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TOURISM IN EL SALVADOR


Collaborators

Muñoz Arévalo, Ingris Magdalena Urbina, María Jose Fernández Quintanilla, Berta Alicia Hernández Cruz, Lorena Ivonne Martínez Martínez, Carlos Alexis


I.Mu単oz

Born in 1993 in a small village in Usulut叩n, El Salvador. Mu単oz is the first of four youngsters, since she was a child, she loved to read children stories, with the time she eventually realized that she love read and she wanted to write an article like for a magazine. She graduated from high school on 2009 with a specialization in accounting. Spanish is her native language. In 2010 Mu単oz decided to study English and read has helped a lot in the develop of language skills.


U.Maria

Maria JosĂŠ Urbina was born in the Hospital Santa Teresa in Zacatecoluca, on September 16th in 1988 at 12:40 am. Currently she is twenty five years old. She is Mario Reynaldo Urbina`s daughter and Maria Luisa Miranda both are teachers. Her infant was very special because she is oldest of three children, and for that reason she always has been taken all that she wants. Her hobbies are watching TV, listen music, do exercise, but her favorite hobby is staying home with her family. She decided to study a major in English Language, because when she traveled to United States she was excited for the new language that she had learned. She wants to prepare for give her son and her family the best, a house, a clothing, a food, and son, she only wants to be a great person.


B. FernĂĄndez

B. Fernandez was born in the city of San Rafael Obrajuelo. She comes from a family of ten member, her mother is a teacher and his father is a school B. Fernandez or tita as she always refer to graduated from Institute National Jose Simeon CaĂąas high school in Zacatecoluca, La Paz .


H. Lorena

Was born in the city of San Salvador El Salvador, she study English at university Tecnologica of El Salvador, enjoyed to read and spend the enough time as possible with her family. Something that really like to her is help to other specially children or old people.


M. carlos

Was born in Santa tecla, La libertad. Carlos has one sister and one brother, he loves study English for that reason he is studying major in English at Universidad Tecnologica de El Salvador because he want to be a teacher.


AUDIENCE Gender: Male and female Age: young adventure people Nationality: Regional and international people Religious view: none

PURPOSE: To persuade regional and international people to know about Salvadoran culture and come to visit the different tourist places El Salvador has.


Traditions Beaches Lakes Routes


KNOWING EL SALVADOR Find the hidden treasures El Salvador has. El Salvador is one of the main Central America tourist destinations and its popularity is still rising. Tourists love to know the culture and love to visit museums, mountains, volcanoes, archeological places, parks, nightlife, and clean beaches, and the most important is the attention they receive from the people whose play an important role to offer their services

and products. El Salvador has a lot of places that offer traditions, culture, and history like colonial churches, gastronomic festivals, craft shops and more. It offers to its visitors a variety of natural places where the tourist can disconnect from the noise of the city, and enjoy the natural beauty of pure water rivers waterfalls, and camping sites. All visitors can appreciate the natural beauty of pine, coffee plantations, cypresses and flowers of different colors and most importantly they are constantly monitored by the rangers. For example on the Cerro Verde you can see the complex of volcanoes like Izalco volcano, Ilamatepec, and San Marcelino. The main attractions of these parks are hiking, climbing, camping and most of all, lots of adventure and nature. It is very important to mention that El Salvador is rich in tourist destinations, is known and recommended by the experts to make dives in the open sea, it is the start of an ocean adventure where you can


