The beaches in El Salvador are just amazing. This post will be mostly recreational in content, with my last reading similar to an essay. Enjoy the photos, and hopefully they give you context for this amazing last moment of this grand adventure.
This is an upper view of the beach, though I would moreso call it a mini resort.
There’s so much to see and do while walking the beach, I picked up a ton of seashells and took photos of nice scenic places along the way.
The waves and ocean is just breathtaking. A photo cannot do it justice.
I had a blast just walking the beach, and took a few keepsake photos.
I got a massage while looking at the ocean, just an incredible experience.
At night this place transforms! It was such a surreal experience.
There were also a ton of animals living here, and this is one of my favorite shots of them.
Finally, the staff and food was amazing. This is lobster stuffed with shrimp, and yes it was delicious!
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