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EL PITAL Hill!!!
The ruins of San Andrés
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INTRODUCTION Tourism is the travel for recreational, leisure, family or business purposes, usually of a limited duration. Tourism is commonly associated with trans-national travel, but may also refer to travel to another location within the same country. Being a tourists could be an amazing experience and mostly if you travel inside El Salvador, it could be your best experience knowing our history, customs traditions, beaches, festivals, foreign people, different kind of animals, enjoy a spectacular landscape and so on, in this tourist magazines we have selected the best places for travel inside our country
E L C E RRO
V E R DE
Located in the departments of Sonsonate and Santa Ana, and Area approximately 67kilometers from the capital city San Salvador.
HISTORY 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, located at 2030 meters above sea level. The other two impressive volcanoes - Santa Ana and Izalco - can easily be observed from the look-out spots located within the park. Since it is reopening on 15 December 2002 offers all tourists with many innovative changes has been satisfactory. It has an area of 54 blocks. 3 Interpretive Trails: The trail Mysterious Flowers, Sender to Nature, and the Old Hotel Trail Mountain. Walks volcanoes Izalco (height 1.980 meters above sea level) and Santa Ana (height 2.381 meters
FESTIVAL!!! THE LAST SUNDAY OF SEPTEMBER. IT IS CALL: “JOCOTE FESTIVAL”
WEATHER IN CERRO VERDE • Day 15º/18º
•Longitude. -89.6336° •Latitude. 13.8322°
H OW TO GET TH ERE??? • By car •By bus
ACCESS ROUTES • Carretera Panamericana, by via el Congo. • Road to Sonsonate city by via
•It has 54 Acre
C H AL AT E NANG O
Pital hill C A M P I N G A R E A
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
(8,957 ft.) above sea level, and is the highest point in Salvadoran territory.
°F). It is the coldest place in El Salvador. On 13 April 2004, the mountain was blanketed by an accumulation of
It is one of the most popular tourist draws in El
From November to February
hindering a storm, an
Salvador, with great biodiversity in a wide
between −6 °C (21°F) and 10
altitudinal range containing many endangered species of flora and fauna. The cloud forest has some of the rarest plants and animals in the country,
°C (50 °F) (Lowest recorded, in January 1956) and in the rest
temperature ranges between 5 °C (41 °F) and 20 °C (68
If you decide to get there by bus. You have to leave early from the East Terminal in San Salvador to address Route 119 in which will take you to San Ignacio. And then address the route 509 arriving to Las Pilas, but you have to get off before Chiquito River. Then you can decide whether to walk or hire a vehicle to take you up above, and complete the remaining 5 km.
P E R Q U IN, M O R A Z A N
Perquin was known unofficially as the guerrilla capital during the conflict, Perquín village was founded by Lenca tribes in 1770. In 1870, Perquín was a town of only Indians. Located in the area of guerrilla control during the civil war known as the "red zone", it was often the site of meetings of the leadership of the Frente guerrillas and, after the cease-fire, of important events on the road to a permanent peace. Now a peaceful village in the mountains of Morazán. Visit the Museum of the Revolution and climb the Cerro de Perquin.
AGAIN NEVER MOZOTE Just a few kilometers from the Rio Sapo is El Mozote, site of the 1981 massacre of more than a thousand civilians by a U.S.-trained battalion of the Salvadoran army.
LENCA was The Museum of the Salvadoran PERKIN designed and built respecting Revolution, located right in town, recounts the experience the natural environment, the of the guerrillas during the civil landscape and the resident war, during 12 years, Homage to plant and animal life. Built on its Heroes and Martyrs. The a steep hillside, each cabin Museum is divided into five has a great view of the major sections: the causes of mountains which fade away the war, the international into the horizon, creating a and romantic solidarity effort, life in the cozy atmosphere. guerrilla camps, the peace accords, and the Radio Venceremos.
Monument of the Piece
WINTER FESTIVAL IN PERQUIN 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.
Sonsonate department of El Salvador. Juayúa is a quaint little town up in the mountains, founded In
central plaza faces an old white cathedral that features a black Christ statue.
