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TOURISTICS DESTINATIONS IN ELSALVADOR

BY: MORENA LEMUS AND OSCAR GALEAS


INDEX

INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………1

CERRO EL PITAL………………………………………………………………………..2

CERRO VERDE…………………………………………………………………………5

JUAYUA…………………………………………………………………………………..8

RUINAS DE SAN ANDRES…………………………………………………………11

ROYAL DECAMERON RESORT……………………………………………………13

PERQUIN………………………………………………………………………………..15 .

CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………….....17


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LOCATION Cerro El Pital is a mountain in Central America, on the border of El Salvador and Honduras. It is located 12 km (7 mi) from the town of La Palma 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 째C (50 째F).[2]

CERRO EL PITAL

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HISTORY The Pital is the most mountainous and highest peak of El Salvador. It is one of the most important mountains in the department of Chalatenango and has an elevation 2,730 feet above sea level. In addition to cool weather, El Pital has a humid forest composed as pine trees, oak, oak and cypress. The highest part of this hill is called Wye and is of great tourist attraction as it is the place where El Salvador borders with Honduras. The Pital is considered, by people who like the cold weather one of the best places for camping; the highest point is to camp at 2700 meters, specifically between the two peaks of the mountain, so forming a wind corridor. In this sector of the mountain the temperature is about 10 degrees Celsius unless surrounding areas even if a few meters. A flock this hill many people wanting to ecotourism as: camping, wildlife watching and hiking.

CAMPING

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HOW TO GET THERE

Drive the CA-4 road to the Municipality of San Ignacio, Chalatenango; Canton then head Chiquito River. After a journey of about 12 miles, arriving at Rio Chiquito, you turn left and walk 3 kilometers to reach Pital.

Light a fire can be helpful because the climate is very cool.

TRADITION The local tradition and the life of Conception Resume, it focuses on the creation of Hamacas that tradition comes from long time ago.

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Call ed volcanoes complex because it posses three giants which are green hill, izalco volcano and ilamatepec volcano, each of them is cognize by an historical moments of the salvadoren life.

CERRO VERDE

HISTORY Cerro Verde” (Green hill) in El Salvador is known simply as Cerro Verde, but in reality it is a volcano that was born about 1.5 billion years ago and had its last eruption 25 thousand years ago. Has an approximate height of 2.030 mnsm, and its crater is eroded and covered by cloud forest (evergreen tropical forest), so that tourists can be confused with a hill.

HOW TO GET THERE People traveling in their own vehicle take the road that from San Salvador takes you to Santa Ana, when you get to “El congo” make a left or if you are coming from Sonsonate take detour “puerta roja”. By bus: take the route 201 at the west terminal going

to Santa Ana, then route 248 going to Cerro Verde.

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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. Named Lago de Coatepeque, it is on the eastern slope of the Santa Ana volcano. It is a beautiful, clean, and sparkling blue crater-shaped lake, 6 kms wide and 120 meters deep and surrounded by steep green slopes rising up 250 to 500 meters.

VOLCANO OF SANTA ANA OR ILAMATEPEQ (Cerro de la Vieja)t is the largest of the volcanoes of the Complex and the third highest point in El Salvador. It has an elevation of 2.381 meters. Its geological history dates back to about 2 million years, with irregular eruptions, such is the case Ilamatepec showed its strength in 2005, with an eruption that destroyed vegetation, villages and crops.

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IZALCO VOLCANO: Through history, this colossus was called “The Lighthouse of the Pacific “because it was a guide at night to the ships that sailed the Salvadoran coast. For almost 196 years, the volcano gave a performance of cascades of lava and red-hot rocks into the air, which fell without causing major TRADITION They celebrated “El Jocote de corona” with a big festival.

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LOCATION Juayúa is located in El Salvador and time zone/America, places near to juayúa are Nahuizalco, concepción n de ataco y Ahuachapán.

HISTORY Juayúa is a municipality in the Sonsonate department of El Salvador. Juayúa is a quaint little town up in the mountains, founded in 1577. The town's central plaza faces an old white cathedral that features a black Christ statue. This statue is a sister statue to that of the revered Basilica of Esquipulas in 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 the "Feria Gastronomica" the translation of which means "food festival”. They have activities on the weekends and there is a coffee museum nearby. It’s also gets really crowded with tourists on the weekends. Another one of Juayúa’s charms is the artist culture that the city boasts. The walls of the city’s café’s, restaurants and shops are covered with murals painted by local artist. The murals range from surrealist works to realistic portraits. One of the city’s

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TRADITION The weekend food festival draws thousands to taste international dishes and exotic local specialties. The colorful festival is always booming with live music and many arts and crafts vendors. GASTRONOMIC FESTIVAL

FESTIVITY

SANTA LUCIA´S CHURCH

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 loaded with mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and cheese.

