Located in Central America, El Salvador is the perfect place for a colourful and vibrant adventure. Once you travel here, you can experience the vibrancy of the tropical paradise, its luscuous tracts of pre – industrial national parks and a few scenic lakes formed by volcanic activity. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head there already!
Metapan is the destination to begin your journey. Here, you will find plenty of colonial churches each with a distinctive architectural design, inspired by its cultural influences. Next, travel to Nueva Concepcion where you can catch a quick water adventure at the local water park with your family before you head to your next destination. In the sleepy city of Chalatenango, you will find peace except for the vibrant and colourful market environment that comes alive every morning. Next, travel to Suchitoto, which is best known for its art festival. The magical transformation from a quaint village to a festive one is definitely not worth missing out on during your travel. Travel ahead through the city of Apopa to the capital city, San Salvado. With the perfect blend of a mesmerizing background, rich cultural roots and a modern civilization you have plenty to explore and experience in this city. San Luis is your next destination before you travel ahead to Zacatecoluca. Visit the iconic Santa Lucia Catholic Church which is known to play an important part of the history of the local village. Travel to Berlin, through which you will reach Usulután which is your final destination. Visit the wonderful churches and rich agricultural valley here.
Known for its splendid natural surroundings and its mesmerizing attractions, El Salvador will leave you with plethora of memories with its different offerings. Nature lovers must visit the lush green surroundings of the El Boqueron National Park which also houses the main attraction of two craters, one within the other. Apart from this, it also houses several species of animals and plants. Another natural attraction that is a must visit is the Coatepeque Caldera which is a volcanic caldera and comprises of several lakes. For a peek into the country’s Mayan history, explore the archeological site of Tazumal which was built in the early 8th century. And that is not all it has to offer. The San Salvador Cathedral, a majestic architectural beauty is a definite must visit. Apart from this, the Cathedral of Santa Ana is also a must visit.
The cuisine of Salvador has a distinctive taste and flavor which has been inspired by the culture of the country, with influences from the indigenous Pipil and Spanish cultures. Do try the pupusa which is normally filled with either veg or non-veg fillings and often served with salsa roja and curtido. The pollo encebollado is also another popular dish that is a must have. The famous Salvadoran cheese is normally eaten with most meals. For a quick delectable snack. Try the yucca frita or the panes rellenos. Kolachampan, Minutas and horchata are some of the popular drinks here which you can have during any time of the day.
There are plenty of sports adventures here that make for an excellent choice. The coastline provides excellent opportunities for various water based sports. Surfing and paddle boarding are two of the popular sports here apart from water skiing, tubing, wake boarding, para sailing and jet skiing. To explore the lush forested areas, you can always go hiking or even volcano hiking. The waterfalls and hot springs make for an excellent opportunity to relax and unwind as you bask in the beauty of the nature here.
There are plenty of activities to do here and plenty of attractions to visit and explore. However, you must remember, that no matter how well you plan your trip, there is always the possibility of a mishap occurring. If you are not prepared for such an eventuality, your trip might get hampered and your safety can be at risk. To prevent for such an eventuality, you must have a safety net in place. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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