Capricho Beach House is a small hotel situated at the beach front of the peninsula Barra de Santiago.
This cozy and relaxed place is made in ecological style with palm thatched roofs, rustic motifs, wooden beams and the four rooms share a cool corridor overlooking the beach.
The spectacular natural surroundings frame this property with the long stretched sandy beach in front and the still waters of the estuary (lagoon) at the back side. The whole peninsula is dotted with coconut palms and the lush mangroves are just a short boat ride away.
The rooms all have A/C and private bath. There is a lounge area for sun bathing, small palm thatched ranchos at the beach front, a living room and restaurant area. Our hotel offer a restaurant service from 6am to 9pm but if you want to visit other places, the village (3kms away) and the Bocana (1 kms away) are other options for meals.
This is the perfect place for nature lovers as the location is conducive to enjoy the amazing wildlife in this protected natural area. Tours into the mangroves to observe birds, reptiles, crocodiles and mammals tops the list along with surf activities, observing the great ocean turtles and experience other ecological conservation programs.
Services available are : board rental, surf classes, boat trips into the estuary or mangroves, fishing trips, night walks to observe turtle lay eggs on the beach and turtle baby release tours. Transport services to International Airport, San Salvador, Ruta de Las Flores, El Imposible and Los Cobanos are available. . Barra de Santiago village is just 3 kms away and is the home of fishermen and their families and a couple of small stores and diners. Common denominator of the area is that it’s very healthy environment where you can feel safe walking around also after dark. To visit the beautiful bocana (tip of the peninsula) it is just a 15 min. walk from Capricho. From here you can observe on clear days the impressive volcanic mountain chain all the way from Cerrro Verde volcanic complex to the Volcanoes of Pacaya, Agua and Fuego of Guatemala. Beyond the mangroves you also spot the green slopes of the El Imposible National Park.
The Barra de Santiago peninsula is a protected natural area and has the third biggest mangrove forest (and the best preserved one) in the country. This is an excellent place for bird watching and the nearby mangroves are the scenery for exciting adventures by boat. Due to successful conservation programs now many species such as crocodiles and reptiles are easy to spot along the riverbed. The beach is long and wide and secluded and most times you have the luxury of being the only person there
This is not a developed tourist area where you will find a selection of restaurants, discos or nightlife. The main activity here is based on nature experiences and you find yourself a bit off the “beaten track”. Our eco-oriented property does not have a pool nor are there TVs in the rooms; we induce people to enjoy the warm Pacific waters and sit outdoors and watch the stars at night.
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