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Pleasant route from Sonsonate to Abroad and includes five destinations full of cultural tradition, history, archaeological sites,

natural attractions, fine dining, pleasant climate and beautiful scenery:


Nahuizalco: A 70 kms. From San Salvador. Your name Nahuatl means "four Izalcos", as it was founded by four families of Izalco. People of Indian tradition and whose main attractions are the night market and shops and craft workshops.

Salcoatitn: "The city of Quetzalcoatl" is a small coffee town, whose main attraction is the colonial church, located opposite the picturesque Central Park in which is held a food festival where you can taste typical local dishes.

Juaya: Attractive city whose name in Nahuatl means "river of purple orchids" has a pleasant climate, diversity of stories and legends, unique natural sites, and a famous food festival that takes place every weekend in front of his impressive church, which honors the Black Christ.

Apaneca: coffee area for excellence in El Salvador, where you get excellent quality coffee worldwide. In this area you can also find the majestic scenery, exotic natural landscapes and an archaeological site 2600 years old.

Concepcin de Ataco: Village in the heart of the Sierra de Apaneca, its main attraction is the textile industry with rustic methods and religious imagery. You can find excellent restaurants and comfortable accommodations.

Approximately 100 kms. From the city of San Salvador to the country's highest point 2730 meters above the sea level, (m). One of the most scenic areas of the country, with cooler weather and a series of natural and handmade.


Cihuatn: Archaeological site whose name means "Place of Women", and has one of the largest ball games found in the country was occupied by different groups of people with the last post-classical period, the most important and mostly investigated after conquest.

La Palma: Picturesque village cool climate where the most representative made country crafts, wood and painted with colorful landscapes, whose style was created by artist Fernando Llort.

San Ignacio: People of craftsmen very quiet and safe, with beautiful landscapes of cypress and pine.

El Pital: This hill is the highest point in the country (2730 m). From the top you can have a breathtaking view of the majority of Salvadoran territory and part of Honduras.

Las Pilas: Organic crop area, land of great fertility in which you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables: carrots, cabbage, lettuce, chives, strawberries, peaches and others, as well as a variety of flowers.

Andes Natural Area: Beautiful scenic landscapes, abundant trees and a variety of orchids, birds, snakes and reptiles native to the area. You can find camping areas, common cabins, great lookouts and a trail to climb the volcano of Santa Ana


Santa Ana Volcano or Llamatepec: It is the highest of the Pacific volcanic chain with 2,365 meters. At the bottom of one of its craters is a small lagoon emerald green sulfur with fumes vapors.

Izalco Volcano: One of the youngest volcanoes in the world activity remained almost continuing from 1772 until February 1957 and still active. It has an elevation of 1910 meters.

Cerro Verde: National Park which has a height of 2030 meters and is connected to the Santa Ana volcano by a natural corridor Plateau called San Blas, which connects the two peaks. The whole area is ideal for hiking, practicing ecotourism, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding and camping.

Coatepeque Lake: Located in the department of Santa Ana has an area of 24.8 km2 and its height is 740 meters. Coatepeque Lake was formed due to the collapse of the tops of a group of volcanic cones thousands of years ago. Currently the lake is a beautiful natural paradise and a great place to practice guapote fishing, diving, jet skiing, as well as pedal boats or motor boats ride.

Enjoy 300 kms. From sunny beaches, enjoy the different hues of sand, delicious cuisine, wonderful scenery and sports: fishing, sports, and craft, surfing, diving, kayaking, etc.. Eastern Zone: The Cuckoo, Black Beaches, Maculis, El Tamarindo, Las Tunas, The Icakal, El Espino and Jaquilisco Bay and the Gulf of Fonseca.


Central Zone: Puerto de La Libertad, Estero Jaltepeque (salty mangrove forest) and the most perfect waves for surfers.

Western Zone: The largest coral reef on the Pacific Coast of Central America where you can go scuba diving and also know the most important commercial port in the country: Acajutla.

This route will lead you through the major archaeological sites of El Salvador that are part of the Mayan World and remnants of the colonial era.


Joya de Ceren: Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The only place in the Mayan world showing the daily life of Mayan Indians.

San Andrs: Site that was an important ceremonial center, where they also found the first obraje of Indigo from the colonial era.

Santa Ana: The second largest city in the country. Its main attraction is its unique historical center, an architectural treasure.

Chalchuapa: Constitute the largest archaeological site in the country.

Tazumal: This is a must for lovers of archeology, jade and reproductions of ancient vases.

Casablanca: Archaeological site of the fifteenth century. It has an indigo dyeing workshop. St. James Church: Its construction eighteenth century, contains labeled boxes in the colonial era, imagery, paintings and silverware.

Natural paradise here you have a unique experience to know the history and culture of our ancestors, indigenous traditions, living nature, fresh air and crystal springs flowing rivers, waterfalls and streams, make this place an enchanting ready to be discovered in an unforgettable adventure.


Perqun: A village green surrounded by coffee plantations and pine forests with a pleasant climate, from the mountains. Perqun has food services, accommodation options, craft shops and ground transportation.

Villa del Rosario: From this picturesque village can begin to search Araute River Waterfall, an impressive waterfall of 30 meters high, which reach only those with enough spirit of adventure.

Arambala: People practicing resource rich natural tourism and enjoy its scenic beauty. It has a cool climate and flora is constituted by a sub tropical rainforest.

Cacaopera: In the main square is the colonial church built in the year 16660. In its construction, its walls surprised almost 5 meters wide. Very near the church is a bell tower holding 3 large bronze bells dating from 1721.

Corinto:This hot town located between the

mountains of the Cordillera Cacahuatique Coroban, hides a precious treasure, which is registered as a National Monument, the Caves of the Holy Spirit. (Main displays of rock art in El Salvador).

Enjoy the unique works of art that are born from the hands of Salvadoran artisans and colonial heritage embodied in the people of Suchitoto and Ilobasco.


Lake Ilopango: The country's largest lake inside a volcanic crater.

Ilobasco: The main attraction of this town is making crafts in clay. Visit the workshops and a variety of shops where you will find the most vivid expressions of the imagination of the artisans.

Suchitoto: The "bird-flower city" from which you can have a breathtaking view of Lake Suchitln. Colonial style town with a wide variety of lodging and dining deals.

Discover diversity of landscapes and natural attractions that make this original route nestled in the mountains Tecapa-Chinameca in Usulutan.


Jocotal Lake: Wildlife Refuge, unique in the country declared a Ramsar site.

Chaguantique: It is the perfect place to admire the beautiful butterfly Big Blue and a large colony of Spider Monkeys.

Jiquilisco Bay: One of the most beautiful natural sites in salt water, lush vegetation compound, salty forests, coconut trees, large islands, desert and paradise beaches.

Berlin: City cool climate and beautiful scenery.

Santiago de Maria: Beautiful city surrounded by mountains and forests. It houses the largest coffee producer in the country.

Alegra: Small villa with an attractive surprising crater lagoon of Alegria.