Good morning and welcome to a vibrant day in the village of Juayua! Before mom and I head out for the food festival, I wanted to explore the well know “Los Chorros de Juayua”. These are natural springs that run down a hillside combined with man-made damns for little swimming holes. These waterfalls draw in small crowds for a chilly dip or a hike to treat the lovers of nature.
The trek starts with a view of what seems like a never ending jungle of green with sounds of birds, bugs and the faint music of running water.
As you get deeper into the brush, the first sight of water presents itself and brings a peaceful sense of just being.
I did this trek on my own which kept me giggling at every option that either led to a locked gate or sketchy crossing. With confidence in the path chosen, I just keep on moving!
As I approached this crossroad, I could hear joyful people coming from above the sound of rushing water. I made it in time to find some local kids and a sweet couple enjoying the beauty of the elements around us.
After watching me take pictures as if I’ve never seen a waterfall before, they invite me to join them and jump in… Done!
Found out (by accident) that my underwater camera feature works. I’ll have to play around with it more often!
As I checked out the final set of falls, I found these kids showing off their bravery skills. Much fun to be had in El Salvador on such a bright day!
As I started my trek back, these happy fellas helped me out with a handstand shot.
Natural Earth + Warm Sun + Crisp Water = A glorious start to a day I’m so grateful for.