El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America and its most densely populated. From the capital, San Salvador, many of its attractions are accessible within a day’s drive.
Ruta de las Flores (Route of the Flowers) winds its way some thirty-six kilometres through the heart of El Salvador’s coffee country. The route is known for its outstanding natural beauty, charming villages and rich cultural traditions- and, as the name suggest, for the wildflowers that dot the roadside. Keep an eye out for villages of Nahuizalco, Juayúa and Ataco along the way and perhaps spend the night in one of these cobble-stoned, picturesque pueblos.
“Parque Nacional Imposible” is the largest protected area in El Salvador and contains fauna and flora not found in any other part of the country. Its name derives from the once notoriously treacherous journey it took to get to the park- thankfully bridges built in the 1960’s have eased access.
After all the hiking & adventure activities El Salvador has to offer, you’ll want to unwind with a few days on the beach. The Pacific coast offers some of the region’s best surfing and you’ll find the beaches surprisingly isolated after the often maddening crowds at Costa Rican resorts.