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transportation within san salvador to santa ana
What would be the best way to get from san salvador to santa ana, please give me cheapest, mid and most expensive rates. Please give detailed information.
Re: transportation within san salvador to santa ana
Santa Ana is about 60 kms from San Salvador, and there are chicken buses going there all the time. I have a car and am not well versed on the bus prices, but it shouldn't be more than a buck or a couple of bucks. A co-worker girl here in San Salvador used to take the bus all nights, across the street of the Guadalupe Basilica, to go to her home in Santa Ana.
Price of Chicken Buses to Santa Ana
I just asked my friend Mayra for the price by chicken bus from San Salvador to Santa Ana: $ 0.85 dollars.
Travel Tips for San Salvador
When to visit...Part II
The big holidays in San Salvador are Christmas which actually begins with the celebration of the Virgen de Guadeloupe on December 12..Celebration runs on into the middle of January. Hotel rates usually escalate about 50% during that time. Easter week is a big celebration too. The first week in August is celebrate around the day of August 6, patron saint day, El Salvador del Mundo, for the whole country. In San Salvador there are fiestas and a big parade.
Vulcán San Salvador - El Boquerón
Vulcán San Salvador (Quezaltepeque) is situated northwest of the city and it has two peaks. The highest peak is Picacho with 1967m and the other is Jabali with 1397m. Jabali has a symmetrical crater called El Boquerón. The crater is 45m high and it got its present look after an eruption in 1917.
With a guide you can walk around the crater, or down in the crater. Otherwise you can walk to the three viewpoints near the parking lot , which most people do. We arrived at 16.45 and saw on a sign that the site was closing at 17.00, but as we asked we were told it closed at 17.30, which was good.
By the parking lot you pay the admission of 1 dollar, and there you will also find many vendors selling pupusas and fruits.
Nice Italian Restaurant
This is a nicely decorated restaurant with good food and good waiters. I think I ate something like fettucine alfredo...not sure. But I remember that everything was good. All of my coworkers liked it too, so we went several times while we were there. They have seafood dishes as well.
La Joya de Cerén
La Joya de Cerén, the Jewel of Cerén, truly is something special. The Pompei of Central America, these ruins were buried under layers of volcanic ash and soot, allowing them to be preserved in a remarkable fashion. Prior to 900 AD, the area in which El Salvador lies was inhabited by a native group unrelated to the indigenous nations found at the time of the Spanish Conquest. In the 10th century, however, the volcano at Ilopango (not far from the capital) erupted violently, covering the area with volcanic ash and lava (the reason why coffee grows here). The inhabitants, luckily, appear to have escaped in time (no human remains were found in the ash), but they left their homes and possessions as they were. In the 1970s, a farmer inadvertently discovered the remains of their village, which was excavated by an American archeologist. Today, you can visit the preserved remains of the few houses found, including that of the Shaman and his family. The tour guide (Spanish only) provides an interesting insight into the significance of the various sites, as well as an overview of life in the region at the time of the volcano’s eruption.
Plaza Gerardo Barrios
While much of San Salvador’s historic centre has been overrun by street vendors and the shadier aspects of Salvadorean life, la Plaza Gerardo Barrios helps to preserve some of the sense of grandeur and stateliness of the capital. It is dominated by a statue of Gerardo Barrios, an ill-fated President of the Republic during the 1850s and 1860s. President Barrios introduced coffee as a mainstay of the country’s economy, but he lost support of conservatives during a dispute with the clergy and was eventually brought to trial after Guatemalan troops seized control of San Salvador in 1865. The square itself is one of the few open spaces free from peddlers, and it is kept fairly secure by a police patrol in the area. You can get some good shots of the Cathedral from here, although it is nonetheless advisable to keep close watch of your belongings.
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