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El Salvador is a pocket-sized country of wild beauty. Volcanic in more ways than one, it has emerged from a period of civil strife with a strengthening economy. Mindful of its tourism potential the authorities have renovated the historic centre of San Salvador and opened up national parks to visitors. Overall the country is refreshingly natural, with a bucolic rhythm to its lifestyle and some of the friendliest people in Latin America.

While farming has undeniably made its mark on the countryside, El Salvador has some unforgettable landscapes. The tropical forest of El Imposible National Park is cut through with hiking trails. The winding Ruta de las Flores splices the country’s beautiful coffee heartland dotted with highland villages.

There are spruced-up colonial towns, such as of Suchitoto with its cobbled streets and thriving arts scene, and Joya de Cerén – a pre-Columbian village remarkably preserved under layers of volcanic ash. Beaches are undeveloped: Punta Roca is a popular destination for surfers. In the east, the rucked hills around Perquín, the guerrilla movement’s base in the civil war, are now a haven of serenity.

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Sophie Barber

Suchitoto, aptly named ‘the place of birds and flowers’, is a delightful and unspoiled colonial town. In the late afternoon, go for a stroll through the cobbled streets to the main plaza where you will find throngs of locals enjoying the warm afternoon sunshine whilst tucking into pupusas (the delicious national snack). Try a pupusa revuelta - a puffy corn tortilla filled with cheese, chicharrón (shredded pork) and refried beans.
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Lina Fuller

Learn about the civil war that blighted the country during the 80s and early 90s by visiting Perquín. A pleasant hilltop town surrounded by forest, it was once the headquarters of the guerrilla movement and the poignant museum run by former guerrillas (Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña) exhibits memorabilia from the war as well as providing a narrative on the life and death of priest and martyr Archbishop Oscar Romero. 

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Not many people have El Salvador on their radar, but therein lies its unspoilt beauty. With undeveloped beaches, beautiful colonial towns and amazing natural scenery, this small country  is well worth exploring before the tourist invasion arrives. It's definitely my favourite country in Latin America, I was knocked out by the warmth and friendliness of its disarming people. 

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