Suchitoto and San Salvador
Suchitoto is a colonial-style town located 1 hour northeast of San Salvador. Suchitoto´s highlight is the town itself, is a place to see how people in the salvadorean countryside live. You can visit the Suchitoto market and find sliced fresh fruit for .25 of a dollar, you can also have a meal with less than $2. Suchitoto's cobble-stone streets attract foreigners who want to experience the relaxed-simple life of the countryside. San Salvador, on the other hand, is noisy crowded and much more fast. San Salvador was first founded in the year 1540, in the same place where the current downtown is located. Earthquakes and fire caused old building to collapse, so everything you see now is from late 1800's and early 1900´s. Some landmarks, like the Cathedral and El Rosario Church are even more modern. San Salvador Volcano is a very good place to check out the city from above and also a great place to enjoy a cup of local coffee or to have some pupusas with a beautiful view of the city.
We start from your hotel at aprox 8am. We drive +1 hour to Suchitoto, walk on its streets, visit the indigo production store, the central plaza, the church and then we do a quick walk to its market. Then we get back in the car and drive back to the city, visit the Volcan of San Salvador, do quick walk around its crater and take the best pictures of the city. Then we drive down to see Santa Tecla´s market. We then visit the Park where you can checkout how salvadoreans relax in the afternoons.