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"Maya Ruins Tazumal
Tour to San Andres Mayan Ruins and Tazumal"Joya de Ceren ruins is a UNESCO Heritage site comparable to Pompeii in Italy it features and incredible intact farming community that was preserved for centuries under thick layers of volcanic ash.Tazumal and San Andres are archaeological sites locates 20 miles from Santa Ana city those complex are made of a series of ancient buildings which were regarded as the best preserved Mayan Ruins of El Salvador.We will spend approximately 2 hours in each town. At the lunch time you will have free time to buy some local food. We wi"""There are several Mayan ruins in El Salvador and I would recommend you to visit this two wonderful places: San Andres Tazumal and Joya de Ceren."
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City Tour Monseñor Romero in San Salvador
"One of the most representative figures in the recent history of El Salvador is the archbishop of San Salvador. Amid an atmosphere of injustice repression and uncertainty he was a defender of human rights. This injustices accuser accused of Marxist revolutionary was eventually assassinated by a right-wing death squad. You will know his history heritage and connection to the most humble and vulnerable part of the Salvadoran people. We begin in the Monsignor Romero Center and Museum of Martyrs of the Universidad Centro Americana UCA where you can find the Board of Martyrs
From $99.00
 
San Salvador Full Day: City and Volcano Group Tour
"Visit the main avenues and monuments of San Salvador the primary residential zones of the Capital City the Historical Center including the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral The National Palace and The National Theater declared a national monument in 1979 El Rosario Church Plaza Libertad San Salvador handcraft market and the municipal market of Antiguo Cuscatlán. In the afternoon
From $80.00

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Handicraft

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...
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Metrocentro

Metrocentro is a big shopping mall almost 2km south of Parque Libertad. Here you will find many shops selling clothes, electronics, toys, souvenirs etc. There is also a big supermarket and many fast...
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Souvenirs from El Salvador

Sorpresas are made of pottery and has often got the shape of an egg or fruit. You can lift the top off and under it you have the “surprise”, there are tiny figures under the top often showing rural...
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MalenaN
Dec 18, 2009

Tamales

A Salvadoran-style tamal is essentially a little block of soggy corn jello filled with a green bean or two, some undercooked chucks of potato, and a chicken bone. Real appetizing, no? Prior to the...
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thelukey
Oct 24, 2007

Pupusa – It's What's For Breakfast, and Dinner

Like many small countries, El Salvador has relatively few traditions that it can claim as being uniquely its own (and not just generically Latin American or Central American). Although it's most...
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thelukey
Oct 11, 2007

Sorpresas

Sorpresas are a roundish object such as an egg, apple or similar objects on a little base. Then when you lift the object up there are detailed, little scenes or figures of local daily life. There are...
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canuckmike
Mar 13, 2007
 
 
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Eating Flowers

One common Salvadoran joke remarks that Salvadorans are so poor that they even eat their national flower (the flor de izote). Other flowers that appear in Salvadoran cuisine include loroco and pitos....
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Aug 11, 2006

Marañón Japonés

Another fruit that I first encountered in El Salvador, the “Japanese cashew fruit” is also known, in Nicaragua, as the “manzana de agua” (water apple). It has a somewhat flowery taste. Worth a try if...
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thelukey
Aug 11, 2006

Back to the Fruits

Another native fruit that might be unfamiliar to many travelers, the paterna can be consumed in a number of ways. The white fuzz that surrounds the seeds can be peeled off and eaten. I’m not sure how...
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thelukey
Aug 11, 2006

August, Time to Buy the Anonas

The end of July might mean many things to many people in many places. Here in El Salvador, for me the end of July has special significance because I then know that the anona harvest is just around...
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thelukey
Nov 30, 2005

Marañón

Most everyone knows what a cashew is, but perhaps not everyone knows that cashews come attached to a juicy, tasty fruit called the “marañón.” I certainly didn’t know that the marañón existed until I...
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thelukey
May 15, 2005

Nances

One of the many fruits that I came across for the first time in El Salvador is the nance. Generally I'd rather eat dirt than nances – they smell like rotting flesh, and don’t taste much better – but...
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thelukey
May 15, 2005

Santa Tecla Market

The central market in San Salvador known as the mercado cuartel is quite a busy place and can be somewhat dangerous so go to the Santa Tecla Market instead. You can find just about everything but...
saundix
Jul 24, 2003

Ärbol de Dios Gallería

Fernando Llort, one of El Salvador's most famous artists has a wonder gallery, restaurant and gift shop that I have visited on three occasions. The original pieces in the gallery range from US$100 to...
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Ken_Weaver
Feb 18, 2003

Popular Cities in El Salvador

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San Salvador

Departamento de San Salvador
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Santa Ana

Departamento de Santa Ana
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Concepción de Ataco

Departamento de Ahuachapán
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Alegría

Departamento de Usulután
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Juayùa

Departamento de Sonsonate
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Suchitoto

Departamento de Cuscatlán
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Top Hotels in El Salvador

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Ave las Magnolias y Blvd del Hipodromo (frmrly Hotel Princess Zona Rosa), San Salvador, El Salvador
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Paseo general Escalon No. 4711 | Col. Escalon, Sonsonate, El Salvador
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Final Alameda Roosevelt Y Ca A, San Miguel, SV
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CALLE EL CARMEN JUAN PABLELL, SAN SALVADOR, El Sal
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Esquina Calle 2 Y Calle, 3 Estilo De Vida La Gran
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Top Things to Do in El Salvador

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Jardin Botánico La Laguna

The botanical garden is something not to be missed especially in a bustling, fume choked and noise maddened San Salvador. The easy way there is by taxi which took 6USD to achieve. Once inside the...
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Lake Coatepque

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...
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Walk around

There is no much of sights and attractions, in the usual sense of the words, to mention about Ataco. It is a small village with the typical Spanish-colonial architecture: a central square with a...
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Chorros de la Calera - Waterfalls

"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...
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Mangrove Reserve

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...
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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site

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...
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"4 Years, 9 Months, and 24 Days in El Salvador"
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