Category Archive: EL SALVADOR

All About Santa Ana – El Salvador

Santa Ana – El Salvador Santa Ana is the largest city in western El Salvador. It boasts a small collection of grand colonial buildings, including a gorgeous stately theater and an ornate white neo-Gothic Cathedral, which are set around a leafy central plaza. Several streets full of modest colonial buildings fan out from the plaza …

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Pupusas – El Salvador’s National Food

Pupusas – El Salvador’s National Food I had read and heard about pupusas from other travelers long before I ever entered El Salvador. Everyone seemed to be ranting and raving about them. Described as corn tortillas stuffed with cheese or vegetables or sausage or combinations of ingredients, they certainly sounded like they might be delicious. …

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Lake Coatepeque – El Salvador

Lake Coatepeque – El Salvador Lago Coatepeque is a gorgeous crater lake located just 16 km / 10 miles south of Santa Ana city in western El Salvador. The lake measures 6 km / 4 miles in circumference and is completely surrounded by densely-forested sloping crater walls topped by a hilly crater rim. The most …

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Climbing Santa Ana Volcano – El Salvador

Climbing Santa Ana Volcano – El Salvador Volcan Santa Ana is El Salvador’s highest volcano, with an elevation of 2381 M / 7857 ft. at the highest point of its crater rim. The rugged volcano is located in Cerro Verde National Park in western El Salvador, a one hour’s drive or a two-hour bus trip …

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The 7 Waterfalls Tour – Ruta de Flores – El Salvador

The 7 Waterfalls Tour – Ruta de Flores – El Salvador The Ruta de Flores in western El Salvador consists of a collection of small mountain towns with art galleries, colorful murals, a smattering of colonial architecture and heaps of great outdoor places to visit like waterfalls, hot springs, small lakes and hikes in forested …

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Ruta de Flores – El Salvador

Ruta de Flores – El Salvador The Ruta de Flores (Route of Flowers) in western El Salvador, close to the border of Guatemala, is one of the country’s most famous and popular destinations. It consists of a series of outdoor attractions and small mountain towns along 36 km / 20 miles of windy, twisting mountain …

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Introduction to El Salvador

Introduction to El Salvador Well, I’m here in El Salvador for the first time in my life! Ta da! To be exact, I’m in the cute mountain town of Juayua (pronounced ‘why you ah’ because of the Spanish pronunciations of ‘j’ and ‘y’) in western El Salvador. The town is clean, friendly, orderly, cool and…safe, …

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Preparing to Travel in El Salvador

Preparing to Travel in El Salvador This Friday, August 25th, I’m going to El Salvador! For the first time in my life. From my current location in Antigua, Guatemala, it’s just a 3-4 hour shuttle van across the border and on to Santa Ana city in western El Salvador. The van will even take me …

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