The 7 best places to visit in El Salvador

January 1, 1970

by Indira Ruiz

El Salvador is a country in the American continent, specifically in the Central American region. It has a host of places that delight the eyes of anyone. If you want to travel to this country or just want to know a little about this amazing place, you have come to the right place. On this occasion, I will show you the best 7 best places to visit in El Salvador. The election has been really difficult because there are so many wonderful places, but here they are.

7. The Plans of Renderos

I decided to start with a place that besides having an impressive tourist attraction, a panoramic view of the city of San Salvador and its surroundings, you can also enjoy the typical Salvadorean dish, the delicious pupusas.

The weekend is when there is a greater influx of tourists, both national and international, due to artistic activities such as local dances, batucada, among others. In addition, it has a wide variety of restaurants where you can enjoy a wide of dishes, from typical dishes to gourmet dinners.

The Plans of Renderos without a doubt is a place that must not be missed. This s located in the municipality of Panchimalco, department of San Salvador and to get to this place you can get more information at

6. Suchitoto

A historic city that has an architectural structure from the Salvadorean colonial era with cobbled streets, houses with balconies, art galleries and much, much history.

It has huge attractions that will undoubtedly make your visit an unforgettable experience. You will be able to appreciate the beautiful Church San Lucia constructed in 1853 with a style of the Republican time. And if you like to delve into the culture, you should visit the House-Museum of Don Alejandro Cotto, a place full of beautiful artistic treasures that reflect the cultural history of Suchitoto and also El Salvador.

For those adventurous people, Suchitoto also has beautiful natural landscapes that will test your skills, such as El Salto Los Tercios, Suchitlan Lake, San Juan Port Tourist Center, Guazapa Vulcano, among others.

5. Route of Flowers

Following the Salvadorean cultural wealth, we cannot miss the Rout of Flowers circuit. This is not a specific place but a group of beautiful cities with many activities available to perform.

This circuit has 6 beautiful destinations: Salcoatitan, Nahuizalco, Juayua, Apaneca, Ataco, and Ahuachapan. This is the most popular route in El Salvador due to its cultural richness, its cool and pleasant climate, and, of course, its beautiful views.

Mountain, adventure, food, cold weather and much more await you when you visit this wonderful route. To motivate you more, I invite you to visit the official site and discover so much more.

4. Zona Rosa

Changing the landscape, we go from the cultural to the livelier night zone of San Salvador. The Zona Rosa is commonly known for its wide repertoire of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. If your thing is to dance until dawn or share a beer or a few drinks of liquor with friends or family, this is the perfect place.

I really could not recommend a specific place to visit here, as there are so many that anyone can be a great option. Google Maps offers us a view of many options. You will have so much fun with family or friends. Let’s go dance to Zona Rosa.

3. Coatepeque Lake

We are going on the adventure. This wonderful lake is located in the department of Santa Ana. It has very nice waters, optimal for diving or water skiing. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit in the country.

In addition to its natural attraction, the lake has an extraordinary peculiarity. It changes its color. Yes! As you read it. This beautiful lake changes its color every so often, from crystal clear water to a turquoise color. In recent years, this phenomenon has been repeated several times.

2. The Pital Hill

Following with adventure and nature destinations, you cannot miss the Pital Hill. The most mountainous and elevated place in El Salvador. This hill is one of the most important in the department of Chalatenango and has an elevation of more than 2,700 meters above sea level.

This place is ideal for people who love cold weather because, at night, the temperature can reach 10 degrees Celsius. It is considered one of the best places to camp in El Salvador.

It has a wide repertoire of hotels and the best part of all is that they mostly have camping areas. Many of these also offer hikes to the surroundings such as the Zumpul River and vegetables and fruit crops.

If you like nature photography, this is the best place to practice, whether you are a beginner or a professional photographer, I assure you that you will have fabulous memories and great pictures.

1. El Tunco Beach

And we leave the best for last.

El Salvador is well known for its beautiful beaches. Every year there are many tourists who choose El Salvador as a destination for surfing, because the Salvadorean beaches have the best waves in the Americas, and I am not exaggerating.

There are many beaches in the country, and I must say that they are all wonderful, but El Tunco beach is without a doubt the most visited place.

We can start talking about its name. It is called “El Tunco” due to a rock formation on the shore of the place similar to the shape of a pig. In El Salvador, it is customary to call “tunco” to pigs, and this is the reason for its name.

Besides having the magnificent beaches and the strange rock formation, El Tunco has many more attractions. It has a variety of hotels of all prices, restaurants, bars and even surf lessons, so if you don’t know how to surf you can learn here.

El Salvador is an extraordinary country, full of culture, adventure, surfing and more. We invite you to visit it, explore and I assure you that you will bring back to your home, beautiful memories. To know more about El Salvador visit and

Indira Ruiz

By Indira Ruiz

I'm an International Relation student. I'm a traveler and freelance writing. I really enjoy writing about anything but I love writing about my adventures around the world to motivate other.


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