discover and watch fish of all colors, and a coral reef of diverse forms and tonalities for this reason offers a lot of adventure for people who like extreme sports including surfing, rafting, canopy and diving. Admire the archaeological routes comprehended by archaeological sites like Joya de Ceren, Tazumal, The White House, San AndrĂŠs, Cihuatan, all of them contemplate a Mayan legacy that brings a cultural and historical magnificence. El Salvador is famous for its typical food, the dish per excellence is the pupusa, which it has a national day that is celebrated every second Sunday of November, pupusas are elaborated from corn, at the same time the corn is one of the main ingredients of the typical Salvadoran cuisine. Other popular foods, making of corn is: tortillas, very important in the daily diet of Salvadorans, as tamales, atoles and snacks like riguas and totopostes, and Chicha de maiz as a drink. Other popular foods making of corn are: tortillas, very important in the daily diet of Salvadorans, as tamales, atoles varieties like, piĂąuela, shuco or chilate; and snacks like riguas and totopostes, and Chicha de maiz as a drink. Other traditional dishes are: chicken soup, soup legs, nuĂŠgados de yuca, cassava with pork cracklings, squash in honey, and fritters with honey, among others. Popular cold drinks, called frescos are: horchata, tamarindo, barley, chan, to name a few. In El Salvador there are intense tourist destinations to discover, El Puerto de la libertad, Santa Ana, Sonsonate, san vicente, San Miguel, San Salvador our beloved Capital.


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The Carnaval de San Miguel is one of the most popular and important festivals of El Salvador, which takes place every November, during the festivities of San Miguel. This carnival is popular among all Salvadorans since it is a well-recognized internationally for its carnival joy, colorism, etc. It takes place in the main streets of the city of San Miguel, and in some places like the stadium, park, etc. Besides, there is live music, with national and international artists; brings together about 30 or 40 bands playing live for all visitors to this great carnival. Today with the arrival of Mayor Will Salgado has gained even more popularity as the distinguished mayor has put his stamp on the call "de choto."

History Initially, this carnival was held on May 8 founding date of the city. In such celebrations dominated commercial transactions of merchants from various parts of Central America. In 1939 the City Council decided to move the celebration to November 21 in honor of Our Lady of Peace, the patron saint of the population. During that time local festivals were held in the neighborhoods of the city. As the years passed, in the resort casinos dancing festivals were taking place, and where income had a small group of people. Such places include the Casino miguele単o . While this was happening, outside the precincts, the bulk of the population was


content to listen to the music of the bands that gave life to the celebration. Among the most important sets of those years included the Polio Orchestra, Paquito Palaviccini and Lito Barrientos with Jiboa orchestra. In 1959 the celebrations took a different turn. That year he was appointed as Governor Miguel Felix Charlaix, who, noticing the isolation of the majority during the celebrations, decided that orchestras have their presentations on the streets of the city. Two years after its inception, the carnival had an international character with the visit of Guatemalan President and the five Central American beauty queens. Over the years the Carnival popularity spread throughout El Salvador and neighboring countries, to the point of self-proclaimed, in recent times, as the most important holiday in Central America. A significant portion of the audience is made Salvadorans living abroad, especially the United States. But it's not just dance, because on November 21 before starting the carnival, the Virgin of La Paz, the patron saint of San Miguel, through the main streets followed by all the faithful. It is noteworthy that the festivities are held from 4 to 30 November and every night there is a carnival in every neighborhood and colony also for each district a representative is elected to participate then occupy the crown of the holidays.


The Cobano beach

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peaking of the Cobanos beach is the highlight its golden or whitish sand, the rocks, which

make it different to other beaches, calm

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warm

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transparent to time as well as the abundant vegetation that usually surrounds them, perfect beach for underwater activities, due to the high number of coral reefs that possesses, beach Los Cobanos well equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, ranches, restaurants, bars, campgrounds and resorts. Spectacular for water sports or just to sit in the sand and admiring the tides, be it for whatever, the beach is really special. Swimmers and sunbathers will enjoy the sea, on the other hand for surfers offers appropriate sport waves for it. It is actually a nice beach where tourists can go for a walk, relax, have a good time it is totally different, as can be seen in the images.El Salvador,

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country, but there is a


lot for to enjoy. Rich in tourist destinations is known and recommended for open water dives and enjoy its beautiful beaches. The C贸banos comprising 264.6 km 虏 of marine ecosystem, find one of the reef areas best known in El Salvador , with a coral reef 157 miles long being the North Pacific the largest , which contains a great variety of species marinas, including fish, turtles , mollusks , worms , crustaceans , echinoderms , sponges, providing shelter and food. Where you can discover and observe fish of all colors, such as orange, black, yellowness, blue etc. Some of these have two shades because of their species; a coral reef also structured in various rock formations with green hues, brown, purple and even black in some cases. The Cobanos a beach of white sand, only along the Salvadoran coast, is the beginning of an ocean adventure.


