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El Salvador it is one the most beautiful country in American Central, because it has amazing places around the 14 department, so; in this magazine we are going to show you, five touristic places which you can visit and enjoy a lot of each one. These places are: The volcanoes complex “CERRO VERDE” it is located in Sonsonate department, and other interesting place in El Salvador for get an extreme adventure it is called “El Pital” located in Chalatenango department, we have another beautiful place in which we can appreciate a lot different kind of things. “The Route of peace” “Perquin” Located in Morazán department, another is the “Route of flowers” “Juayua” it is located in Sonsonate department, finally; we have “Royal Decameron Salinitas” it is located in Sonsonate department. Hope you enjoy this interesting magazine!

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“CERRO

VERDE”

and Santa Ana, and are

Another

very

NATIONAL PARK

approximately

67

eresting path is the one

“GREEN HILL”

kilometers from the capital

called The Orchids, where

city San Salvador.

you can see the beauty of

(SANTA

ANA, Cerro Verde Volcano

DEPARTMENT)

these exotic plants that grow wild in the region.

The Cerro Verde is actually an extinct volcano which

last

erupted

approximately 2500 years ago. On the top of its crater there is one of the few cloud forests in the country,

Volcanoes Complex

located at 2030 above sea Come and explore the

amazing,

dangerous

beauty of El Salvador's three

volatile

level.

volcanoes.

Cerro Verde, Izalco and Santa Ana Volcanoes

It is a great place from which to photograph

The Cerro Verde used to

the Izalco volcano. At its

be home to a 4 star hotel

conception, the hotel was

called "Hotel de Montaña -

built with one thing in mind

Cerro Verde".

- creating close scenery to the

There

majestic

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eruption, which lasted a

volcanoes located on the

total of 200 years until

western

1960

Salvador:

are

Izalco's

part

of

Santa

El Ana,

when

it

suddenly

stopped.

Izalco and Cerro Verde. The Izalco's flaring

Together, they form one of the

awe-inspiring

landscapes in the whole country. These 3 volcanoes are

located

in

the

eruption could easily be seen

from

the

Pacific

Ocean and because of this the

Volcano

got

the

departments of Sonsonate 5


nickname, "Lighthouse of the Pacific". When going through the path known as "una ventana a la naturaleza" or, a window to nature, you will actually be walking inside the Cerro Verde's crater. After a 30 minute walk, you will find yourself immersed in the oldest forest area inside the park and will be able to spot some 300 year old

trees

climbing

to

amazing heights. There

The Izalco volcano

The

volcano

has

is the youngest volcano in

four craters and one of

El Salvador. Izalco was

them held a sulfur lagoon

born from a sulfur vent

until the day it of its most

arising from the ground in

recent

the year 1770 and kept

morning of October 1st.

constant activity until 1967

2005. From that day on,

when it literally suddenly

the

stopped erupting. Prior to

continuously monitored and

this mysterious ending, the

warnings

lava coming out of the

along the area.

volcano and the constant flares

could

be

eruption,

volcano

on

has

remain

the

been

active

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spotted

from the Pacific Ocean. Santa Ana Volcano

are

many

species of animals living inside

the park; among

them are many types of hummingbirds black

birds

and

the

known

as

"chara" which feed other birds

such

as

Ilamatepec

toucans,

during their mating season.

is

the

real name to the tallest volcano in El Salvador and

Izalco Volcano

located in the department of its same name: Santa Ana.

The

Santa

Ana

volcano is 2365 meters above sea level. 6


Cerro El Pital is in

between 5 °C (41 °F) and

the middle of a cloud that

20 °C (68 °F). It is the

has an average annual

coldest

temperature

Salvador.

of

10 °C

place

in El

(50 °F).[2]

(CHALATENANGO,

It is one of the most

DEPARTMENT)

popular tourist draws in El Salvador,

with

biodiversity

in

great a

wide

altitudinal range containing

It is

a

mountain

many endangered species

On 13 April 2004,

of flora and fauna. The

much of the mountain was

cloud forest has some of

blanketed

the

and

accumulation of hail during

country,

a storm, an unusual event

rarest

animals

in

plants the

by

an

in Central America, on the

including quetzals and

that caused a commotion

border

other endangered species.

among

of El

Salvador and Honduras.

the

local

community.

