El Salvador Travel Guide

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San Salvador

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Juayùa

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Santa Ana

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Alegría

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Suchitoto

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Isla Meanguera

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Sonsonate

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Lago de Coatepeque

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Barra de Santiago

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Tacuba

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Metapán

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Joya de Cerén

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Ilobasco

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Concepción de Ataco

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Ruinas de San Andrés

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Apaneca

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San José Costa Rica

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Los Cóbanos

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La Libertad

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El Sunzal

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Olocuilta

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Panchimalco

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La Palma

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El Zonte

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La Laguna

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Ilopango

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Acajutla

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Zacatecoluca

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Perquín

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Nahuizalco

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Izalco

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El Espino

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El Cuco

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Chilanga

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Chalatenango

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San Salvador

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  • A Salvadorian buffet

    San Salvador Restaurants

    Extensive buffet of local dishes. They had numerous kinds of tamales, including sweet ones, pupusas, stews, yucca, an array of salads, 3 or 4 bean dishes, plantains as side dishes and desserts, fruit drinks, etc. I couldn't taste everything because there was too much of it. One of the staff that spoke English told us what everything was. It is a...

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  • Hilton Princess San Salvador

    San Salvador Hotels

    $85 USD per night including breakfast. The staff here was so accomodating. Every day when we got off...

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  • Salvadoran buffet

    San Salvador Restaurants

    Restaurante Las Cofradias is a great place to try Cocina Típica (traditional Salvadoran cuisine). There is a delicious buffet for just $8. The soups and desserts are particularly good as are the home-made soft drinks. There are plenty of vegetarian options here, made from corn, yucca and plantain. The service is very friendly and helpful...

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Juayùa

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  • Juayua Cascades (Los Chorros de la...

    Juayùa Things to Do

    "No, no, take some more!," Jamie says, leaning against the rocks of the falls, smiling and posing alluringly. As awkward as all of this is, there are surely worse things in life than having a 20-year old blond girl in an orange bikini ask you to take lots of pictures of her while she frolics in a tropical waterfall. I tell you, what I suffer in the...

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  • Templo del Señor Juayúa

    Juayùa Things to Do

    On the western side of Parque Central stands Templo del Señor Juayúa, the main church of Juayúa. The church dates back more than 500 years, but it has been rebuilt three times and the last is a white-washed church constructed between 1953 - 1956. Inside there are colourful stained -glass windows showing the different stages of the cross. Many...

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  • Market

    Juayùa Things to Do

    The streets just north and west of Templo del Señor Juayúa are covered and here is the market where you can buy fruits and vegetables, and of course a lot of other things.During the food festival you will find more market stalls around the square where they are selling bracelets and necklaces and other small souvenirs. If you sit down at a table...

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Santa Ana

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  • Lake Coatepque

    Santa Ana Things to Do

    Coatepeque Lake is considered one of the most beautiful crater lakes in Central America. On its shore there are hotels, restaurants and tourist establishments for practising acquatic sports. In the lake there is also a small island which was a Mayan site of some importance. Coatepeque Lake can be reached from Santa Ana by an about 75 minutes bus...

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  • Parque National Cerro Verde

    Santa Ana Things to Do

    From Santa Ana you can take a bus up past the Coatepeque Lake, into this National Park, which contains three major volcanos. Cerro Verde itself is an ancient crater, now filled by woodland (2nd photo). You can take a free tour around this given by one of the young volunteers - they are unpaid so tips are very welcome. You'll find the guides at a...

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  • Lover's Steakhouse

    Santa Ana Restaurants

    Lover’s Steakhouse is well visited and it is understandable as it is a great restaurant with yummy food and very big portions. The menu is extensive with lots of meat and seafood dishes. One of the dishes consists of a whole roasted rabbit, but I chose BBQ ribs. While I waited for the main dish I got a soup and some nacho chips. When the main dish...

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Alegría

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  • Mirador

    Alegría Things to Do

    As Alegria is the town on the hill and is El Salvador's highest town at 1593m above sea level.Seeing the view from here is already very very enjoyable for me.There's "Mirador de las Cien Grados" the view point at the top of very steep stairway with many steps ..may be.. 100 ?.. I didn't count,if anybody know how many of steps ,please tell me : )...

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  • Walk around town

    Alegría Things to Do

    Alegria is a lovely small town on top of hill,very easy to walk around.Here are some pictures of the town..1.Gazebo at central park, one day before they put X-mas decoration.2-4.Alegria is very clean town because local realise about benefit from torism.They make the town look pretty ,painting some public wall or some poles even on the rocks around...

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  • Laguna de Alegria

    Alegría Things to Do

    These pictures are some interesting big volcanic rocks I found along the lake.One with beautiful painting on it ,I hope people keep it like this,no more any other graffiti on it.

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Suchitoto

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  • the view, the food and the service!!!

    Suchitoto Restaurants

    Once I decided to eat in La Fonda El Mirador, adn the minute I entered i felt a great harmony and the enviroment was amazing!! you enter and there is a great mini-gallery with beautiful pictures, which gave you the main idea of the salvadorean culture. In this restaurant you are able to see the beauty of the Suchitlan lake from one of its best...

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  • El Sitio Zapotal

    Suchitoto Off The Beaten Path

    About seven kilometers out of Suchitoto on the paved road, la Ruta Turistica Sitio Guazapa is a beautiful route through the jungle. The office which greets tourists is adorned with a mural that the youth of the town have painted. Along the route are important points of guerrilla resistance in the civil war, as well as historic indigo-making...

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  • Colonial Suchitoto, still a small...

