Tours that give back

EcoExperiencias is not just a tour operator in El Salvador. It is a family run tour company that has a mission to give back to the community it serves. Similar to our belief at Go Eat Give, EcoExperiencias thrives to show tourists the real aspects of the country, engage them with the local people, and not leave any impact on the environment.

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El Salvadorian Pupusa

Pupusa is a traditional El Salvadorian dish made with a thick corn tortilla stuffed with fillings of pork (chicharrón) , mashed refried beans, cheese (queso), onions, mushrooms or chillies. The two most commonly found pupusas are the pupusa de queso (cheese) and more popular pupusa revuelta with mixed ingredients of cheese, beans, and chicharrón. Pupusas are served hot off the griddle with curtido, a pickled salad of shredded carrots, onion and cabbage, and homemade tomato sauce. Continue reading “El Salvadorian Pupusa”

Coffee getaway

If you are looking for cool air, warm sun, lush greenery and an insight to coffee making, El Carmen Estate in El Salvador offers you all that. Located in the Eastern part of the country known as Ilamatepec, the estate lies in the heart of a stunningly beautiful coffee forest, at 1300 meters above sea level. El Carmen is located on the banks of Concepcion de Ataco, in the district of Ahuachapán, which is close to Guatemala border. It was founded in 1930 by Mr. Agustin Alfaro Moran and has been maintained through four generations.  Continue reading “Coffee getaway”

The art and labor of making coffee

When you take that sip of fresh cup of coffee in the morning, do you ever stop to wonder where it came from? Sure, you may have bought a premium bag of Columbian or Sumatra roasts from your neighborhood grocery store or cafe, but do you know how coffee is grown and processed, the labor that is involved, or how it is treated? Continue reading “The art and labor of making coffee”

Latte with love

El Salvador is well known for its coffee. Well, due to increased competition, it probably doesn’t get the much deserved recognition on a global platform. A great deal of its economy is dependent upon it so the locals take their coffee very seriously. While searching for a cup of latte, I came across this place “Biscuit Factory” on Calle El Mirador in downtown San Salvador. Continue reading “Latte with love”