El Salvador is a small Central American nation. It’s known for its Pacific Ocean beaches, surf spots and mountainous landscape. Its Ruta de Las Flores is a winding route past coffee farms, rain forests with waterfalls and towns like Juayúa, with its weekend food festival, plus Ataco, home to vivid murals. The capital, San Salvador, with a dramatic backdrop of volcanoes, has numerous museums and the National Theater.
We visited El Salvador in February 2017. We took a day trip while staying in Guatemala and visited Parque Arqueologico Joya de Ceren, an archaeological site in La Libertad Department, El Salvador, featuring a pre-Columbian Maya farming village, and Parque Arqueologico San Andres, a pre-Columbian site in El Salvador, whose occupation began around the year 900 BC as an agricultural town in the valley of Zapotitán.