Suchitoto Travel Guide

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Suchitoto Things to Do

  • A great old church

    Really my favorite church that I saw in El Salvador the church on the square in Suchitoto Just has a feel of age. The Paint is faded, the wood is damaged, and it just feels more sacred because of it. The Spanish will soon begin a restoration effort. I hope it doesn't lose its feel with the construction.

  • The Park

    The main place in Suchitoto is the park, with the Santa Lucia church, The Casa de Cultura and some cafés and restaurants...

  • Suchitoto

    Suchitoto, once the capital of the country, is the one and only colonial city of El Salvador. In Náhuat the indigenous language Suchitoto means "Place of the Birds and Flowers". Maybe it is not that spectacular as for example Antigua (Guatemala) it still has its unique charm. The church is certainly be the highlight of the historical centre. The're...

  • Parque de San Mart?n

    On the north side of the town there is a park overlooking Lago de Suchitlan. In the park is a collection of welded artwork depicting the Civil from guns, heliocopters, ect. Also, I believe this park has the only public restrooms in the town!

  • Visit La Posada

    Visit La Posada Hotel event if you are not going to stay overnight or eat there. The grounds are kept up like a nice park and the views are spectacular. Also, you can buy El Salvadorean artwork in this beautiful gift and antique shop right in the hotel.

  • Iglesia Santa Lucia

    The first recorded church in Suchitoto had a straw roof and was located in the eastern side of the present Central Park. It suffered two fires towards the end of the 18th Century and subsequently, the parish priest Father José Márquez Rendón succeeded, with the help of the faithful to collect sufficient funds to construct a new church in its...


Suchitoto Restaurants

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

    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...

  • Cappuccino and Local stuff

    Right in the center of the town, on the square, you can get a coffee and watch the life of Suchitoto walk by. They also sell art by local artists, especialy photography, and coffee grown by a local woman's cooprative.

  • Good food, Great View

    An amazing view, looking off over the man made lake of Suchitlan. La Posada has good food and you get to enjoy it in a colonial setting with one of the best views in the country. They also have some rooms to rent if you need longer to soak it all in.


Suchitoto Transportation

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    Bus or car

    by euzkadi Written Jun 1, 2004

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    You can get Suchitoto via Aguilares, or take the direct bus from San Salvador via San Martin (bus every 15 minutes)...But i recomend travel to Suchitoto by rented car. (60 minutes drive)

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Suchitoto Warnings and Dangers

  • Once dangerous

    During the civil war the area was the scene of fighting between the army and the guerillas...Now despite the Chalatenango area where the murder rate is high ( many locals have been hijacked)...Suchitoto is a safe and secure area.

  • Drinking Water

    The tap water in Suchitoto is not suitable for safe drinking. Use only commercially bottled "agua pura." Not only is the tap water not safe, it may not even be available. On two occasions that I have been there, Suchitoto has been without running water for as long as two days. Water is supplied on a limited basis by tank trucks that move through...

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Suchitoto Off The Beaten Path

  • El Sitio Zapotal

    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...

  • Road to Tenango

    Just outside of Suchitoto is an area called Tenango. This was a battle zone during the Civil war. The church, as you can see, was destroyed by mortar fire. If you go to this area, I recommend a guide.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Suchitoto General

  • Colonial Suchitoto, still a small...

    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...

  • Peace and solitude

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  • At Last! An Internet Cafe

    This year(2002) an internet cafe opened on the south side of the Central Plaza of Suchitoto. As we came into town the first day, I saw this very modern storefront and thought at first that it was a bank. Behind the floor to ceiling tinted glass storefront and door was an armed uniformed guard much like you would see at a bank. However, the name...


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