Monday, December 17, 2012

Suchitoto

Suchitoto is another one of those "much touted", "must see" colonial towns. After being underwhelmed by similarly touted towns in Honduras, we arrived expecting over-priced hotel rooms and hotter than hell weather.

Well, we stayed two nights and enjoyed our stay. The dueƱa of the Hotel Alta Vista was knowledgeable and pleasant. Following her advice we checked in at the nearby police station before walking to the Los Tercios Waterfall and received a free escorted tour of the waterfall with the tourist police.

And see more reasons why we liked Suchitoto in the photos below.

Los Tercios Waterfall with Tom from California for a frame of reference. The waterfall, with its hexagonal volcanic columns is pretty cool even when dry.
Suchitoto - El Salvador

From near the waterfall, we had this view of Lake Suchitlan.
Suchitoto - El Salvador

Both nights in Suchitoto we ate pupusa's on the town square, washed down the first night with beer, the second with hot chocolate.
Suchitoto - El Salvador

Suchitoto - El Salvador

And those ever present papas vendors on the square were hard to ignore.
Suchitoto - El Salvador

Suchitoto's Neo-Classical Iglesia.
Suchitoto - El Salvador

And as seen from the roof top terrace of our hotel.
Suchitoto - El Salvador

A bamboo Christmas tree spotted in town.
Suchitoto - El Salvador

And all of the Suchitoto photos are here.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Yumm! Those papas fritas sure look good. I don't suppose they come with mayo, though.

john said...

Kathy, Yes! They come with any combination of ketchup, mayo, hot sauce, and grated cheese - plus a packet of salt. See this photo from La Palma where a side of pickled veggies is also part of the deal: http://www.flickr.com/photos/meckleychina/8268735434/

Kathy said...

John, Well, you can have my ketchup, but cheese as well as mayo sounds interesting. I ate far too many papas fritas without either in SA, though, and need to lose some weight.