My husband and I just returned from a lazy and relaxing weekend at La Cocotera Resort. We live and work in San Salvador, so it was a 90 minute drive to get to Barra de Santiago and the resort. The hotel has 3 bungalows with 6 rooms total. There is a fabulous pool and pagoda in the center, the ocean near the front of the resort, and an estuary at the back of the resort. We stayed in the 2nd floor Ocean front room. The view from the room was stunning, the furniture was all custom-made, the bed was comfy, and we were lulled to sleep both nights by the sound of the waves.
The staff was fabulous! Cruz, Beatriz, and the owner and or GM Ricardo were friendly, helpful, and always offered excellent customer service. We had an hour in-room massage for $35 each. Drinks were reasonably priced and cocktails were always freshly prepared. The food is included. If you love seafood, then you will love the food at La Cocotera. If you are like my husband and get grossed out by fish that still have their heads, or are allergic to shellfish, then the non-sea food options drop off in quality and imagination from there. The non-seafood options are still good, but they aren't brilliant and some are rather plain. I think the one area for improvement is the menu-selections for non-seafood eaters. Otherwise, I haven't a single complaint about the entire experience. This is not a place to be entertained. You will entertain yourself with a swim in the pool, walks on the beach, card games, shooting pool, reading in a hammock, etc. If you want to relax and leave all of your worries behind, this is paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Cocotera is Central America's premier eco lodge and resort. We offer luxurious accommodations in a relaxing setting. We are an eco friendly resort located in beautiful La Barra de Santiago, bordered by the warm Pacific Ocean on one side and a peaceful estuary on the other.As an environmentally friendly resort in El Salvador, we support the region and local people. We are happy to offer a pristine world-class destination to the environmentally conscious traveler, complete with unspoiled coastlines and surfable waves, all at no expense to the environment or residences. We encourage nature and luxury lovers alike to visit our green hotel in El Salvador for a truly unique vacation experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Cocotera Hotel Barra De Santiago
- La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge El Salvador/Barra De Santiago