It is located 12 km

MAP

(7 mi) from the town of La Palma at

a

height

of

2,730 m (8,957 ft) above sea

level,

and

is

the From November to

highest point in Salvadoran territory.

February the temperature ranges

−6 °C

between

(21 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F) (lowest

recorded,

in

January 1956) and in the rest

of

the

temperature

year

the

ranges 7


The town celebrates its

Patron

Saint

Day

honoring "La Virgen de Concepción"

from

the

December

peace is located in the

December

Department

Morazán,

August 4th to August 6th

which includes the towns

they celebrate the "Divino

that suffered the greatest

Salvador del Mundo".

activity during the 12 years

MEANGUERA

The

route

of

of

4th

to

8th.

THE MASACRE OF

From

MOZOTE

of civil war in the decade of Meanguera

the 1980s. We are going to mention the list of cities of

DELICIAS

located at 21 Km. north from

this Route of peace. DE

CONCEPCION

is

San

Francisco

1981, the Atlactl Battalion

Gotera, at 200 meter above

entered the village of El

sea level. Its name is a

Mozote with a plan in mind.

Potón word interpreted as

The Battalion’s mission: to

"City of jade artisans".

eliminate everyone in the

The main attraction is

"El

canton

of

a

former Osicala,

recall

the

residents

way

dedicated

to

Guerilla.

history

of

In the lapse of three

were

days every inhabitant of the

with

who

Cacaopera and Yoloaiquín

massacred during the civil

jurisdictions.

war;

its

village who stood in their

a

Mozote",

memorial Being

On December 10,

path

is

of

capturing

the

village was executed.

by

Arambala town.

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The

following

morning the citizens were forced outside where they were

then

divided

into

groups of men with boys and women with girls and On December

the

fatal

10,

of

soldiers

rousted the civilians from their homes and gathered them in the central plaza where they were forced to lie down on the streets. Soldiers

brutally kicked, threatened and seized jewelry and valuables accusing

along the

boys

were

people

with of

being Guerilla.

taken

to

a

church and the rest were taken to vacant homes. In the church, the soldiers blind folded the men and killed

then

them

decapitation

either or

by

shooting

them at point blank range. Many of these men were tortured before being executed. At the same time women

and

girls

were

forced to walk up hillsides

were ordered to proceed

where they were first raped

into their homes and were

before being murdered.

or else they would be murdered.

with

the

proceeding executions

of

allThe inhabitants, they left obscene

writing

on

the

walls of homes prior to burning the homes and the bodies. The soldiers didn’t settle with just eliminating the inhabitants, they made sure that the animals of the

At night fall people

warned not to step outside

After

children. Men and older

Then

the

deceased were killed and burned as well. The “Angels of Hell�, as the Atlactl Battlion called themselves, had completed their mission.

soldiers

rounded up the children in an empty home where they then released shots killing every single child in the village.

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Arambala possesses a wide variety of natural resources. It has a fresh climate and its vegetation consists mainly by pine and

JOCOATIQUE

oak forests. " Among

Precolumbian

town

with Lenca origins, in Pot贸n language means "Hill of the Five

Fires

";

other

interpretation is "Hill in the Fire Town"; it is one of the towns mentioned by the chroniclers of the colony.

Hamlet dedicated to the memory of the more

the

tourist

than

one

thousand

attractions of Arambala, we

massacred victims by the

can mention "El R铆o Sapo"

armed

(Frog River), "El Bailadero

beginning of the civil war.

del

Diablo"

forces

at

the

(Devil's

Dancefloor), "Cascada El Perol" (El Perol Cascade), "El Llano del Muerto" (The Plain of the Dead), "Cerro Peric贸n" (Peric贸n Hill) and others, besides you can visit the Monument to "El Mozote"

ARAMBALA Arambala is located 35 km northeast from San Francisco Gotera and 840 meters above sea level.

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A historic

collection moments

of and

objects related to the civil war of El Salvador; include means

the history of the conflict

"Paths of Fire" and it is a

through images and local

Lenca town surrounded by

guides’ narrations.

"Perquín"

coffee

plantations,

pinewoods

and

rivers

located at 1,250 meters above sea level, with a cool weather. Tourist Attractions: "Museo Revolución" Museum)

de

la

(Revolution MAP

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the

The path to the route

flowers is located in the

of the flowers starts in the

Sonsonate, a thousand 40

Apaneca-Ilamatepec

municipality of Nahuizalco,

meters above the sea level,

The

route

of

It

is

Located

in

Mountain,

reaches

a

located 70 Kms from San

Salcoatitรกn offers you a

maximum

height

of

Salvador.

fresh and pleasant climate.

