10 Things to Do in Suchitoto That You Shouldn't Miss

July 30, 2017 Alida England

Suchitoto in El Salvador, from Central America region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Suchitoto with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Suchitoto

1. Iglesia Santa Lucia

Suchitoto, El Salvador +503 2335 1049
Excellent
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Iglesia Santa Lucia

Reviewed By LMOverby - Columbia, Missouri

The Iglesia Santa Lucia dominates the central square in Suchitoto and is fine example of colonial-style architecture. The dark wooden columns are distinctive. Like so many churches in the region, it is a calm, cool place to take a break, collect your thoughts, and perhaps attend a mass.

2. Lake Suchitlan

Suchitoto, El Salvador
Excellent
38%
Good
41%
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4 based on 92 reviews

Lake Suchitlan

Reviewed By everthingelse2014 - London, United Kingdom

We took a standard trip on the lake for an hour and we were lucky enough to be told about the families in the area during the revolution. The boat owner was actually a 12 year old soldier who had lost most of his family during the civil war. He felt that if people asked, her would share his story. We are so pleased we heard first hand about this guys history

3. GringoTours

Suchitoto 1415, El Salvador
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5 based on 30 reviews

GringoTours

Tours and bilingual tour guide service. We can make all arrangements for your travel to El Salvador. Our company is based in colonial Suchitoto where we can provide personalized tours and travel services nationwide. If you enjoy building your own tours and flexibility we are specialists. We specialize in alternative and sustainable tourism. Birding, eco, agro tours, civil war history and much more. If you are looking for small and personal, then look no further.

Reviewed By Hilary0169 - Toronto, Canada

Robert, an expat American with family ties to El Salvador and involvement in many local social justice initiatives, is a fabulous guide in the beautiful Suchitoto area. He escorted us to not only the local festival one night with beautiful fireworks & a crazy paper horse runner that chases people with firecrackers (hard to explain), but also to the artisan village of La Palma, gave us a tour of Suchitoto while introducing us to his many acquaintances, and even invited us into his home to have a pupusa cooking lesson from his lovely local wife, Tinta. A special highlight was his ability to arrange a hiking tour of the nearby Cinquera forest with Rafael, a local hero whose combination of modesty and knowledge makes him a true pleasure to have had the honour of meeting. Robert allowed us to leave with a good sense of understanding of local peiple, events, history, and politics. Highly recommended.

4. Parque Central Suchitoto

Suchitoto, El Salvador
Excellent
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Parque Central Suchitoto

Reviewed By Easylivingtravel - Tampa, Florida

Suchitoto is the #3 site in El Salvador and this is its centerpiece, the central park with a view of the church in an old colonial town still preserving the history, art, and architecture of San Salvador's past, even after suffering damage from civil war. The park is a quiet place to meet, relax and people watch. There are souvenirs and food being sold here. I enjoyed sitting on a bench in the shaded park after walking around the town of Suchitoto about two hours non-stop. I can't wait to visit Suchitoto again in the future.

5. Suchitoto Adventure Outfitters

Pje. Cilelito Lindo # 7 | Barrio Concepcion, Suchitoto 1415, El Salvador
Excellent
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5 based on 32 reviews

Suchitoto Adventure Outfitters

tour operator, transportation and certified guides. Logistic solutions for group travel in El Salvador. custom made itineraries family vacationsPrivate guided day trips around Suchitoto fishing packages

Reviewed By son h - Perth, United Kingdom

Staff very knowledgeable morning sunrise kayak with rene very interesting opportunity to see the man made lake. Afternoon "town tour" full of surprises cigar rolling with nina Victoria and Sr Peggy were inspiring. Hector was the best guide ever - perfect English, humour and we'll informed - made the trip the best.

6. Los Tercios Waterfall

Suchitoto, El Salvador
Excellent
34%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 43 reviews

Los Tercios Waterfall

Reviewed By roos1ter - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

As it was January the Waterfalls were dry, but the basalt rock formations were impressive if you haven't already seen similar elsewhere (e.g. Giant's Causeway or Fingal's Cave on Staffa). Views over the lake were beautiful, and I will always remember the exquisite bright blue morpho butterflies we saw. Worth a detour to see.

7. Centro Arte Para La Paz

Suchitoto, El Salvador
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Centro Arte Para La Paz

