Simple hillside hotel of wooden cabins overlooking mountains and coffee plantations, with a good restaurant and a commitment to social projects.
The simple Perkin Lenca with wooden cabins and bungalows overlooks the rolling green coffee plantations and verdant forests that dominate the area. You can relax on the peaceful porch overlooking the neighbouring mountain range, swing in a hammock or go for walks in the idyllic countryside all around.
Rooms are scattered along the slopes of a steep hill and have a typically rustic decorative style. As should be expected in this off-the-beaten-track region, standards are basic but all the essentials are provided.
There's a good restaurant serving delicious traditional cuisine prepared with ingredients grown on the hotel grounds, and fantastic coffee. The socially conscious owner also helps to run a local school using the hotel proceeds.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The transfer from leon to suchitoto was hard work but the trip across the gulf was worth it!HC, Leyburn
The highlight was the friendliness and openness of the people in El Salvador and being in a country not overrun by tourists.SB, Cambourne
It was all fascinating and was a trip of so many contrasts. If I had to pick out two experiences that have stayed most strongly in my memory - for completely contrasting reasons - they would be Tikal (Guatemala) and El Mozote.DM, Nottingham
I felt that our visit helped local people and economies, especially in El Salvador. I tried to buy local and go to local cafes wherever possible and was encouraged and given time to do so.PC, London
Most Memorable Moment?: Meeting the civil war veteran guerrillas.PH,
A highlight was watching the sunrise at Casa del Mar and my family loving surfing.JMM, London
The Golfe de Fonseca and the Perquin day were very memorable.We felt very spoilt as we never met other touristsPF, Shaftesbury
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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