Located 50km northeast of San Salvador, wondrous little 'Suchi' is the cultural capital of the country. Every weekend the cobbled streets come alive as Suchi fills with weekenders. In February, the entire month celebrates the town's resident artists and the small galleries swell with domestic tourists. None of this is new, however; when indigo ruled the marketplace and the beautiful Spanish church was packed daily, Suchitoto was the pride of the province.
Architecture buffs will love the colonial buildings, while outdoor types can choose between numerous hikes to waterfalls, caves and beautiful Lago Suchitlán, with trails beginning just meters from town. Suchitoto is also a bird migration zone with over 200 species. Thousands of hawks and falcons fill the skies as the seasons change, and birds of all sorts nest in the relative safety of the lake islands.