geo West zone: Sonsonate


It’s well known for its famous gastronomy, particularly it’s wood-boiled yucca, which you definitely have to try when you visit.

Thanks to its altitude of 1,045 meters above sea level, Salcoatitan enjoys cool weather. Its 81 kilometers from the capital city, San Salvador, and is part of the Ruta de las Flores.

The city counts with plenty of arts and crafts and proudly showcases the methods it uses to work its mosaic murals that characterize it. You’ll be impressed by it’s art galleries as well.

Another of its highlights is the Print Museum, where you’ll learn about the history and first steps of the printing/press industry in El Salvador.

In the small plaza at the entrance of the city you’ll be greeted by a centenarian ceiba tree, important to the indigenous cultures, which has witnessed much history since the founding of the city.

Weekends are special since you’ll be able to enjoy its regular gastronomic festivals in the central plaza, in front of its colonial church.

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