Urban oases: the best towns in Central America
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Places in El Salvador
Surrounded by green-tipped volcanoes, San Salvador is handsome compared to some other Central American capital cities. Its leafy suburbs are pleasant to explore on foot, while its galleries and museums stand out for such a small city. San Salvador’s huge wealth gap does mean that violent crime is a reality, and there are a few neighborhoods east of town that are no-go zones.
Western El Salvador
El Salvador’s coffee stronghold offers a heady blend of adventure and old money, gastronomy and lush national parks. It’s here that the Ruta de las Flores winds its charms through cobblestone villages, where stumbling across running waterfalls and bubbling hot springs is as easy as finding a good espresso and a thriving marketplace.
Eastern El Salvador
Eastern El Salvador may not possess the star attractions of elsewhere in the country, but with timeless mountain villages such as Alegría, the visceral war history around Morazán, and the long, deserted beaches near El Cuco, even the most worldly traveler will find reason to explore. Prior to the war, subsistence farming was long the primary means of survival here.
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El Salvador dos and don'ts
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