Trains serve major towns, but are slow and old, so most visitors stick to buses. Best hotels in Suchitoto Hotel Descriptioin Price Book here Photo Los Almendros de San Lorenzo Renovated 18th century colonial boutique hotel. Talking of which, the main square in Ataco is filled with a weekend food market and lots of local bars, cafes and restaurants on the covered ground floors of the main buildings lining the square. A guide is almost essential as there is little information available at the sites and you will miss half of the story otherwise. Inside you can still see the original wooden columns and the altar if the church is open, both of which are quite impressive and well preserved considering they date from the 18th century. Delicious papayas, melons, pupusas, herbs, vegetables and exotic drinks like the Horchata. Many of the facades in Ataco are painted with murals and there is a particularly interesting one right by the main square.
Some of the latest tourist attractions in the former war-torn El Salvador feature gun fragments, pictures, combat plans and mountain hideouts. He was killed by the guerrillas in his own church during a service and was beatified by the Pope post mortem. Taste the seafood specialties with a cold coconut as you hear the waves crashing or ride them at El Tunco beach. There may be a small risk of unexploded ordnance eg landmines in remote areas. A sense of community and of being all together permeated it all and I thoroughly enjoyed being a witness to such an age old tradition which would be hard to see in San Salvador. The swimming pool is free of chemicals and only salt is used to keep fresh and sparkling. The sugar plantations have survived until today and can still be seen across the country.
Bound on one side by the brilliant blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean, cornered by Honduras and Guatemala it is a country of many different facets each one shining light upon its varied attractions. San Salvador is one of the fastest growing metropolis in Central America with a population of 1. Prisons are overcrowded and violent. I was not properly geared for the volcanos or the cobblestoned streets and I ended up with bruises on my soles. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.
El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated country in , primarily attracts tourists who are interested in its black-sand beaches and surfing, and its vibrant nightlife. If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 911 and ask for an ambulance. The rainy season runs from June to November. Other staples include fried yuca , commonly available everywhere and eaten with a side of tomato sauce, casamiento side dish of rice with mashed frijoles , and grilled meats of all kinds, including the famous chicharon or sausage. Most visits to El Salvador are trouble-free but there have been isolated attacks on tourists including robberies, car-jackings and violent assaults.
You should avoid swimming on isolated beaches, especially after consuming alcohol. . Quiet and free from tourists. Local laws and customs There are severe penalties for drug trafficking and drug use in El Salvador. The market is covered so you can get some shelter from the rain or from the blazing tropical sun. When the Spaniards discovered El Salvador in 1525, the area was inhabited by the , descendants of the , who migrated to the region in the 11th century.
For non urgent assistance email enquiries you can contact:. The hike up Santa Ana volcano is one of the nicest activities in the country and one place you need to visit in el Salvador. It houses a large collection of more than 600 animal species, and is designed so that the animals enjoy a habitat as close as possible their own natural surroundings. This mountain village above San Salvador is a lovely place to retire to. One of the major tourism assets of the country, the Pacific coast is only 30 minutes from the capital of San Salvador. The question of refunds and cancellations is a matter for you and your travel company. Coffee plantations are inviting guests to visit, to eat and drink, to stay, to work.
Unique in Mayan World and one of the most important archeological sites in El Salvador. A large dam created a huge lake right where Suchitoto is and you can have lovely views of it from the and restaurant. If you are involved in an accident, contact the national police or the fire brigade by dialling 911. In fact, El Salvador tops the list of the countries with the highest murder rate when countries at war are excluded. The volcano last erupted in 2015, killing 2 people and ordering the evacuation of thousands in the vicinity. However, my shuttle passed through at about 5 in the morning with absolutely no problems at all. El Zonte : Near El Tunco but more chilled out and quiet.
Yes only pupusas are served but of such variety and quality you will want to return again and again. This heritage can be seen in the architecture, the customs and the food across the country so a lot of El Salvador tourism is centered around the tourist attractions that relate to heritage. There are also vegetarian options, often with ayote a type of squash or garlic. There is a sculpture park you can check out and lots of art and handicrafts including a small gallery-workshop-shop called Casa Taller Encuentro that tells you more about the fabric and weaving tradition in El Salvador and other artistic traditions. A from the rim you have a great sight to the sulfuric acid lagoon below. Fantastic hosts who have a love for the culture, heritage and food.
The name was an attempt by the government to brand an itinerary along a few of the well known colonial towns and villages in the West side of the country by planting lots of flowers on the main road thus turning it into an appealing tourist attraction. Undoubtedly, the best reasons to visit Juayua is the weekend food fair where food abounds. Sugar cane and coffee are two of the major crops grown in El Salvador and fields of these stretch along the roadside. If you are going off-road take local advice and avoid travel to such areas if advised. The bus takes about 1.