Located approximately 110 kilometers from San Salvador, it is an area of mangroves and salty forests that are refuge for birds such as herons, seagulls and others, about 55 kilometers in length, forming the peninsula of “San Juan del Gozo”, receives water from San Miguel, Samaria, El Arco, as well as other smaller islands.
In the bay of Jiquilisco the visitor can practice swimming, skiing, birdwatching, sailing, kayaking, sailing, artisanal and sport fishing, windsurfing, among other activities.
Also in the area of the Bay is the protected area of “Chahuantique home” to the spider monkeys (endangered) and the big blue butterfly.
In the Bay of Jiquilisco you can also visit the island the Holy Spirit where you can observe the process of industrialization of the coconut from which coconut oil is extracted.
An inescapable destination in Bahía de Jiquilisco is “Isla la Pirraya” in the vicinity of San Sebastian Island and Bocana el Bajón, this small island is where most of the beach foot ball players come from, representing El Salvador in world championships Of beach foot ball, offer accommodation in ecological bungalows and healthy and fresh food with seafood products as well as interesting boat trips and fishing tours.