El Salvador

Welcome to El Salvador

El Salvador is the great unknown of Central America. It is on few bucket lists of travelers. Which is unjustified, even though the country is remarkably small. Why the country is not often visited is also a mystery to me, perhaps many people still think of the civil war of the 90s of the last century. However, this has long passed and more and more visitors are discovering this beautiful country in Central America. It has beautiful, colorful landscapes with volcanoes, tropical cloud forests, fertile valleys, beautiful highlands, green coffee plantations, protected nature reserves and also very beautiful beaches. El Salvador was part of my long journey from Panama to Belize, through all countries in Central America.

Set among the Cuscatlán mountains of El Salvador, Suchitoto is a small town with charming cobblestone streets and vibrant colonial buildings
Located 65 km from San Salvador, Santa Ana is a city full of tree-lined streets and vibrant buildings that made its wealth from the coffee industry. As the second-largest city in the country, Santa Ana has a growing cultural scene and a grand atmosphere.
Coatepeque Lake is one of the larger lakes in the country, and it is much older than Lake Ilopango. The clean, blue water reaches a depth of 120m and is surrounded by steep mountainous slopes.
View over San Salvador
Pupusas are the national food of El Salvador…well maybe not the national food, but they’re the most common food and you’ll find people selling them on the streets everywhere!
It’s basically like a round bread type thing stuffed with either cheese and beans, or mince and cheese.
Tazumal is the most impressive Mayan ruin in El Salvador and archaeologists estimate it was first settled in around 5000 BC and then abandoned around AD 1200. The architectural complex was excavated and extensively restored during the 1940s and ’50s, but many of the ruins remain unexcavated.
Lake Ilopango is a crater lake filling a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador. The lake itself, which fills the extinct volcano, is 72 sq km. Lake Ilopango is popular with travelers and locals because of its beautiful glassy waters and the views from the lake of the surrounding volcanic peaks.
Visiting a local caw market
Visit the Ataco coffee factory
After the visit of the cofee factory , some tasting aswell and it was delicous!
Los Chorros de la Calera – 7 waterfalls