Historic Center where it appears that time has been stopped. Here
one can appreciate our history, culture, the cobble stone streets,
the panoramic views of the lake and of the Guazapa volcano. The life
of the town itself, relaxed, the Antigua of El Salvador. Within the
town you can see the beautiful Santa Lucia church, the home and museum
of Alejandro Cotto, The house of the sculptors, Pascal’s Gallery,
the Theater of the Ruins, the artisans festival, the house of culture,
the Arte Center for Peace, and the artisan form of pure cultural patrimony
from long ago.
The Lake (A)
This is one of the main attractions not only for its extension but
for being an ecosystem that offers much ornithological interest for
abundance as well as for the variety of species, pelicans, herons,
storks ..... being declared in the 2005 a RAMSAR site.
The Tourist center San Juan Port offers: food, handicrafts, cafeterias
and boat tours of the lake.
Boat tour options:
Island of the donkey
Island of the Hermit
Los Tercios (B)
Taking the highway to Cinquera about 1,5 kilometers from downtown
on the left hand side is the waterfall Los Tercios. Its interest is
in the spectacular composition of hexagonal basalt blocks formed by
the abrupt cooling of magma. It measures 12 meters in height. It has
its own legend as well. 4 km further down the road you can find the
hot springs of Agua Calienter, 8Km the Oasis of Quezalapa and 18 km.
from Suchitoto the eco-forest of Cinquera. You can visit Los Tercios
on foot, by bicycle or using the bus route 482.
The Guazapa Volcano (C)
The communities of Palo Grande, El Sitio and La Mora, are natural
doorways to the famous Guazapa Volcano, rich in historical and natural
patrimony; a tropical dry forest that is possible to visit, thanks
to the walks and horseback rides offered by these communities. Attractions:
Panoramic views, beautiful natural springs, hidden waterfalls, caves,
remains of indigo processing and memories from the civil war like:
caves, trenches, guerilla camp grounds and tombs. Guazapa volcano
offers nature in its purest form.
La Bermuda (D)
Located only 6 km from Suchitoto on the highway to San Salvador. Attractions:
The recreational center Las Americas, with its swimming pools and
fish and shrimp production tanks. Remains of the historical hacienda
La Bermuda. In 1528 in the valley La Bermuda the primer Villa of San
Salvador was founded and is now known as Cuidad Vieja, this historical
site is now under the protection of CONCULTURA.