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Tours - Pure Travel

Tour Description

We pickup in San Salvador and El Tunco area. We start at 7am. We drive for 1 hour to Suchitoto, walk on its streets, the central plaza, the church and then we do a walk in its market. Then we visit the rebel guerrilla town of Cinquera and we finish at the Lake Suchitlan viewpoint. We should be back in San Salvador at aprox 5pm and in El Tunco at aprox 6pm.

4 Reasons to Choose this Activity

Hike on the Guerrilla Camp Forest
Experience the local life
One of the safest spots in the country
Great place for Birdwatching

Accesibilities of The Activity

Food & Drinks Suchitoto has many food options, restaurants, mostly local food.
Bathrooms Bathrooms are available at the market.
Lockers No Lockers available. You can leave anything you dont need in the car.
Languages French, Spanish, English
What is included? Roundtrip transportation, tourguide, Town Trip, entrance to Guerrilla Camp.
What is not included Food, drinks.

Place Description

Suchitoto is a post-colonial-style town located 1 hour northeast of San Salvador. Suchitoto´s highlight is the town itself, it 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. In Suchitoto we can take a public bus or walk down to its lake Suchitlan or we can do a hike in the Cinquera Rebel Camp Forest, this was a Guerrilla Camp in the 1980's, during the Salvadorean Civil War. The Lake Suchitlan is a highlight as well, its a great place for birdwatching.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to Dress?
Suchitoto is very hot! Usually temperatures of 30ish degrees C. , about 90 degrees F. Shoes vary depending on how much you want to walk, running shoes are ok. Sunblock, sunglasses are almost mandatory.
Can I use my debit card to purchase things?
It is better to carry cash, as not many places have a POS for cards here.
What activities can be arranged in the area?
There is sunrise or sunset birdwatching trips, walks to the Los Tercios Waterfalls, kayak on the lake Suchitlan, indigo dying lessons, hikes on the guerrilla camp.
Is this a private activity?
What type of person should take this trip?
People interested in experiencing the local life, no luxuries or very little, people that want to see how countryside salvadoreans are and how they live. People interested in the recent history of El Salvador.
Suchitoto Town Tour
10 people Max
Physical demand

Suchitoto's cobble-stone streets attract foreigners who want to experience the relaxed-simple life of the countryside.

And then optionally we hike in the Guerrilla Forest or go the Lake Suchitlan.

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Things to Remember
What to bring?

Sun Block, Sunglasses, Good walking shoes, dress for warm weather.


Rainy season is from May through November. Almways carry a rainjacket in this period.

How hard is it?

The trips is completely customizable, it really depends how much you want to see. The hikes are hard because of the heat and how steep it is sometimes. The Los Tercios Waterfall is very hard to go down to see it. The whole town has cobble-stone streets so good shoes is a must.