Welcome to Chalchuapa
Chalchuapa's friendly central neighborhood of low-rise multicolored houses with crumbling colonial exteriors is pleasant to walk around, and the town has some excellent places to eat.
In the nearby suburbs, Laguna Cuzcachapa is a natural sulfur pond and a mystical place of great significance in Maya culture. Locals suggest coming here when faced with difficult decisions, but beware the siguanaba (a mythical creature that poses as a beautiful woman to lure solo male travelers)! You can swim in natural spring-water pools at El Trapiche (location of the first Maya settlement in 2000 BC) or jump into a waterfall in Salto El Espino.