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“Barillas Marina Club for yachties” 5 of 5 stars
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Puerto Barillas Marina & Lodge
3.5 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Km. 108.5 - CA-2 | (Carretera El Litoral) desvio Hacienda La Carrera, Usulutan Bahia de Jiquilisco, Usulutan, Puerto Barillas 00000, El Salvador   |  
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Barillas Marina Club for yachties”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

While making a delivery of a yacht from Florida to California we stopped here to refuel and take a break. We had been at sea for 6 days and needed rest and relaxation. Though it was a very tough entry through the breakwater (BMC provided a pilot) it was well worth it. Very secluded and very quiet!! With a beautiful view of surrounding volcanos. The check in with the office and all the country officials (customs, immigration) was easy and extremely painless. All the people here are really friendly and couldn't do enough for us. They even drove us into town to resupply free of charge, and that doesn't happen anywhere! We did not try the dining, because I am the yacht chef but the pool and the rest of the facilities looked wonderful. Great place to really get away from it all!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Having travelled to many countries in the world looking for adventure and something different - I found it in El Salvador - Puerto Barrilas!
It's not luxury but very comfortable and friendly ( I don't like 5 star anyway) the staff are wonderful, very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble for them.
I first visited in November 2011 and the impact had me writing a blog for my company website and a five page feature for the sea fishing magazine I work on. The blog alone attracted a lot of attention and interest, which lead to me having to organise another trip for guide two guys from England, Andyg1000 was one of them.
It's a verry loooong trip from England via Houston, Texas but worht every minute for the experience. Where else can you see sunbathing saltwater crocodiles, catch huge roosterfish from the shore and feed spider monkeys by hand? If you visit, you have to go and see the monkeys, they are amazing creatures - totally wild but know that visitors will bring them bananas - make sure you have some!
It's a great place to base yourself to explore other towns and areas, we made a few trips to Puerto Parada and the local town Usulutan - well worth a visit to get a true feel of Central America.
I have limited time off and a very busy diary this year but I'll be back for sure as there's no better place to sit back, relax and just chill out!

Room Tip: Go for the Villa, it has a kitchen. All rooms are quiet as it's set in a grove of coconut trees.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Our week long stay here was fantastic. We were treated so well and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. We also took advantage of their free bus service into the local town.
The resort felt extremely safe and we were left alone to relax and just enjoy our time, although if we did want for anything they were on hand to help.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I have stayed in Puerto Barillas on the boat and used their facilities except cabins (which looked quite nice!).
Puerto Barillas is off the beaten track and provides very nice stay far from the reality of the busy world. It is hard to find such places anymore. It is located in Bahia de Jiquilisco and the closest town is Usulutan. They have directions how to get there on their website www.puertobarillas.com
There is lovely swimming pool, jacuzzi, number of palapas (with wi-fi), restaurant, small convenience store, small boat dock and buoys for larger boats, kayaks and PWCs for rent. They also offer trips to local beaches. One can even charter a small airplane - there is a small air strip there.
Everybody in the resort is helpful and pleasant and we enjoyed relaxing quiet surroundings and beauty of the mangroves and jungle around us.
There are some no-see-ums (called locally jejenes) so have repellent ready if necessary.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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el salvador
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2008

very nice place! the cabins are excellent. clean and pretty.
the food was good, the pool is nice. each cabin has its own barbecue!!! , big cabins have their own kitchen.
but keep in mind that its in the middle of the mangrove forrest, so you need to get on a boat to go to the beach.
a bit expensive, but totally worth it.

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  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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toronto
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2007

My family and I stayed there on march 25 for one night.It is a pretty nice place where to stay.We really loved it and would go back again,but keep in mind that is expensive.

Stayed March 2006
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Address: Km. 108.5 - CA-2 | (Carretera El Litoral) desvio Hacienda La Carrera, Usulutan Bahia de Jiquilisco, Usulutan, Puerto Barillas 00000, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > Usulutan Department > Puerto Barillas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Barillas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Puerto Barillas Marina & Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you enjoy ecotourism or nature, Puerto Barillas Marina and Lodge is the perfect place for visiting on you holiday to El Salvador. We are located in Bahia de Jiquilisco, a Biosphere, the largest coastal estuary and consists of a largely undeveloped mangrove-lined series of inlets and canals. At Puerto Barillas you will find an excellent service provided by local people of Hacienda La Carrera, who are third generation workers of one of the most productive haciendas in Latin America in the 70s. Our facilities include lodging in te midst of a tropical forest with cocoa trees and plams trees of tow kinds: full equipped apartments and tree houses, all of them with barbacues, a restaurant with a nice bay view and complimentary WIFI in social areas, swimming pool, soccer field and a convenience store onsite. Our attractions include: boat tours through the bay, or visiting a pristine island, visit our monkey sanctuary (spider monkeys- a very entertaining experience- monkeys are in their natural habitat and are very playful as visitors bring them bananas) and cocoa tours, Kayak rentals or if you decide just to relax this is the perfect place. We are located in Canal Barillas in Bahia de Jiquilisco, surrounded by mangroves. Our location is at the end of a big sugar cane, cocoa and plantain hacienda. Bahia de Jiquilisco was designated as a RAMSAR wetland on Octobetr 31st, 2005. Hosts the largest abundance of coastal-marine birds in the country (aprox 231 species of birds) A critically important hawksbill nesting site ... more   less 
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