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Top Choice Bar in Juayúa

El Cadejo

Cadejo Brewery continues to grow its profile in El Salvador, and this hip cafe-bar does the reputation no harm whatsoever. All the Cadejo staples are matched by a creative food and cocktail menu. The real highlight …
Top Choice International in Apaneca

El Jardin de Celeste

This heavenly garden venue is one of the culinary highlights of the region and warrants a stay or, at the very least, a coffee and cake. Located between Apaneca and Ataco, Celeste is best enjoyed with friends, laugh…
Top Choice Club in Santa Ana

Trenchtown Rock

This thumping outdoor club on the outskirts of Santa Ana is spontaneous and friendly and can bob up as a highlight of a trip to the whole country for those who like to dance to reggae and ska. There's a shop selling…
Top Choice Salvadoran in Juayúa

R&R

R&R is still the finest restaurant in Juayúa, and possibly in the whole Ruta de las Flores. El chef, Carlos, puts a twist on steaks, salads and Mexican food. Even when Juayúa is dead, the tables at this small, b…
Top Choice International in Santa Ana

Inna Jammin

The Rasta vibe flows over two levels in this happening new restaurant with a broad international menu. The pizzas rate highly, but the Salvadoran grills are exceptional and the cocktails are generously poured. The a…
Top Choice Cafe in Metapán

Balompie Sports Bar & Cafe

Fronting the town square and backing onto Metapán's football stadium, this incongruously good sports bar is more than a place to sink beers and cheer on Los Caleros. Here you can sit on a sunny terrace and enjoy aut…
Top Choice Cafe in Santa Ana

Café Expresión Cultural

This versatile establishment is a favorite among intellectuals and artists who come for the live music and the well-stocked bookshop. Tourists and young lovers enjoy the big breakfasts, fine coffee and accessible ar…
Top Choice Cafe in Ataco

Café Tayua

'The night' just keeps on getting better. Homemade pizza, salads and gourmet sandwiches use fresh herbs from the garden out back, while the decadent sweet pastries are perfect for dunking in coffee. Live music bobs …
Ruins in Ruinas de Tazumal

Tazumal

Archaeologists estimate that the verdant Tazumal area was first settled around 5000 BC. Part of a 10-sq-km zone, much is still buried under Chalchuapa’s more basic housing. The latest restoration, inaugurated in Dec…
National Park in Parque Nacional Los Volcanes

Parque Nacional Los Volcanes

Alongside volcanoes in triplicate, Parque Nacional Los Volcanes boasts hectares of lush forest that provide sanctuary for hundreds of migrating bird species, including emerald toucanets, woodpeckers and 17 species o…