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El Salvador - a spectacular destination in Caribbean

By Carlton Leisure - 14/12/2015

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Decked with high mountains, opaque forests, beautiful beaches and colonial grandeur, El Salvador has been getting visitors’ attention for long. This major destinations in Central Americahas also been invaded by conquistadors and pirate remains of which can be found during your visit. Its location on pacific coast makes it highly popular among adventure enthusiasts. Despite having great tourism potentials, it is not marketed well and as a result it is not as crowded as it peers. Owing to these things the place is a favourite among vacations and they book flights to El Salvador to explore its interesting attractions. Here is a brief description.

Barra de Santiago

One of the most popular beaches in El Salvador, Barra de Santiago also serves as reserve for butterfly and bird species. From here you can take a boat trip to the mangroves of the Zapote estuary by boat. The guests can take part in adventurous activities that include kayaking, canoeing, or fishing. Efforts are on to preserve endangered species like the marine turtle and red macaw.

Coffee plantations

Coffee is the most famous export of El Salvador for very long time. And its countryside is replete with vast stretches of coffee plantation. You can see this vast plantation during your visit to Ecoparque El Espino on the slopes of the Boquerón volcano. There are some good hotels and accommodation options in the vicinity where you can seek accommodation.

Cerro Verde

Spread over an area of 505 hectare, Cerro Verde national park steals heart with beautiful cloud forest, panoramic views, clean mountain air and exciting walks. There are three volcanoes in vicinity that can also be explored. One can also take the services of some expert guides to understand this locality better.

Fernando Llort Museum

the museum is named after Fernando Llort, El Salvador's greatest living artist. He is well known for its highly individual style. Most of his works are cantered at portraying the way of life and culture in the country of his birth. A visit to his shop and museums will give a good understanding of this city.

National Anthropology Museum

Want to know about the story of evolution in El Salvador? Then visiting National Anthropology Museum could be an ideal decision. The purpose-built museum gives an insight into El Salvador's anthropological and historical past. There are interesting exhibits on the life and culture of the country's inhabitants. Maya exhibits, particularly the stone jaguar's head is highly popular among the guests.

Hiking

Apart from its various allures, El Salvador also caters to the nature lovers. And the travellers will get its best specimen while hiking in El Imposible, the country's most renowned ecological reserve. The nature reserve is also home to a large number of bird and plant species. You will sample a large number of bird species during your visit to the ecological reserve.

Mayan heritage

The country was a part of the Mayan civilisation before the arrival of Spanish. You can understand a lot about this legendary civilisation on your visit to San Andres, Tazumal and Joya de Cerén. The destination called Joya de Cerén has now been listed as UNESCO's World Heritage site.