Suchitoto has cobblestone streets, colonial houses, a church, art galleries, markets. The town is close to Lake Suchitlan, a dammed river with an ecosystem ideal for birdwatching with an abundant variety of species, pelicans, herons and storks.
Activities in and around Suchitoto:
Guided walks in Suchitoto.
Horseback riding to Guazapa with an ex-guerilla local guide and see their former combat and campsites, trenches, tattoos and bomb holes. Guazapa was the scenario for multiple bombings and military raids as it was a strategic bastion of the rebels for twelve years and in a repeated attempt by the army to retake the territory.
Visit Cinquera, a small and picturesque rural community located in the Salvadorian Department of Cabañas, where the post-war community is a ideal example of how to work together for a better life. The history of this community changed from being a ghost town during El Salvador’s civil war to a well-organized community living in peace. Here, you will visit their natural reserve, where you will hike through the rainforest with local guide.
At an Indigo workshop you will learn all about the process and enjoy designing your own scarf. Indigo is a natural colorant extracted from the Xiquilite plant.
Plan your trip as far in advance as you can. Last minute travel is stressful to plan, and can often end up being more expensive.