El Salvador Ruta de las Flores
This extremely scenic route passes through the principal coffee-growing region, linking several quiet highland towns.
This extremely scenic 36km route in the hilly western zone, near the Guatemalan border, passes through the principal coffee-growing region. It links several highland towns, including Ataco, Nahuizalco, Juayúa and Apaneca. The route starts in Sonsonate in a lowland area devoted to cattle-raising and plantation agriculture, climbing to the Pipil indigenous village of Nahuizalco, where some older inhabitants wear native costume and where traditional crafts are practised. At the northern end of the route, Apaneca is a peaceful town of cobbled lanes. The region is also famous for its traditional dancing – over 30 have been identified.
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This extremely scenic 36km route passes close to the Guatemalan border through the main coffee-growing area and links several picturesque highland towns, including Ataco, Nahuizalco, Juayúa and Apaneca.View our Ruta de las Flores weather guide
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