Tag: historical

HIKE GUAZAPA VOLCANO, GUERRILLA’S STRONGHOLD

Guazapa is en extinct volcano located North in San Salvador province, few kilometers West from Suchitoto.

It was during El Salvador Civil War when this place became a war zone. During the 80s this was the only guerrillas battlefront where the five branches of the Rebel Army fought together. It was a common target for massive military operations from the National Army trying to siege this strategic stronghold.
Guazapa was known as “a dart in the ribs of the enemy” by the rebels. This because the rebel army held their positions during the whole war. This due the close distance from the Capital City, the most strategic target for the guerrillas.
Some of those fighters and their families still live and work their lands on the skirts of the former battle field.

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SAN SALVADOR CITY TOUR

A must-do if you have just few hours between connections. San Salvador is the largest metropolitan area and the most important social, historical, economical and cultural center of the country.
Depending on your layover window we may visit city’s old downtown, Main Square, historical buildings such as El Rosario church and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also sites related with the life of Archbishop Óscar Romero or San Salvador volcano.

Distance from airport (one way): 45 Km.

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ARTS, MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

San Salvador has museums and art galleries for every taste and interest. Choose among the Arts Museum, National Museum of Anthropology, Museum of the Word and Picture, Forma Museum, Centro Monseñor Romero, the Numismatic Museum, Fernando Llort’s Gallery among others.

SHOPPING

From traditional handcraft markets to designer’s clothes San Salvador is great for shopping. Choose among Cuscatlán public market, the National Handcraft Market, exclusive shopping centers and malls, art galleries or haute-coture.

Distance from airport (one way): 50 Km.

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YOGA, SPA, & WELLNESS

Indulge yourself in between flights, you know you deserve it. In San Salvador you find luxury spas, relaxing massages, yoga sessions and services to make you feel like new.

Distance from airport (one way): 45 Km.

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AMUSEMENT FOR KIDS

Traveling with kids? No problemo! I know sometimes have your children amused may be tricky. I have excellent options for the whole family and the youngsters.
Let them have fun at Tin Marín, the children’s museum. So fun even grown ups enjoy it. Or take them for a short hike to Ecoparque El Espino or a visit to El Boquerón National Park at San Salvador Volcano.
Upon request a handcraft or archeological workshops may be arranged.
The beach, arcades or bike rides also available.

Distance from airport (one way): 45 Km, about 40 minutes drive.

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