Colonial Suchitoto

Colonial Suchitoto

 

Cute and quiet, cradled in the hills north of the capital, the cobblestoned calm of Suchitoto's colonial streets has travellers clutching at comparisons with other countries – the sleepy-eyed quaint feel of provincial France, the whitewashed-walls-under-the-sun of a Greek island, and the charming low-key evening social life of rural Mexico. After checking out the herons and storks at the lake nearby - the largest freshwater body of water in the country - time for some leisurely exploration of the town. And on the menu, a pupusa. The El Salvadorean flatbread cousin to the more famous tortilla, the pupusa is best eaten among the locals, out on the street on the evening paseo. Pick up the snack in the colonial cathedral's plaza, check out some art galleries and artisan workshops and ramble along the preserved-in-aspic streets, all the while the town's sentinel, Guazapa volcano, stands nearby.

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