Greatest places in El Salvador available to enjoy with your family and friends. The touristic places most beautiful around the country El Salvador presented by “Gerardo Barrios University”
In this magazine I will present the most important touristic places in El Salvador where we could appreciate those beautiful places with a lot of history and traditions. Also the names of the touristic routes will be shown with all the information of each place. This magazine is the effort of the hard work in the whole semester. El Cerro Verde, El Cerro El Pital, Perquin, Juaýua, Hotel Royal Decameron Salinitas; those are the names of the touristic places that we visited in the subject “English for Tourism and Hotel Management”.
1. Cerro Verde…………………………………………….
2. Cerro El Pital…………………………………………...
3. Perquín, El Mozote, Museo Revolucionario y Monumento De Paz..................................................
5. Hotel Royal Decameron Salinitas...........................
HISTORY OF CERRO VERDE
The Name for Cerro Verde in Nahuat is Cuntetepeque. Cerro Verde is an inactive volcano, which had its last eruption 25,000 years ago. It is surrounded by forests due to its height, where the towering volcanoes of Santa Ana and Izalco. There used to be a 4 star Hotel called Hotel de Montaña which was damaged by the earthquake of 2001, reason why it is only used as a tourist attraction and not for staying in. It was built with the purpose of providing sightings of the Izalco volcano eruptions. The owners were Regalado Dueña family. This Park has being recognized for its diverse Flora and Fauna and biological richness. The Park includes more than 164 bird species such as: Torogoz (national bird of El Salvador, whose colorful feathers represent a symbol of family unity), Crested Eagles, Hawks, Hummingbirds, Blue jays, Green billed Toucan, among others.
It is located at 2030 meters above sea level on the west of the country forming part of the states of Santa Ana and Sonsonate, it is located at 67 kilometers
from San Salvador , through via
Armenia, highway CA- 8W or at 77 kilometers through highway to Sonsonate.
At the National Park they celebrate The Jocote
September as one of their customs, to which thousands of visitors assist.
HISTORY OF CERRO EL PITAL El Pital, the highest point in El Salvador
Cerro El Pital is a mountain in Central America,
Salvador and Honduras. El Pital is one of the national parks where we can enjoy the climate, vegetation and amazing views with no need to request permission in advance; one fee entrance is required though. Many outdoor activities can be carried out like: bird watching, trekking, mountain biking, camping, etc. or simply enjoying the view. You can see most of the volcanoes in the Eastern and Central zone of the country, in addition to the city of New Ocotepeque in the sister republic of Honduras. It is the coldest place in El Salvador. On 13 April 2004, much of the mountain was blanketed by an accumulation of hail during a storm, an unusual event that caused a commotion among the local community.
LA PIEDRA RAJADA
This is not a route to reach the top, but rather a worthwhile side trip that gives you much clearer views into Honduras and the North than you can get from the forested summit. La Piedra Rajada can be translated as "The Cloven Rock", and that's what it is. It's a huge rock formation cloven off of the bulk of the mountain so that there is about a 50 foot drop that must be crossed to reach it. This makes it much more interesting than an ascent of the actual summit. pรกg. 6
El Pital is located at 93 km to the north of San Salvador, at 7 km from San Ignacio, in the department of Chalatenango at a height of 2,730 m (8,957 ft) above sea level, and is the highest point in Salvadoran territory. Cerro El Pital is in the middle of a cloud forest that has an average annual temperature of 10 °C (50 °F).
TRADITION On Good Friday in Chalatenango cuisine resolves around fish. This date is usually done in a soup lunch served with fish covered mass, known as fish footwear which is added with achiote.
HISTORY OF PERQUIN
Perquin is a municipality in the Morazán department of El Salvador. It is a home to the Museum of the Revolution, El Mozote and the Monument of the Peace. Perquin is surrounded be coffee plantations and green Pinegrove and hosts an annual festival that take place during the first week of August. It is a lenca hometown established before the Spanish colony with the meaning of Ember roads. Its name is owed thanks to our natives who used the flint to make fire.
