Suchitoto, El Salvador

The North

The gem of the North must be Suchitoto. Set amidst beautiful rolling countryside on the shores of Lago de Suchitlan, Suchitoto is a charming colonial town with a small and welcoming community.

Suchitoto offers some of the finest examples of colonial architecture in the country. Life in Suchitoto is content and quiet. During the war, Suchitoto experienced only a brief spell of bitter fighting when it became the base to fight the guerrillas and uproot them from their mountain strongholds.

Today you can explore the surrounding countryside and can hear the stories from the former guerrillas themselves, as well as visit the Añil n(indigo) workshops that have been producing the dye in this region for centuries. On the northern border with Guatemala and Honduras, Montecristo National Park is a thriving cloud forest, full of rare wildlife, birds and orchids.

Highland Coffee Plantations, Santa Barbara National Park, Honduras
Highland Coffee Plantations, Santa Barbara National Park, Honduras

Highlights of El Salvador & Honduras

Our classic combination of the “half-an-hour country” El Salvador and neighbouring Honduras unveils the highlights of these often overlooked nations. From dining with an archaeologist to trail hiking Mayan islands, we can curate a fully-tailored trip bursting with extraordinary experiences.

16 days

from £3,105 pp

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Los Almendros de San Lorenzo £££££

  • El Salvador

Los Almendros is a charming French-owned colonial period property in the heart of the historical city of Suchitoto. This is a very traditional Spanish building with terraces, bar and lounge surrounding a leafy central courtyard.

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Los Trozos £££££

  • El Salvador

Tucked away in the highlands above the city of Sonsonate on a working coffee plantation is the family-run hotel, Los Trozos. The accommodation has been created in the old farmhouse building, where the original kitchen has been cleverly adapted to provide a beautiful living space.

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