La Herradura Vacations

"Bienvenidos" to La Herradura, situated in an off-the-beaten-path part of El Salvador. This place features a landscape largely defined by scenic beaches, mountains and active volcanos.

The national capital San Salvador is situated 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of La Herradura.

The area around La Herradura is home to many towns and cities, each one with its own distinct charms. San Salvador, is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast, and Santa Tecla is situated 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast.

When you are ready to venture further afield check out the nearest center. San Salvador sits 30 miles (48 kilometers) away and features sights including Metrocentro, Monumento al Salvador del Mundo and National Theater (Teatro Nacional). Estadio Cuscatlan, Torre Cuscatlan and Plaza Geraldo Barrios are good places to visit.

If the weather forecast keeps you indoors, take a trip to El Salvador's history museums.

Water-based sports are a common pastime here. Take the opportunity to go water skiing or surfing; this region has some perfect spots for it.

Try typical El Salvador meals or drinks and discover the local cuisine. Chicken as well as beef are commonly used in cooking here. Two regional specialties worth sampling are tipico salvadoreno (eggs, cheese, tortillas) are casamiento (rice and black beans). El Salvador desserts such as pastelitos (small stuffed pastries) are also a good thing to try. To end your dinner like the locals do, get a glass of vinagre de piña (fermented pineapples and water) and relax after a full day of sightseeing. Afterwards, kick back with a refreshing local kolachampan (sugar-cane soft drink).

As your time here ends, you'll be sure to bid La Herradura a sad "Adiós"

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