Two wonderful lakes in El Salvador  Ilopango lake  Coatepeque


El Salvador has wonderful places for visit it. You would enjoy the reach natural resources such as: lakes and, rivers, volcanoes, and beaches, archeological parks and more. Something really amazing is Salvadoran culture with different kind of celebration which you would know while you visit the majestic Salvador’s lakes. One of the most important and visiting lakes is: Ilopango, 9 miles from San Salvador. Ilopango the access to this lake is very accessible especially for the people who are living in the capital or near to this. Other wonderful lake is Coatepeque, you will found beachfront hotels accommodating visitors-Hotel Torremolinos offers lodging, a restaurant and they rent water sports equipment. Hotel Amacuilco has an art center worth checking out and it is a popular spot for younger travelers.


Ilopango Lake. You have to come to El Salvador and visit Ilopango lake. Because is one of the few lakes around the world which has an active subacuatic volcanoes. His water with a temperature of 26째c is excellent if you want to practice to dive in wherever time of the year. You have to discover the history of this amazing lake and learn more about Salvadoran culture. The glorious luster of the water call the attention of all people who know this magnificent lake. The lake is surrounded of small hills whose makes a nice fresh weather around the lake. You must to visit Ilopango Lake and join to the wonderful paradise in El Salvador.


Coatepeque Lake. Coatepeque is a volcanic lake situated about an hour from San Salvador. It is much older than Ilopango, though created by a similar catastrophic eruption some five to six thousand years ago. You can come in to El Salvador and visit this wonderful lake surrounded of wonderful green high and other small hill that help to the lake look more natural and excellent place for enjoy and feel free while the fresh wind touch our skin, Coatepeque lake is Consider among the 10 most beautiful lakes in the world. You can climb one of the hill near to the lake and be witness of the most wonderful and amazing view of the Coatepeque Lake. Clouds look like if are touching the water lake, blue and green are the color reflect on the clearly water of Coatepeque lake. Has amazing small hill which is in the lake and look really nice!


The Flowers Route In El Salvador there are many places where people can go to practice tourism, those places are so pretty and have a lot of cultural belief that show the Salvadorian costume through the time. El Salvador offers many tourism destinations and one of the them; it is called the Flower Route. The Flower´s Route is located between the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain, it has 2,365.07 meters above sea level and this Route possesses a fresh and pleasant climate, this route includes five interesting destinations full of cultural tradition, exquisite traditional dishes in their different gastronomic festivals and a splendid natural appeal. These counties are Nahuizalco, Salcoatitlan, Juayúa, Apaneca and Concepcion de Ataco.

Nahuizalco The way to the Flower´s Route starts in the county of Nahuizalco and it is located 70 Kms from San Salvador. There are two versions about the origins of this town: The first version is contained in a brief and true history, a Franciscan chronic of 1586. According to this document, Nahuizalco retains this name because formerly had four times the population size of Izalco town. The second version is reflected in a report from the main hall in Nahuizalco in October 15th 1859, in the following terms "The Single tradition that preserves the origin of this population is that after the Spaniards conquest, four families from Izalco stood at a point immediately to Sonzacate, which is still called Nahuizalquio, and when the neighbors visiting or passing through this point


was called the four Izalco’s" that in Nahuatl language mean Nahuizalco. "Naui" means "four". This town maintains its indigenous and artisanal costumes. Here you will find their night market, workshops and handicraft stores in the entire county. The Patron Saint Day festivities are held in honor of "San Juan Bautista", from June 17th to June 24th each year, and in the third week of October is held the celebration in honor of "La Virgen del Rosario". The main economic activity is the agriculture and in second places the handicraft production, a very recognized tourist attraction of Nahuizalco; its night market, illuminated with oil lamps, lanterns or candles is another reason to visit Nahuizalco in your tour across the route of the flowers.