TOURISTIC ATTRACTIONS: "Museo de la Revolución" (Revolution Museum): A collection of historic moments and objects related to the civil war of ElÂ Salvador; include the history of the conflict through images and local guide’s narrations.
EL MOZOTE, MORAZAN
The El Mozote Massacre took place in and around the village of El Mozote, in Morazรกn department, El Salvador, on December 11, 1981, when the Salvadorean Army killed more than 800 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War. In
government apologized for the massacre.
EL MONUMENTO DE PAZ Architecturally, columns that rise to the top are like arms to implore God for peace and at the end there is a crown which intuits the martyrs of the time and the family as the primary educator of peace. Also there are the statues of four great propagator of peace.
It is located in the Morazรกn department of El Salvador at an altitude of 1,230 meters above sea level.
It is indigenous tradition. Also Perquin has different customs and festivities very important for people who livei9n the place. In August 14th, 15th they celebrate the festivities, where they create a space for local folk dance groups and country music. Also offers tradition and sport activities, but one of the famous events for the population is the election and coronation of the Lenca Princess. Those people are religious and they do activities like: Misas,Baptisos and Rosarios.
HISTORY OF JUAYUA
Juayúa is a municipality in the Sonsonate department of El Salvador. Juayúa is a quaint little town up in the mountains, founded in 1,557. The town’s central plaza faces an old white cathedral that features a black Christ statue. This statue is a sister statue to that
Guatemala and was carved by Quirio Cantano in the late 16th century. The town has become a popular tourist attraction, locally and internationally due to its beautiful views and events, like; La Feria Gastronomica. Also Juayúa has two meanings; Ciudad de las orquideas rojas and river of the purple orchid. The waterfalls are some attraction very important to Juayúa. Juayua’s most celebrated attraction is their international food festival. Since 1997,
international tourists have flocked to Juayua’s central park every weekend to sample the colorful variety of national and international cuisine, such as wild hen soup, tacos, riguas, paella, seafood cocktails and yucca with pork rinds. Juayúa is a small and beautiful colonial town with a big tradition of coffee production the town is surrounded by mountains with wild natural and a lot of coffee plantation.
Sonsonate department of El Salvador at 1,090 meters above sea level.
TRADITIONS AND FESTIVITIES In Juayúa there are many customs that they make to attract people and tourists. One of them is the cultural dance with drums. In the holy week the catholic people do not eat seafood. The day of death is other traditions that do, but their tradition is different, because in the time they go to cemetery, but before they prepared food and spend all day beside of their parent’s death.
“BLACK CHRIST CHURCH” (LA IGLESIA DEL CRISTO NEGRO) Dating back over 500 years, la Iglesia Del Cristo Negro has been rebuilt on three different occasions in different styles. Located in front of Juayua’s central park, this church is the architectural pride and joy of the locals. According to tradition, in place of the altar there used to be a hundred-year-old Ceiba or Kapok tree called “the Pregnant Kapok” or “Ceiba Preñada”. At one point, the massive tree was split in two by a bolt of lightning, and when the tree fell apart, an image of the
COFFEE MUSEUM (SAN JOSE LA MAJADA) At “La Majada” you can learn all about the history of coffee farming and its production, take a guided tour through an operational coffee mill, buy souvenirs and have a snack under the shade trees on the quaint outdoor patio.
The weekend food festival draws thousands to taste international dishes and exotic
local specialties. The colorful festival is always booming with live music
PATRON SAINT FESTIVAL
Juayua’s patron saint festivities are held the first two weeks of January in honor of the Black Christ (Cristo Negro). During the festival the town serves up their favorite dish, “Crazy Corn on the Cob”, which is your typical cob of corn
mustard and cheese.
