Sights

The artisan village of Izalco, 8km northeast of Sonsonate at the foot of Volcán Izalco, was the site of a major indigenous revolt in 1932. Nearby is Atecozol, a turicentro with swimming holes, kiosks and gardens. The grounds feature stone sculptures by Agustín Estrada: one commemorates Atonatl, a feisty indigenous warrior who pegged conquistador Pedro de Alvarado with an arrow in 1524.