Salcoatitlan "Salcoatitán" is a Nahuatl word that means "Place between snakes and quetzals". If you love plants, at the main entrance of the town you can visit the Maquilishuatl Nursery, which besides flowers accounts with a mini zoo, which has two sympathetic capuchin monkeys, a peacock and a "tigrillo". It also has spaces where you can enjoy a coffee and dessert. If you are interested in archaeology, you have the opportunity to look at the ceramic pieces exposure that the county has, some of them are from 400 B.C. and 300 A.C. In Salcoatitán Park, in front of the colonial church of "San Miguel Arcángel", every weekend you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes, as seafood, Mexican food, desserts, grilled beef, pork ribs, tamales, riguas, "Sopa de pata", Indian hen, fried yucca and more! There is no lack the neither typical candies nor juice cane, whether looking sausage or natural medicine then you are not going with empty hands. Located in Sonsonate, a thousand 40 meters above the sea level, Salcoatitán offers you a fresh and pleasant climate.


Juayúa Juayúa is a town with an attractive coffee tradition; it has a fresh climate and cold waterfalls. "Juayúa" comes from the Nahuatl, which means “Purple Orchids River The 103 km² of Juayúa seem to have been perfectly placed in a path that remains adorned throughout the year by the floral diversity in the area. One place that you need to visit is “La Iglesia Santa Lucía" and you will find the famous image of the Juayúa Black Christ. This place has been definitely a cultural center among Catholic religion for more than 500 years. The awesome building has real artistic treasures, starting with the miraculous image of The Black Christ, their stained glass placed in the high altar, illuminated with Italian marble lamps, its magnificent bells that can be heard miles away and an electric chime, which can interpret different melodies and Christian praise to the bells. On weekends you can enjoy with exquisite traditional dishes in the gastronomic festival. Once year , a worldwide gastronomic festival is organized, with typical dishes from other countries. If you love nature, Juayúa invites you to visit "Los Chorros de La Calera" (La Calera Waterfalls), one of the most interesting tourist attractions of Juayúa. You will enjoy the beautiful crystalline waterfalls and the cool weather. You must also visit "La Laguna de las Ranas" (Frogs Lagoon), during winter this lagoon is visited by a lot of frogs and it is a fine place to camp. Another gorgeus place to visit is "Laguna Verde" (Green Lagoon), created by a volcanic eruption and located among Apaneca and Juayúa at 1,600 meters above the sea level. Juayúa is located 80 kilometers from San Salvador, in the Department of Sonsonate; just take the CA-12N highway.


Apaneca This town it has been dedicated to coffee growing, it has two lagoons, "Laguna Verde" (Green Lagoon) and "Laguna de Las Ninfas" (Nymphs Lagoon). Apaneca is a place in which you will find gorgeous landscapes and the heritage of an ancient civilization. Apaneca is located 16 km southwest from Ahuachapán City, in a picturesque and exuberant high plateau between the hill of Apaneca and the volcano of "Laguna Verde". Another attraction of Apaneca is its wide variety of flowers, which can be found in nurseries and farms. In Apaneca you will find a rich gastronomy, with a great variety of international food restaurants and places where you can taste desserts and coffee in a natural environment. And this is a good place for the ones that are coffee lovers, and it is a good place to go camping. Concepción de Ataco. Concepción de Ataco is 5 km from Apaneca, 1275 meter above sea level. Concepción de Ataco is a precolumbian town, founded by Pipil tribes in the heart of the hill; their main product it has been the cultivation of coffee, there is also the textile industry with rustic methods, as well as artisans of religious pictures in wood. Among the tourist attractions of Concepción de Ataco it is one pool that is called Atzumpa and it is located at 1.5 kms. From Concepcion de Ataco; other places to visit are La Cruz de Cielito Lindo is a view point from where you can observe all the town and its surroundings. La Cruz Del Shico is another lookout located 30 minutes from Ataco. Another tourist attractions are "La Ceiba del Parque Central", "La Poza del Perol", "Cascadas de Tiapán" and "Cerro de las Flores". The feasts in Ataco are very pleasant, which are held from December 10th to December 15th in honor of "La Inmaculada Concepción de María", there are historical representations and dances.

Tourism in el salvador  
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