Casa Kickapoo

Neal Freeburn: Welcome to Paradise!!

Neal Freeburn: Welcome to Paradise!!

I was at this place for a martial arts camp.

I was initially concerned about going to El Salvador as I heard it was the crime capital of Latin america but I must say I saw no signs of crime whatsoever during my stay, not so much as littering or graffiti let alone all the stuff the media would portray.

Casa Kickapoo is situated on a peninsula and is in a fairly isolated area in which I assume is the richer part of town full of holiday homes. There are basically no shops nearby and any shopping or site seeing must be done via a car trip of around an hour. I did take in a visit to Mayan Ruins, a dormant volcano and a trip to the city (all organised by Casa Kickapoo) and there I got to experience the “real” El Salvador. The house was perfect for our needs and consisted of 5 double bedrooms that were cleaned daily and all have air conditioning. There is a private swimming pool, private peer and jetty (boat trips can be organised through Casa Kickapoo) that leads into the mangroves. There is also coconuts growing in the garden, ample spots to sun bathe in (temperature never dipped below 30degress centigrade) or lounge in a hammock. Id recommend this to any group that wishes to “get away” and relax, especially for a extended family. The beach is literally 5 mins walk and is basically empty (bar other people from the holiday homes) so you have lots of privacy. Im sure Casa Kickapoo could organise a lot more site seeing if you wished to see the real El Salvador but this area is more like an isolated oasis of relaxation. Finally I wish to mention the service – Luis and Gloria (the hosts) are two of the nicest people I have ever met, they are so friendly and seem genuinely happy to have people stay with them and not simply there to make a profit, nothing was ever too much for them any time of day or night and I hope my life path crosses with them again as I would consider them friends after my holiday. We also had food made by Rodrigo daily which was flawless.