2,365.07 meters above sea level

and

possesses

a

fresh and pleasant climate. This route includes five interesting destinations full

of

cultural

tradition,

It was called the four

In Salcoatitรกn Park,

Izalcos" that in Nahuatl

in front of the colonial

language

church

mean

of

"San

Miguel

Nahuizalco. "Naui" means

Arcรกngel", every weekend

"four".

you

can

variety

SALCOATITAN

enjoy of

a

dishes,

as

exquisite traditional dishes

seafood,

in

different

desserts, grilled beef, pork

gastronomic festivals and a

ribs, tamales, riguas, "Sopa

splendid natural appeal.

de pata", Indian hen, fried

their

Mexican

wide

food,

yucca and more!

NAHUIZALCO

"Salcoatitรกn"

is

a

Nahuatl word that means "Place

between

snakes

and quetzales".

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Juayua is located 80

The awesome building has

kilometers from San

real

treasures,

we invite you to visit "Los

Salvador, in the

starting with the miraculous

Chorros de La Calera" (La

Department of Sonsonate,

image of The Black Christ,

Calera Waterfalls), one of

just take the CA-12N

their stained glass placed

the most interesting tourist

highway.

in the high altar, illuminated

attractions of Juayúa.. You

with Italian marble lamps,

will

its magnificent bells that

crystalline waterfalls and

can be heard miles away

the cool weather.

Juayúa is a town with an attractive coffee tradition, it has a fresh climate and cold waterfalls. "Juayúa" comes from the Nahuatl, meaning "Purple Orchids River".

and

artistic

an

which

electric can

If you love nature,

enjoy

the

beautiful

chime, interpret

different

melodies

and

Christian

praise

the

to

bells. Visit

"La

Iglesia

Santa Lucía" and meet the

MAP

famous image of The Black Christ of Juayúa. This is definitely a cultural center of the Catholic religion for more than 500 years.

On weekends you can enjoy with exquisite traditional dishes in the gastronomic

festival.

A

worldwide

gastronomic

festival is organized, with typical dishes from other countries.

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Our plans offer you all inclusive: • Air Tickets • Transfers • Accommodation • Food • Buffet and unlimited snacks • Restaurants • Shows unlimited specialized spirits and beverages • The most beautiful beaches • Open Bar • Recreation • Non-motorized watersports Unlimited Power

Also offers a varied choices of Italian, Mexican,

juices,

Japanese, Thai, or oriental

more.

cuisine

typical

of

the

fabulous

desserts

and

Entertainment

and

exotic fruit, just book at the

restaurant

of

your In Decameron find

choice. Finally, if you want something

our

fun for all, we offer you a

delicious

wide variety of activities for

fast,

hotels

offer

snacks

at

all

noon

and

all

ages

and

tastes,

aerobics,

tennis,

diving

lessons,

dances,

non-

motorized water sports and all the entertainment for an

Accompany your holiday

unforgettable vacation.

drinks you want with us can

enjoy exquisite and varied

enjoy

breakfast and lunch buffet

beaches and pools where

style. At night you can

you can find cocktails with

share

and without alcohol.

family

drinks

to your meal you can savor

Unlimited

your

fruit

And to give an end

Drinks and Spirits

with

soft

offers,

region.

midnight.

Inour hotels you can

Also

open

bars

at

dinner a la carte. 14


Shows

Accommodation

The days and nights with

Each

us are always full of joy,

equipped

enjoy casinos, live music,

necessary amenities for a

and bar, bands, games and

pleasant stay alive, where

contests.

you

After a meeting in the club with open bar and DJ who goes mad track until dawn.

of

our

rooms with

have

a

is all

unique

experience of relaxation, rest and comfort It's time to give

you

the

rest

you

deserve!.

Pools and Beaches In our hotels you can enjoy the most beautiful beaches and swimming pools for adults and children that inspire rest and relaxation, where you can fully enjoy beautiful landscapes and

Enjoy your holiday without

images you'll never forget.

restriction in the style, the Decameron style!

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IT IS DEDICATED FOR ALL TOURISTS. THANKS!

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Tourism in El Salvador