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CHORROS DE LA CALERA

Chorros de la Calera is located 2 kilometers from Juayúa in the department of Sonsonate and Juayúa is located 80 kilometers from San Salvador.

HOW TO GET JUAYUA By Car Take the CA-8 that goes from Sonsonate to Ahuachapán. By Bus Take the 205 from San Salvador to Sonsonate. In Sonsonate, take the 249 that goes to Ahuachapán. Get off in Juayúa.

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SAN ANDRES MAYAN RUINS

HISTORY

The first settlement, established around 900 B.C., was an agricultural community, but the site was evacuated in the third century because of a volcanic eruption. The Mayans built their city in the fifth century, and for more than 300 years the powerful lords ruled over the Valley of Zapotitan and the Valley of Hammocks. Ceramics excavated from the site suggest that the city was an important trade center, with links to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. The political center collapsed toward the end of the ninth century, and the settlement remained purely residential until the Spanish conquest, when the area became a center for cattle-rearing, coffee growing and indigo production. The whole site was buried by volcanic matter during the 1658 eruption of the Playon caldera and not rediscovered until the late 19th century.

PYRAMID

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THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF SAN ANDRES The Archaeological Park of San Andres, which was established by the El Salvador government in 1996, covers approximately 500 acres. So far only a few of the principal ceremonial areas have been excavated, but aerial photos show that the site contains around 1,200 homes. The main feature is the Acropolis, which is linked to the South Seat, from which the Mayan lords ruled their domain. The neighboring pyramids were used for ceremonial purposes. Incense burners and sacrificial tools, such as stingray spines for bloodletting and spondylus shells for catching the blood, have been discovered on-site. Other excavated structures include palaces where the rulers lived, and two rooms have been reconstructed. The buildings were created from mud or adobe bricks, faced with a type of plaster made from gravel and clay. Only Structure 7 is different, as this follows the Copan (Honduras) style of architecture, and is faced with large blocks of volcanic tuff. As well as the Mayan remains, you can also look round the 17th-century indigo works, which was almost perfectly preserved by volcanic ash. 12


HISTORY ROYAL DECAMERON

Said complex it was developed with Colombian capital and inaugurated in the year 1979 being becoming the hotel of larger beach of the Salvadorian coast, with a surface of 270.000 m² and approximately 1 kilometer of beach and sand. Its construction initiated with the presence of presidential authorities, considering that is one of the most ambitious projects in the tourist area.

LOCATION The hotel is located on the Salvadorian Pacific Coast 90 km from the capital, San Salvador, the Pan American Highway, covering an area of 270,000 m2 with a mile of beach front.

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ENTERTAINMENT Decameron offers a wide and differentiated range of activities, designed for all ages and tastes, aerobics, tennis, scuba lessons, dance, nonmotorized water sports, beach and entertainment for everyone.

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TRADITION They commemorate the massacre El Mozote every year in order to memorize this tragedy.

HISTORY It is town of origin lenca, in language potón its name signifies "road of embers" (Per = to lose, embers, coal. Quín = road). The town of Perquín, was founded by tribes lencas, with a lot of priority to the establishment of the European civilization in 1770. In 1870, Perquín was a town of alone Indians. By law March 17, 1836 the town of Perquín entered to form part of the district of Osicala.

This town is of origin lenca, where is assured that the overlord of the town governed with the title of Masule. During the colony Perquín known as "Our Lady of the Assumption of Perquín". Marries of the Culture. Most of the consequences of the war even they are palpable in the troubled zones. Perquín is not the exception.

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LOCATION The town of Perquin is located in the department of Morazan. Founded by Lenca tribes, its name means "path of hot coal". Perquin is surrounded by pristine rivers, and mountains with an amazing weather. Some of the activities to be enjoyed include: hiking, bird watching, rock-climbing etc.

FESTIVITY During the first week of August they are celebrating the Winter Festival in the village of Perquin. There are five days of local food, sweets, cultural presentations, music, folk dance, dancing, and theater. Normally there is plenty of sunshine, although this in the rainy season, but you must be prepared to endure a shower, or two. 16


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CERRO VERDE JUAYUA CERRO EL PITAL PERQUIN

ROYAL DECAMERON

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