An hour east of San Salvador, El Salvador lies the a popular El Salvadorian tourist spot, Suchitoto. Centered around the Suchitlan lake, this small town is a nice place to visit for a day or two.
While the man-made lake is a little too contaminated to swim in, the views are quite nice and the whole city is very peaceful!
Suchitoto has a population of around 25,000 people but it seems a lot smaller as it takes about an hour to walk the entire town.
The nicely maintained cobblestone streets cater to tourists as there are plenty of art galleries, cultural centres and cafes.
The main draw of Suchitoto is the church, located in the main square. Built by the Spaniards in the 18th century, the church is definitely an impressive site!
As the main tourist spot in the country, an El Salvadorian told me that Suchitoto is a “must visit”. While I don’t quite agree with that assessment, Suchitoto is definitely a nice place to spend a peaceful day or two. If you’re looking to get out of big cities into a more tranquil location, Suchitoto is the place for you : )