    Suchitoto Favorites

    The people of Suchitoto and the slow pace of life are what I enjoy most about Suchitoto. This combined with the many places to go and eat, drink and dance as well as cultural events through out the year is why I have come to call Suchitoto home. Its safe at night and one can find food and lodging from very simple and inexpensive up to very...

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Isla Meanguera

  • Frigatebirds.

    Isla Meanguera Things to Do

    Sometimes called Man of War birds or Pirate birds, these birds live in islands near the ocean. They have long wings, tails and bills, and are very easy to recognize due to its red gular pouch, inflated during breeding season to attrack mates.

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  • Isla de los pajaros.

    Isla Meanguera Things to Do

    Located near the town of Meanguera, a beautiful island where you can see many kind of local and migratory birds, a good place to see frigatebirds, pelicans, and many other varieties of sea birds.

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  • un baño en una playa virgen

    Isla Meanguera Things to Do

    si eres amante de la aventura, del mar, del paseo en lancha, de las playas vìrgenes.. ESTA ES UNA VERDADERA JOYA DEL GOLFO, en la isla de Meanguera .. te puedes ir en lancha hasta una linda playa ecològica, llena de naturaleza... puedes bañarte por horas en sus tranquilas aguas y compartir el hàbitat con los delfines, pelìcanos, tortugas marinas y...

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Barra de Santiago

  • Food at Capricho Beach House

    Barra de Santiago Restaurants

    I found the food at Capricho Beach house to be overpriced and I was still hungry after my meals. When I arrived I ordered a strawberry juice in milk and a plate of French fries. I didn’t want a whole meal but had preferred some more fries. It tasted good though. It was 4.10 dollars (June 2009).In the evening I had fish with mashed potatoes and...

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  • Ashore Isla de Cahete

    Barra de Santiago Things to Do

    The mangrove forest in Barra de Santiago is one of the largest in El Salvador and it is rich in plants and animals.At one point during the canoe trip we went ashore to see remains of indigenous tribes who have left traces since long ago. On the small beach there were pieces of pottery and obsidian and along a path there was a heap of earth and...

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  • Canoe trip in the mangrove reserve

    Barra de Santiago Things to Do

    For the morning I had booked a canoe trip to the mangrove reserve. The guide Julio came after breakfast and we walked to the canoe on the estuary side. It was a pleasant and tranquil tour on the calm waters surrounded by mangrove. We passed many fishermen throwing their round nets in the water or just people passing by in a canoe. The tour took 3...

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Tacuba

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  • La Luna trek

    Tacuba Things to Do

    The day after El Cerro Campana trek I did the La Luna trek. Also for this trek there is a minimum of two persons and the cost is then 25 dollars per person (June 2009). I was alone and paid 40 dollars for the trek. It is a bit easier than El Cerro Campana trek and it took six hours. The whole trek is outside El Imposible National Park.I was happy...

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  • El Cerro Campana trek

    Tacuba Things to Do

    On the signs in Hostal de Mamá y Papá it says there is a minimum of two persons for the trekking tours. I was alone so I had to pay a bit more, 25 dollars (June 2009) instead of 20 dollars per person for the Cerro Campana trek.In the morning I and the guide Miguel were driven by Manolo to the starting point of the trek. We walked through coffee...

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  • El Torogoz

    Tacuba Things to Do

    The Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota supercilious), in El Salvador called the Torogoz, is the national bird of the country. I saw it during both my hikes in Tacuba. Unfortunately you can’t see in my picture how colourful it is, but you can see the characteristic tail feather. The Torogoz is about 34 centimetres long and weigh about 65 grams. It...

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Joya de Cerén

  • Moises taxi driver from Santa Ana

    Joya de Cerén Transportation

    There were so few taxis in Santa Ana and some of them want to charge me around $50 for the Joya de Ceren and Lago de Coatepeque trip (3-4 hours trip), then thanks God I found Moises , a very nice man who charge me $40 and it was a nice companion, he did not know about Joya de Ceren but soon we realized is very close (no more then 40 min drive). I...

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  • The Pompeii of Central America

    Joya de Cerén Things to Do

    Joya de Cerén was a farming village that was completely buried by volcanic ash from the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano around 600 A.D. Sites in this area are small—there were too many earthquakes to build big cities or tall temples. The site is interesting because the ash preserved everything. The people seem to have escaped, but they left...

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  • Area 1. Shaman´s house excavation.

    Joya de Cerén Things to Do

    The visit is divided in three areas. You can´t visit the place by yourself, a guide will explain the history and descripctions of the ruins (included in the entrance fee). The main construction in this area is the Shaman´s house. Very well preserved, it even has some decoration on the walls.

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Concepción de Ataco

  • Visit the Galerìa Zorro

    Concepción de Ataco Things to Do

    This great little art gallery is filled with vibrant artwork that is a fabulous memento of this colourful town.Owner artist Bailey Bédard offers a warm welcome and always has a funny story to tell. If you`re there for a couple of days, you can even arrange art classes - make your own memento!

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  • Handicraft

    Concepción de Ataco Shopping

    There are a few artesanías (handicraft shops) in Ataco. One of them is Diconte-Axul where you can find painted wood figures, textiles, hand-dyed t-shirts and blouses and much more. I bought myself a souvenir here, a round wood painting for 15 dollars, and I bought postcards, 1 dollar each (June 2009). Inside there is a nice and tranquil café, a...

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  • Restaurant

    Concepción de Ataco Restaurants

    It was not easy to find a place to eat at after 5pm on a weekday. A place by the square had two occupied tables and another place were closing as I arrived. One restaurant mentioned in my guide book was not there anymore and one restaurant only had tortillas. When I asked near the market I was told there was an eatery just opposite, with entrance...

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