Suchitoto

Seemingly lifted from a magical realist novel, Suchitoto has held firm – nay, prospered – against the weight of history just as its weekend arts fest turns the quintessential town square into one giant production of guanaco pride. None of this is new, however; when indigo ruled the marketplace and the beautiful Spanish church was packed daily, Suchitoto was the country’s unabashed cultural capital. It retains its title with ease.

For those not fussed by the gallery and bar scene – much of it not open during the week – there are countless hikes to waterfalls, caves and beautiful Lago Suchitlán that begin and end just meters from town. Suchitoto is also a bird migration zone with over 200 species. Thousands of hawks and falcons fill the skies as the seasons change, and birds of all sorts nest in the relative safety of the lake islands.

It is presumed that Yaquis and Pipil peoples settled in the area some 1000 years ago. El Salvador’s capital was established near here in the early 16th century. More recently, some of the earliest fighting of the civil war began in Suchitoto, accompanied by much destruction and emigration. Today the town has rebounded to become the highland seat of national tourism.
choose a specific type of proposals
Show:
Sort By:

Central America Highlights

Starting in El Salvador going through Guatemala ending in Belize! Seeing all the highlights you need to see and will be an once in a life time experience.Central America HighlightsEl Salvador, Guatemala & Belize13 Days and 12 Nights..

$2,858.75

Excursion along the Flower Route to coffee plantations

Visit coffee plantations along famous Flower Route on our full-day tour from San Salvador. Learn how top-quality Salvadoran coffee is produced in the mountain towns of Apaneca and Juayua. Browse traditional handicraft shops in Ataco. Discover El Salvador's mountainous coffee-growing region and travel a portion of the Flower Route. We will pick ..

$292.50

Highlights El Salvador 2017

8 days/ 7nights Any departure date of 2017 (except High season, New Year, Carnival, congresses.) ..

$1,435.00

COLONIAL TREASURES OF CENTRAL AMERICA

12 days / 11 nightsColonial Treasures of Central America is a 12 day tour through Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua with the following destinations: Guatemala City, Lake Atitlán, Antigua, Suchitoto, León and GranadaGuatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua have important Spanish-colonial heritage, among   the best-preserved to be found in Cen..

$1,796.25