Welcome to Northern El Salvador
Suchitoto – everyone's favorite Salvadoran colonial town – is deservedly the area's most well-known attraction. On some weekends it can feel like the cultural center of Central America, and it makes a fabulous base for a visit to the country.
La Palma is an atypical artists' hangout, famous for naïve art which continues to capture the imagination, while hiking trips from San Ignacio and Miramundo are among the best in the country. The commercial hub of Chalatenango is a proud farming town with a strong community spirit.