El Salvador Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 48%, El Salvador has something of an image problem. However, the thing you need to keep in mind when trying to decide if you should add this little gem to your itinerary is the fact that the civil war ended nearly 20 years ago. For those of you who choose to "take the plunge", you won't be disappointed. You can enjoy one of the most delectable food fairs to be found anywhere in the world in Ruta de las Flores, where you can sample the region's finest offers. Then, you can literally go from the frying pan into the fire and climb a trio of active volcanoes at Volcano National Park. Another stop on any visit has to be the awe inspiring ruins of Tazumal, by far the country's most impressive Mayan ruins. But perhaps no trip can be complete without a visit to the Revolution Museum, where you can take a guided tour with an ex-guerrilla soldier and gain a better insight into the turmoil caused by over 10 years of civil war. It can be unsettling, but it will also give you a clear picture of where El Salvador has come from and why it is so determined to forge a more peaceful path into the future.
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|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
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View the utter destruction caused by the 6th century volcanic eruption of Loma Caldera, which consumed El Salvador's Joya de Cerén under 14 layers of deadly ash. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is commonly referred to as the....
Get a first hand account of El Salvador's 12 year civil war with a visit to the Museum of the Revolution, located in the city of Perquín. During a lifetime of travel, most will encounter a variety of museums throughout the worl....
|Coordinates:||13 50 N, 88 55 W|
|Main Languages:||Spanish, English, Nawat|
|Currency:||US Dollar ($)|
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- Location: El Salvador