C H U R C H OF S TA. L U C I A
Juayúa is a municipality in the Sonsonate department architecture, art displays notable in their streets of El Salvador. Juayúa is a quaint little town up in the and, above all, his most famous food festival every mountains, founded in 1577.
weekend. In this event, which attracts hundreds of
The parish church of Santa Lucia, also known
national and international tourists, is held outdoors
as Church of the Black Christ of Juayúa, was
in the central square of Juayúa. And local
built between 1953 and 1956, under the
restaurants offer delicious traditional dishes.
auspices of Father José Adolfo Alvarez and Mercedes .The inauguration took place on 26
The surrounding area of Juayúa contains numerous
January 1957.10 It is main altar is lined with coffee farms, including the famous Larin finca. Visit marble, and stained glass windows were Juayúa because it is a growing, thriving village! imported from Europe, as well as images, Culture and Society, The walls of the city’s café’s. which in turn were brought from Spain.
FESTIVALS: THE MOST FAMOUS GATRONOMIC FESTIVAL IN EL SALVADOR.
TRADITIONS: From January 1st to 15 th they live it is Patronales
Celebrations, with famous International and national singers, Like Aniceto Maelo, Melao Ruiz, La Sonora Dinamita and so on.
LOS CHORROS DE LA CALERA.
HOW TO GET??? • By bus or car. 205 from San Salvador to Sonsonate 249 from San Salvador to Ahuachapán 249 from Ahuachapán to Sonsonate or CA- S street from San Salvador to Juayúa.
"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. You must also visit "La Laguna de las Ranas"
The ruins of San Andrés
San Andrés is pre-Columbian site in After the Spanish Conquest, the ruins of San Andrés lay within a colonial estate dedicated to cattle and indigo production. The site was buried due to the eruption of the Playón volcano in 1658 AD, preserving the Colonial indigo production almost intact. In 1996, the Government of El Salvador inaugurated the Archaeological Park of San Andrés, where the visitor
began around the year 900 BC as an agricultural town in the valley of Zapotitán in the department of La Libertad. Between 600 and 900 AD, San Andrés was the capital of a Maya polity with supremacy over the
can climb the pyramids, see the
other establishments of Valle d
indigo production area, and visit this
How to get there: Km 35, Pan-American Highway, La Libertad. Drive along the Pan-American Highway (CA-1) To wards Los Chorros, and continue as if going to Santa Ana. The entrance is your right at km 35, and is properly labeled. If transported by bus you may board any of them going to Santa Ana or Ahuachapรกn at the West Terminal (201 or 202 for example).
MORE: Phone: (503) 2319-3220 Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Admission Rates: General (Salvadoran and Central American): US$1.00 Foreign: US $ 3.00 Children under 8 years FREE Wednesday
The complex was developed with Capital colombiano and opened in 1979 making it the largest hotel in the Salvadoran coast beach with an area of 270,000 mÂ˛ and approximately 1 kilometer beach and arena.3 Its construction began with the presence of authorities presidential, considering it is
R OY A L D E C A M E R ON S A L I N I T A S H OT E L
Guests can enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean; spend time in any of our four fresh water pools,
spectacular salt water pool filled daily by the ocean tides while taking
all-inclusive drinks at any of our four distinctive bars.
The location of the hotel is located on the Pacific coast only 2 hours from El Salvador Airport and about 50 minutes from the capital, making the trip very tiring and not accessible considerably, but yet to reach the site can compensate all that time traveling. • Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet • Dinner a la Carte • Day and night Appetizers • Daily activities program
The rooms have double beds with a cot or sofa and a king and 2 bunks or sofa beds are equipped with: satellite TV, bathroom, air conditioning, telephone, safe, and coffee maker. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pacific have a very pleasant experience, has a saltwater pool (hence part of the hotel name) that is filled by the tide and its variations.
• Non-motorized watersports (Kayaking and pedal boats) • Introductory Scuba Diving in The pool • Beach towels in the Activity Center •Two Tennis Courts •Beach Volleyball • Nightly entertainment (shows for adults and children) • Activities for children •Amongsomeothers.
C ON C L U S I ON
Enjoying in our country, with kind people offering their products, knowing our culture, making click with our flora and fauna, achieve this could raise awareness about how important is to know, appreciate, love, caring, being responsible to our country, its landscapes, its most beautiful hotels, animals, food, in this way you could learn to make responsible tourist transmitting this same responsibility to theirotherrelatives.