Reviewed By Jeanne M

The CAP is a multi-purpose center that with the help of dedicated staff and volunteers offers all kinds of art/music/movement classes to Salvadoran youth, receives delegations from abroad, and displays local artistry and crafts, among many other things. Facilities include a hostel/dormitories, a cafe with WiFi that is open all day (when there are delegations), a kitchen where I'm sure those staying longer could cook, a museum inside a former church building, meeting rooms, ample parking, and spacious, green and flowered grounds where you can relax.
I am a young woman traveling alone, and decided to stay here 1 night on the recommendation of participants of a delegation that had just come from there. CAP is easy to reach both through email ([email protected]) and phone ((503) 2335-1080). The center hosts about 6-7 delegations per year, and although a group from the University of Maryland was staying there when I went, there was a room available and center staff were happy accommodate me. Was given a great little room (#7) with 2 twin beds (bunk), clean bedding, a closet, stool, extra blankets, private bathroom w/ (cold but gushing) shower + flushing toilet, towel, travel shampoo/soap, and fan for $12/night + $3 for breakfast (typical Salvadoran of eggs, beans, etc. or fruit + cereal and coffee/tea). Everything is clean and well-maintained. There's filtered water available throughout the center that you can help yourself too. Plenty of nooks where you can sit, relax, and reflect in tranquility.
My only difficulty was that some delegation participants stayed up late conversing in a meeting space near my room, but that has less to do with the center than it does the participants.
The best aspect of staying at CAP is the people. The center is buzzing when there are delegations (I'm not sure what it's like when there aren't). Staff, volunteers, delegation participants, and other residents/visitors - everyone is amiable, ready to help, and open to conversation. I first arrived around lunchtime and right away met Sister Peggy, who runs the center, as well as one of its volunteers from the US, a Fulbrighter who had been living in Suchitoto for 2 months and offered to show me around the town. If you can speak Spanish, the Salvadoran center staff are wonderful people to talk with, and due to the vibrant partnerships CAP has in the community many Salvadorans frequent the center as well. Everyone here is community-minded and invested in local, participative development; if you want to be immersed in the history and social reality of El Salvador, start here.
All in all: A great, very affordable base from which to explore the beautiful town of Suchitoto. Very much like a hostel experience in terms of available facilities, with the slight twist of the variety of people it attracts. I wish I could have stayed a little longer.

8. Casa de la Abuela

Av. Norte 1a | 2a Calle Oriente Barrio El Centro, Suchitoto 1415, El Salvador +503 2340 4489
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Casa de la Abuela

CASA DE LA ABUELA is a Petit Hotel, Gift Shop Souvenirs & Cafe located in the heart of the city of Suchitoto, north side of Santa Lucia Parish in the central square.Our products are part of a chain of artisans who did not have a strategic place where you can market them, so when you purchase any of our products helps us to work on sustainable tourism, in which we are trying to empower Salvadorans artisans..

Reviewed By KayleeShepheard - Batemans Bay, Australia

We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed our stay. The hostel is in a super convenient place right next to the main plaza and close to lots of places to eat. The owners are incredibly friendly and accommodating.Always Welcome!!!

9. Tours Sitio Guazapa

Suchitoto, El Salvador
Excellent
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5 based on 8 reviews

Tours Sitio Guazapa

Reviewed By International_Mel - Leon, Nicaragua

I did this trip with some friends on horseback, led by Orlando (the younger) and I thought it was spectacular. The first part of the tour was very scenic and relaxing and Orlando pointed out all the interesting birds and plants and the horses were relaxed and well behaved. Although this tour was in Spanish only, I generally understood most of it with my limited Spanish - also, there was a bilingual girl on the tour and she helped translate if needed. As we got closer to the site of the old war encampments, the trail became more rugged but things became very interesting. There were many trenches and lookout points as well as caves for hiding. There was the remains of a medical camp and sleeping areas which you can easily see. There are also some old relics remaining such as shoes and water jugs - up further there is an old school. Orlando was a baby during the war and his family lived in these camps - his father was a medic there. It was great to be shown the area by someone who was impacted personally by the war and to hear his perspective. In addition to showing the old war camps, we also saw some old remaining bits of a pre-war working hacienda, including indigo dye making pools and an impressive mirador (lookout point) where you can see all Suchitoto and more including the lake. All in all I got a lot out of this tour and I highly recommend it. It took about 6 or more hours, but it was worth it. And you can't beat the cost - $15, including the horses. Try to go directly to the people who run this tour - perhaps ask around town. I think tour operators can add a lot to the cost. You can also take the bus into the town Sitio El Zapote to save money on transport. Great tour! It was honestly the best thing I did in Suchitoto!

10. Spanish School Pajaro Flor

4a Calle Poniente No. 22 | Barrio San Jose, Suchitoto 1415, El Salvador +503 7107 7371
Excellent
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5 based on 7 reviews

Spanish School Pajaro Flor

We offer Spanish classes, Total inmersion program, Personalized, one-on-one classes, Classes cost $8 per hour, Well trained and experiencied young teachers, Homestay option cost $15 per day with three meals included, tranquil and safe location

Reviewed By ubkvist - Stockholm

I found Pajaro Floor Spanish School online when searching the web for a Spanish school in El Salvador. This is a small, personal school, situated in Suchitoto northeast of the capital San Salvador. Suchitoto itself is a very picturesque colonial town with cobbled streets, lots...MoreWe greatly appreciate the opinion of our school and services in this offer. Thank you very much for your appreciation of what we Suchitoto offers and especially the friendliness of our people. We will wait for you here, where we appreciate you a lot

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