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Taquillo: Virgin Beach in La Libertad
Translated/Edited into English by Dustin Ha
Taquillo beach is in the town of Jicalapa, in the department of La Libertad. It is a paradise that serves as a refuge to diverse species of crustaceans and fishes.
Due to the dusty rocky road a four-wheel drive vehicle is needed to reach this beach. It is considered to be the most ideal beach to camp in.
For your peace of mind and security, the National Tourism Police (POLITUR) may escort you to the beach, free of charge. The only requirement for this service is a one-week in advance notice. Be sure to consult the procedure on the Ministry of Tourism’s website.
Where to eat?
Taquillo beach is relatively far away from any town, so it is recommended that all visitors take their own food. However before reaching the dirt road there are many little stores that sell sodas, candies, and other low priced food.
Where to stay?
This beach is great for camping. campers should take the proper equipment and the necessary clothing for the stay. Since shops and restaurants are scarce in the area.
How to get here?
Taquillo beach is located near another beach called El Zonte, near the coasts that boarder the Carretera de Litoral in La Libertad.
Take the “192-A” route which travels from the Ciudad del Puerto de la Libertad to the town of Chiltiupan. Ask the driver to tell you which is the “Taquillo” stop, to start your journey. The distance from the entrance of the town to the beach is about two kilometers at a price of $0.75.
To contact POLITUR agents dial (503) 2511-8300 or (503) 2511-8302 from Monday to Friday (working hours from 8:00 am to 5:00pm).
POLITUR’s service is completely free except for the food that must be provided for the assigned agents. So be sure and bring extra cash to buy them lunch.
NOTE: If this service is used please specify whether lodging will be provided for the agents. If not, please specify so that the agents can take their own equipment to camp and provide security without any further inconveniences.
The POLITUR agents have equipment with them for any kind of tourist trip either mountain (rappelling, vertical rescue team), water type (jet skis and diving) or any others.