Departamento de Ahuachapán Travel Guide

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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!

  • 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...

  • 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...


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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Apaneca Aventura: Buggy Tour

    Apaneca Things to Do

    Apaneca Aventura's tour operator instructed us several hours ago on how to drive the dune buggies, "Keep your left foot on the brake and your right foot on the gas at all times, don't switch back and forth." I was a little worried about this because it's a strange driving method and would probably be difficult to remember. However, no sooner am I...

  • Indiginous Music

    Apaneca Local Customs

    If your lucky, Apaneca is one of the few places in the country where you can still find indigenous people, This group was singing in the Language of the Puipl

  • Home cooking in a lovely colonial house

    Apaneca Restaurants

    Old colonial house, with courtyards and gardens turned into a nice cozy restaurant. Try all the local specialities, good home cooking. Very quiet during the week and busy with locals on weekends.



See all 8 Tacuba Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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