El Cuco is a small city, in El Salvador, near the South-Eastern Boarder of El Salvador. El Cuco is know for their beautiful beaches!
Las Flores Resort
This hotel features 15 ocean-view guest rooms with modern architecture and progressive design!
Las Flores Resort
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El Salvador International
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
First Tourist Attraction!
San Salvador Layover Tour!
A 4 to 6 hour layover tour of San Salvador and El Boqueron National Park. Explore the city and check out landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral. Visit El Boqueron, the volcano that is a symbol of the city, also you can walk the trails around the volcano and get a look at the crater.
Total Cost: $42.99
Second Tourist Attraction!
Guajoyo River Rafting!
You can have fun on your 6-hour private rafting tour on the Guajoyo River from San Salvador! Enjoy a fun, easy river-rafting adventure suitable for all experience levels. Admire views on the El Salvador countryside as you navigate the river with a guide. Join in on optional activities such as: rope crossing and bridge jumping along the way. This fun adventure includes safety training and all necessary equipment.
Total Cost: $97.99
Third Tourist Attraction!
El Salvador Fly Boarding!
With your 1 hour adventure
of Fly Boarding, you can
experience fun in the sun, on
one of El Salvador's beautiful
Fun Fact: Leonardo DiCaprio
been Fly Boarding in Spain
Total Cost: $125.00
First Historical Attraction!
San Salvador Sightseeing!
Private full-day city sightseeing tour of San Salvador. View monuments and residential neighborhoods on a route to the historical city center. Take a private tour of the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and National Theater with an informative local guide.
Total Cost: $28.99
Second Historical Attraction!
Historical Bike Tour!
Check out San Salvador's Historic Zone during this cycling-based sightseeing trip! Explore more than 400 historic buildings of the city's colonial core. Discover key historic landmarks like the former Presidential House and the La Libertad Square. Enjoy a more intimate city experience as you get out of the car to explore by bike!
Total Cost: $15.00
Third Historical Attraction!
Tazumal is the most important and extensively restored Maya site in El Salvador. While the Tazumal ruins are very important for El Salvador they pale in comparison to those in neighboring countries. The site is part of the large archaeological zone of Chalchuapa. Although close together, the individual groups have been given separate names and are treated as separate Maya cities.
13.7942° N, 88.8965° W
Wet season: Invierno
Dry Season: Verano
90-91 Degrees Fahrenheit
Most of the people who live in El Salvador live on the Central Plateau. There dominant religion is Roman Catholic, and their society is made up of 90% "Mestizo" which are half European and half Indian blood, 9% white, and the remaining 1% are the true blood American Indian. The local Spanish vernacular is called Caliche. Another fun fact about the people there is that their physical activities consist of football(soccer), and fly boarding!
El Salvador has an area of 21,040 sq km. It is bounded by Houndras on the north and east side and the Pacific Ocean on the Northwest side by Guatemala.
El Salvador is a land of once-fertile upland plains. The first region is on the hot, narrow pacific belt. The second region is the central plateau between two mountain ranges. The third region is the Lempa river valley.
In 2001, El Salvador replaced the Salvadorian coin with the US Dollar as its official currency.
The exchange rate is for every
Salvadorian Coin it is 8.75 U.S
1st Recipe Pastel De Tres Leches
The famous cake of three milks, pastel de tres leches is believed to have originated in Nicaragua. It has become very popular throughout Central America and is becoming more and more common in the United States. Soaking the cake in three kinds of milk gives it a rich, dense quality, almost like a cheesecake.
Flour -- 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder -- 1 teaspoon
Unsalted butter, room temperature -- 1/2 cup
Sugar -- 3/4 cup
Eggs, room temperature -- 5
Vanilla -- 1/2 teaspoons
Whole milk, Sweetened, condensed milk -- 1 cup
Evaporated milk -- 2/3 cup
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease and flour an 8x11-inch baking pan.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Reduce mixer speed to medium-low and add the eggs one at a time, allowing each one to get incorporated before adding the next. Finally add the vanilla and continue beating until foamy.
Remove the bowl from mixer and fold in the sifted flour until it is well incorporated.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 30 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Pierce cake all over with a fork, toothpick or skewer. Mix the whole, sweetened, condensed, and evaporated milk together and pour the mixture over the whole cake.
Refrigerate cake for anywhere from 2 to 8 hours, or until liquid is completely absorbed and cake is well chilled.
Beat the cream, sugar and vanilla together until the cream holds soft peaks. Frost the cake with the whipped cream and serve. Because of the milk ingredients, pastel de tres leches is perishable.
Second Recipe Salsa Roja
Salsa roja, a simple yet flavorful Salvadoran cooked tomato sauce, is often served alongside chips!
Olive oil -- 3 tablespoons
Onion, chopped -- 1/4 cup
Garlic, chopped -- 1 clove
Serrano or jalapeño chile pepper, chopped -- 1
Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped -- 2 cups
Dried oregano -- 2 teaspoons
Salt and pepper -- to taste
Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium flame. Add the onion, garlic and chile and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
Stir in the tomatoes and oregano and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool a bit.
Puree the tomato sauce in a blender until smooth, adding a little water if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir in cilantro if using and serve.
Third Recipe: Chismol!
Chismol, or chirmol, is the name of a simple fresh vegetable salsa that is popular in many of the countries of Central America, especially Honduras and El Salvador.
Tomatoes, seeded and chopped -- 2 medium
Red onion, finely chopped -- 1
Green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped -- 1
Cilantro, chopped -- 1/4 cup
Lime, juice only -- 1 medium
Salt -- to taste
Oil -- 1 tablespoon
Toss the tomatoes, onion, peppers and cilantro together in a non-reactive bowl. Then stir in the lime juice, salt to taste and the oil.
Served chilled or at room temperature.
Why I choose El Salvador?
I choose El Salvador for many reasons, but one of the main reason is that not many people have heard of El Salvador. I thought it would be very interesting expirence to learn abouta country with a culture such as El Salvador. A reason I choose El Cuco/ San Salvador to be some of the main cities I visit, was because San Salvador is the capital, and El Cuco is one of the best places in the country for relaxing on the beach. I have really enjoyed learning about this country and its culture and maybe visit it sometime in the future!
What I liked or dislikes about my country?
My country incorporated many things to my liking while learning about it's culture and way of life. A reason I liked my country was that the culture was something I do not learn about every day and it was a very fun experience. A reason I disliked my project was that it is a very small country and it did not have many opinions to choose from when picking things to do and places to say. But I have to say over all, I very much enjoyed my project, and would like to learn more about its history!