I started early on the morning of 16 Nov. The ride to the border was a mixture of good and bad roads. It took me 30mins to cancel my permisso (local term for Temporary Vehicle Import Permit) at Guatemalan side and 1.30hrs to get a new one at the El Salvador side. A nice customs officer, Rafael, helped me or else I would have taken a longer time. No fees charged to take my bike into El Salvador.

EL SALVADOR - Givi Explorer

Surprisingly, the roads in El Salvador were much better than in Guatemala. Of course there were some broken parts, but still tolerable. I bypassed Santa Ana, San Salvador and took the coastal road, CA2 to El Cuco. It was 353kms paved + 3kms on dirt and gravel to reach Tortuga Verde, my hostel at El Cuco.

EL SALVADOR - Givi Explorer

This place was incredible. Very beautiful blue and huge waves of the Pacific Ocean could be seen here. I stayed here for 2 nights just to laze and enjoyed the amazing sunset and fresh and cheap fried fish sold here. I also managed to see baby turtles being released into the ocean.

EL SALVADOR - Givi Explorer
EL SALVADOR - Givi Explorer

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