Welcome to Suchitoto

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.

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$48 Cultural & Theme Tours

Suchitoto Full-Day Tour from San Salvador

After morning pickup from your San Salvador hotel, leave the busy city behind and embark on the road to Suchitoto to discover the delights of the country's unabashed cultural capital. When you arrive, your knowledgeable  guide will lead you on a walking tour, followed by free time to explore more at your leisure.Travel back in time on a narrated stroll down the cobbled streets of this ancient colonial heartland. Fondly known as the 'Place of the Flower Bird’ in the native dialect, Nahuatl, Suchitoto is thought to have been founded by the indigenous Pipil people, who settled here in the 11th century. Suchitoto found itself on the front line during battles against Spanish conquistadors in the 17th century. As the town’s Spanish colonial architecture shows, the natives were no match for the invading forces.Visit major attractions including 19th-century Santa Lucia Church, whose stark white façade stands out beautifully against the rolling green mountains beyond. Stop by the local theater, admire colonial houses and pop into arts and craft shops, and perhaps pause at a shady café terrace for a drink or bite to eat (own expense).Your time is then yours to spend how you please. Perhaps stroll down to Lake Suchitlán and rent a boat to cruise around the islands in search of migratory birds and native animals. Or your guide can take you to the Los Tercios Waterfall to check out some cool rock formations. At the end of the day, relax on the 1-hour drive back to San Salvador.

$125 Day Trips & Excursions

Suchitoto Craft and Cultural Villages Tour from San Salvador

The tour starts with hotel pick up in San Salvador at 7am. From there, you will head to the town of Suchitoto, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast (not included). At around 10am, will visit the famous museum Don Alejandro Coto de la Bermuda, followed by a walk around the central park, the church and some art galleries. Lunch will be offered on the shore of Suchitlan Lake (not included). After lunch, you will board a boat that you will take you around the lake, followed by some free time for you to explore the area on your own.At 5pm, you will start your return to San Salvador.

$1341.75 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Backroads of Central America

Take the road less travelled through Central America with other travellers your own age — so you can be sure to get down with other adventurers that’ll keep up. This is one of our most exciting trips, filled with breathtaking scenery — from tropical rainforests alive with jungle melodies to colonial cities bouncing to a decidedly more human beat. You'll blaze your own path as you discover a region of volcanoes, craters, beaches, and lush forests. Sticking to budget accommodation and public transport will keep costs down and keep you rooted in local life.

$2361.75 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Best of Central America

From ancient ruins to active volcanoes, get off the beaten track and discover extraordinary Central America. Make sure your passport has space because this exciting 33-day trip hits most of Central America, as it covers tropical rainforests, volcanoes, colonial cities, and all the breathtaking scenery in between. Explore Indigenous Mayan villages and soak in the region's incredible culture. Our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) will ensure your accommodation and transportation are covered — so you can choose the activities and sights that interest you most — the adventure is yours to choose!