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Hidden in the foothills of Central America, on its way to nowhere, El Salvador is often overlooked even by overland backpackers.
Above all, the beaches of the Pacific, the surf spots and the mountainous landscape are known.
You can't miss the winding Ruta de Las Flores that passes through coffee plantations and rainforests with waterfalls.
A food festival takes place every weekend in Juayúa.
Ataco with its colorful murals are one of the main tourist attractions in the country.
With Mayan ruins, avenues of smoking volcanoes, sleepy Spanish colonial villages nestled in flower-filled valleys.
The country has long stretches of surf-friendly Pacific coastline as charming as its more famous neighbors.
El Salvador has incredible national parks, long stretches of breathtaking beaches, enchanting waterfalls, wonderful lakes, mountainous areas with picturesque views, a multitude of inland attractions such as the vast plains of coffee plantations and, of course, volcanoes.
The country is almost the same size as New Jersey
, you can see the most beautiful places whenever you want in just a few days.
Thanks to its majestic and diverse landscapes, El Salvador has become a melting pot for tourists from different parts of the globe who want to escape and explore the unknown.
For travelers looking for the perfect getaway, away from all the noise and pollution.
El Salvador would be a great unspoilt destination, off the beaten path of Central America.
The capital San Salvador is situated in a spectacular volcanic setting and is home to several museums and the National Theater.
Tazumal is El Salvador's most impressive Mayan ruin, first settled around 5,000 BC, archeologists estimate, and abandoned in the 13th century.
The architectural complex was excavated and extensively restored in the 1940s and 1950s, but many of the ruins have yet to be excavated.
Tazumal is believed to have been an important center of commerce, and its language in the K'iche language means "pyramid where victims were burned".
Explore this vast site and learn about the history of the Mayan civilization through the on-site museum.
Head northeast of the capital, San Salvador, and you'll come to an old colonial town called Suchitoto.
It suffered structural damage in the Civil War (1980-1992), but is now a major mountain retreat and a national magnet for culture, with art and food festivals always filling the streets.
El Tunco is located just 45 minutes south of the capital San Salvador, on the coast near Libertat.
It feels like a mix of the uncomplicated Southeast Asian backpacker vibe and a Latin vibe.
The village itself is quite small, but there are restaurants, bars, backpacker hotels and souvenir shops everywhere.
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