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El Salvador: Adventure Academy

National Geographic Adventure picks the 25 best new outfitted trips.
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Chile  |  El Salvador  |  Panama  |  Peru

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For Access Trips—an innovative, six-year-old outfitter—combining adventure travel with top-of-the-line sports coaching comes naturally. Company co-founder Alain Chuard is a former World Cup snowboarder, and trip leaders include a World Cup mountain biker and a champion surfer. Their newest multisport classroom: off-the-radar El Salvador, where clients will be the only ones on the beach for surf lessons and on rolling trails for rides. Resident mountain-biking champ Roy Beers meets groups in San Salvador and leads them to a hotel along the white-sand beaches of the Costa del Sol, just yards from a beginner surf break. The next three days are divided between surfing and wakeboarding and, after retreating to the edges of El Imposible National Park, riding little-trafficked trail circuits through jungle and bamboo.


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