LOS CHORROS DE LA CALERA
If you love nature, we invite you to visit "Los Chorros de La Calera" (La Calera Waterfalls), one of the most interesting tourist attractions of Juayúa. You'll enjoy the beautiful crystalline waterfalls and the cool weather.
LA LAGUNA DE LAS RANAS You must also visit "La Laguna de las Ranas" (Frogs Lagoon), during winter this lagoon is visited by a lot of frogs and it's a fine place to camp.
LA LAGUNA VERDE Another
"Laguna Verde" (Green Lagoon), created by a volcanic eruption and located among Apaneca and Juayúa at 1,600 meters above the sea level.
FAUNA AND FLORA
In Juayúa you can appreciate the flora and fauna in this beautiful place. The flora most seem are the red and purple orchids. In the fauna we can see many wild animals like: deer, cusuco, barano and snakes: piton, cascabel and different kind of birds.
TRIPS AROUND JUAYUA
La conga Bus El Trencito de madera Carruajes "El Capitán" Paseos a Caballo "El Zorro"
HISTORY OF ROYAL DECAMERON SALINITAS HOTEL AND RESORT
The Royal Decameron Salinitas Hotel is a great hotel biggest in El Salvador. It was created in 1,979 becomes in one of the most famous hotels in El Salvador with approximately 1 kilometer around the beach. Also this has been eagerest project in the tourism industry. According the Tourism Ministry is a hotel with a high range in all the country, its structure has done to get about 2,000 people. The Royal Decameron Salinitas Hotel offers a fantastic Mayan flavored all-inclusive vacation experience. Located on El Salvador's Pacific coast, just 50 minutes away from San Salvador, Royal Decameron Salinitas borrows from the Salvadorian culture and its colorful architecture as the art using many Mayan statues distributed throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean; spend time in any of our four fresh water pools, or even in the spectacular salt water pool filled daily by the ocean tides while taking advantage of our all-inclusive drinks at any of our four distinctive bars. When the guests are not taking the Central American sun and they want more action, they are invited to join the fun with our professional activities staff, enjoy the fitness center or the Spa Temazcalli facilities, including beach-side massages ($)or even experience the history and culture of El Salvador in many of the Decameron Explorer tour options.
The Royal Decameron Salinitas offers in its 552 rooms all the amenities and comforts to make your vacation truly great. The resort is comprised of two types of structures, two hotel towers of 6 and 4 floors, and 3 blocks of rooms of 3 floors, each one with views from balconies and terraces towards the gardens and swimming pools of the hotel. Guestrooms can accommodate up to four people, with a choice of either two comfortable double beds and one sofa, or one king-size bed and 2 sofas. All
conditioning, telephone, coffee machine and safedeposit box.
ALL - INCLUSIVE FEATURES:
The hotel has all the amenities and services you need.
• Introductory Scuba Diving lesson in the Pool • Mini diving course in the pool
• Breakfast, lunch, & dinner Buffet.
• A-La-Carte dinners
• Fitness center
• Two Tennis Courts.
• Unlimited Domestic Alcoholic and
• Beach Volleyball
• Beach Towels and chairs Nightly
• Daily Activities Program
Entertainment (Children's and Adult's
• Non–Motorized Water Sports
(Kayaking and Paddleboats)
• Children's Activities • Discoteque for 400 people.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE . Services national and international calls • Safety deposit boxes • Internet room • Decameron Explorer tours • Cultural massages • Tennis Lessons • Souvenir Shop • Car rental • Weddings Programs and Honeymoons • Doctor 24 hours • Golf
located on the Salvadorian Pacific Coast, about 90 kilometers from the country’s capital San Salvador, on the Panamerican Freeway, in a surface of 270,000 mts2 and a wide sandy beach
Made By : Francisco Javier Hernandez Mejia Lic. Walter Antonio Castro
The group of English for Tourism and Hotel Management has been pรกg. 20 so especial in this semester and thanks to everyone for sharing good moments.