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Calle La Barra de Santiago and 39 Av., Barra de Santiago 2104 El Salvador
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Barra de Santiago
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La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge is an exclusive all inclusive luxury Eco Resort, located in Barra de Santiago, El Salvador. The resort is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the estuary on the other. A natural paradise with endless beaches, mangroves, spacious ocean-front and estuary-front views, outside activities, bungalows and exceptional fresh food.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Calle La Barra de Santiago and 39 Av., Barra de Santiago 2104 El Salvador
Getting there
Comalapa Intl Airport68 miSee all flights
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My wife and stayed in this incredible hotel for 3 nights, next time I will plan to stay at least for a week, this is the perfect place to relax and stay in touch with the nature, there is no stree to the hotel, you leave the car in the hotel's parking lot in the town nearby, and they take you in a 4x4 to the hotel, or they can pock you up at the airport if you prefer. The place is incredibly quiet, the beach is amazing, after spend many vacations in Miami Beach, this hotel is by far the perfect place to be out of the noise and stress of the city, you can relax in a hamaca under the palms trees and listen the birds and the ocean waves. We will definitely go back and stay a week at least.
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This boutique resort is lovely. We were in the ocean front top floor and room was immaculate, comfortable bed, and gorgeous view. The beach is untouched and relaxing. We also toured the mangroves - again, stunning birds and other wildlife. Resort has quite a bit of room so you can spread out and read/relax. Food was superb - fresh seafood with creative recipes. And, the service was impeccable. We'll definitely go back and stay longer!
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As this property has had so few reviews, I'm going to go long. I was delighted and surprised on the upside, mostly. The extent and quality of the furnishings and amenities is very high for such a remote and small hotel. Someone has invested seriously in the property and almost everything is of good quality, sturdy and well maintained. There were no scuffs or dents in the furniture, the pillows and bedding were high quality, everything in the room worked perfectly including wifi, hot water and air-conditioning. I cannot say that about every tropical retreat. Basic orientation: The website does not give much detail so I'll paint the picture. Arrival: I had a private car take me from San Salvador (about two hours, a pleasant drive). You get down to the coast and pass a few villages and then it's the end of the road. They came to pick me up on a truck for the final stretch on the beach (on departure I had to walk it). Property: extends from the beachfront all the way back to the estuary. That's probably a quarter mile. There are three bungalows toward the beach (each with an upstairs room and a downstairs room) and nicely spaced out from each other. Each has direct view and access to the beach and the ocean. There is one similar bungalow back toward the estuary. There are two pools (one central one next to the restaurant) and a smaller one in front of the beach. There are sturdy solid wood sun loungers, chairs, quality umbrellas and hammocks. Many comfortable places to lounge and relax, in addition to your own porch. There is more public space than you would expect for eight rooms. Beach: is broad and made of soft, cocoa brown sand. It is a stunning setting at certain times of day, with the unusual colors of a "black sand beach" in the morning and fabulous sunsets at the end of the day. The ocean is beautiful but quite rough most of the time with some pretty big Pacific waves. I was discouraged from surfing or swimming. One day I saw some local boys out on their boards but they were having a tough time. The beach was very quiet with few people ever in sight other than the regularly passing truck or buggy (the beach is also the main road at this point on the coast). The sunsets from thew property are epic. Estuary: is a wide and peaceful, slow moving body of water. The resort offers kayaks and paddle boards. You can go up the river miles and explore the mangrove swamps - as far as you want. There are a few launches that ferry people across the river but otherwise there is little movement on the water. There is also a giant birdcage on the property with scarlet macaws inside and it is great fun to watch them. Cuisine: Diego, the chef, works hard to prepare interesting menus with elevated cuisine. He and his team provide three meals a day with three options for the main course. They have a planned formula for the meals, however, and it struck me that they were unable to be more flexible given that I was the only guest. If it were my place I would drop the three options and speak with the sole guest about what they wanted to eat and marry it to whatever was available. They did not quite understand this. Diego is not just the chef, but also the only English speaker and singular point of contact for anything at the resort. If there is anything you need or want you need to go to Diego because no one will come to you and ask if you need anything. One day there was a water bottle left in the room (for brushing teeth etc.) and the next day there was not. You need to ask. It is a low intervention hotel. There is no other management on site. And no one asked any feedback. The resort itself is spotlessly clean but there was a fair amount of plastic debris on the beach and, unpardonably, on the hotel property on the estuary side. In the area where you set off on a kayak or paddleboard, there is black sandy mud with a LOT of garbage. Water bottles, used containers of all types, a random flip flop, etc. You're standing in the middle of all this detritus as you launch off. It is not hotel generated and just washes up from the river (environmental consciousness of the local people is not strong) but it's rather off-putting. One of my top suggestions to management would be to pay more attention to this. There is very little to do here apart from beach walking, kayaking/paddle boarding on the estuary, lazing around in a hammock, watching the sunset and eating and sleeping and reading. For me it was a nice place to unwind and detach. They suggest on the Facebook page that there is yoga but no, there is not (I think those photos were staged - I never got an answer about when yoga might be available). They have massage rooms near the beach but the massage I had was one of the worst ever and very expensive for El Salvador. So, they could work on the ancillary services to make it a more enjoyable spot.
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Had the best weekend sharing with friends and family, enjoyed the sunset and the quality attention. I also had a trip to a protected area were you can find and pass nearby cocodriles🐊!! ... you wish this was everyday of you life 🐠
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Response from OwnerLaCocotera, Public Relations Manager at La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge
Responded Feb 18, 2018
Thank you for your kind words MaryAle22, we are please to know you enjoy your time at the Hotel and we hope you can visit us soon!
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Beautiful boutique resort at the far western boarder. Lovely grounds with roomy bungalows containing fine and comfortable furnishings, including outdoor couch on private patio mere feet from the ocean! Food was always a delight; three options at every meal. Local produce was fresh and tasty. Accommodating to vegetarians. We fell in love with the pools! One has cut-outs to sit and read, with afternoon shade. The other, an infinity pool, has great ocean views with seating options in the sun and shade (and a ceiling fan). Staff was gracious and attentive, although little English was spoken. (Note: we were there off season with skeletal staff.) A special shout out to Diego--chef and concierge--who went out of his way to assist us in every way. Take the boat tour and maybe glimpse crocodiles in the wild! A variety of birds, especially macaws and pelicans. There's a protected area for various birds on site too. Transportation to/from the airport was seamless, very reliable, worry-free, timely, and comfortable. Allow 2+ hours, however; more if heavy traffic or construction. It was our most relaxing vacation ever. We LOVED it!
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Response from OwnerLaCocotera, Director of Sales at La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge
Responded Nov 22, 2017
Thank you for your comment Joan, Everyone at the hotel is thankful with your visit and every comment you gave. We are happy you were able to relax during your vacations and we hope to see you soon in the near future. Best of Wishes for you and your husband. Warm regards, Daniel.
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PRICE RANGE
$237 - $460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
El SalvadorAhuachapan DepartmentBarra de Santiago
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge
What are some of the property amenities at La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.