Suchitoto, El Salvador

An hour east ofย 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.

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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!

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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.

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The nicely maintained cobblestone streets cater to tourists as there are plenty of art galleries, cultural centres and cafes.

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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!

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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 : )

Enjoy!

 

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