It was raining and cold in La Antigua de Guatemala, I was tired of cobbled streets and being damp. The rainy season had dragged on and landslides had closed a number of roads. It was time for a change. Although not a surfer I was keen to check on the hotspots of surfers’ paradise in El Salvador and the promise of some cold beers and sunshine was just the ticket.
Fortunately there were plenty of minibus options to take care of the travelling gringos in the region and get us to El Tunco, the heart of it all, in style. Great style as it happened as we were the only two aboard for the four hour journey winding from the hilly heights of Guatemala City to the canyons of El Salvador’s coast.
The journey is very scenic, taking in the volcanoes surrounding Antigua and passing through the lush countryside near Montericco. From here the road twists and turns through tunnels in the mountainside offering tantalising peeks of the rough Pacific coast and a foretaste of crashing surf to come.