La Libertad
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If the beach is your thing, you definitely have to visit La Libertad! Here you’ll find plenty of options if you want to surf, relax or have some fun in the sun.

Located in the central zone of the country, it’s very accessible and just a short drive from the capital city. In under an hour you’ll be able to enjoy delicious and fresh seafood delicacies, disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

This department also counts with prehispanic ruins, colonial architecture, the most fertile greenlands and beautiful beaches; out of which the most famous ones are El Tunco, El Majahual, San Blas, El Sunzal and San Diego.

Being so close to the coast and covered in lowland valleys, the weather is usually warm. However, you may enjoy cool and even cold weather in certain areas.

Some must-see archeological sites in La Libertad are San Andres and Joya de Ceren, the latter of which was declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

You can enjoy some of its natural beauty when visiting the imposing San Salvador volcano, a popular spot for anyone seeking cool weather and impressive scenery or to enjoy its restaurants and cafes.

In the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlan, which borders San Salvador, you’ll find a natural oasis in the middle of the city in it’s La Laguna Botanical Gardens, partially located inside a volcanic crater which erupted over 2,200 years. This park is over 60 manzanas (roughly 148.26 acres), out of which 4.5 manzanas (roughly 11.11 acres) are destined for tourists.

Thanks to its coasts, archeological parks and natural beauty, La Libertad is an ideal department for tourism. Visitors can pick from a wide offer of hotels, ranging from chic hotels to humble lodgings, all of them offering good service. And what to say about the food? La Libertad boasts traditional dishes and sophisticated works of gastronomical art, as it hosts some of the best shopping centers and tourism hotspots, such as Paseo El Carmen in Santa Tecla.

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