Luis 28 are you out there? My friend and I will be arriving in San Salvador next week and I would like to hear what you believe are the spots that one must visit while in El Salvador. Can we get to the highest spot in Central America in El Salvador? Which marcado is one that is for the locals and not for the turistas? Thanks, MLE
well, the place that you are talking it had to be las pilas in chalatenago,about 2 hours from san salvador but the highest spot in centralamerica its Tajumulco in guatemala with more that 4000 meters over the sea level, I would like to know where are you coming from?
about the mercado here its the central, I live in santa tecla and here we have the central too
if you have any question just contact me
Thanks for the info about El Salvador. The reason I'm concentrating on what is beautiful there is, we plan to go to Guatemala also and I don't want to lose track of being in El Salvador and what we can visit there.
Next question. We will be driving a rental car and I am thinking that the main roads will be OK. Or do the roads get very bad in rainy season?
We both use to live in Panama--I am now living in Vermont. I am so happy to be going back to Central America, even if only for a visit.
OK here are my recommendations for El Salvador, all is very easy in a car so you should be able to really enjoy your trip. Well depending on the time you have available;
Coming from Guatemala
1) Ruta de flores especially the town of Ataco, Juayua,Apaneca and Nuahuizalco, there are plenty of places to stay depending on you budget I like El Jardin de Celeste between Ataco and Juayua but there are other places in Juayua as well. If you are into hiking El Parque El Imposible is beautiful as well as another hike to the siete cascadas.
2) For surfing or just hanging out the beaches of Sunsal and El Zonte are great, bohemian crowd of locals, europeans and gringos.
3) The town of Suchitoto(where I live is also a must see) hostels form $7/person or hotels for $50/room and up. Let me know if you decide to come and I can let you know more about each place...
4) The mountain town of Alegria and la laguna de Alegria
5) La Palma, San Ignacio and the the highest point in El Salvador El Pital(many cabins in the high areas and hotels in La Palma.
6) Perquin and northern Morazan
7) Isla de Meanguera in the golf of Fonseco
Wel, thats my list, if you need more information visit the sites in my signature or write to me directly and if you come to Suchitoto please let me know, I literaly know everybody and I am currently the president of our toureism committee...Otherwise have a great trip and enjoy El Salvador and its people.
Roberto Broz Moran