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USULUTAN SAN MIGUEL
S a n d r a _ y a m i _ @ h o t m a i l . c o m
School of arts and sciences
Bachelor Degree in English
Lic. Francisco Javier Andrade
By: Sandra Yamilethh Herrera
The magazine will take you through the journey of all the east of our
Country, the beauty of their beautiful states as Usulutan,
San Miguel, La Union.
Usulutan shows you its outstanding tourist places where locals
and foreigners for its incomparable beauty all come to visit Alegria's
contest winner Pueblos Vivos this place is full of nature and its people ...
In this place there is a wide variety of nurseries and all perform Sunday
food festival. Also, Jaquilisco the Bay is found , and the triumph Docked His famous
Malecon where you can taste the most delacious seafood and a friendly atmosphere.
And his extravagant beach El Espino.
San Miguel has a wide variety of sites which you can visit on the weekends even to his
days of weeks also has its plate El Cuco attractive as its wonderful cathedral where all
Catholics migueleños visit.
The Union owns a pleasant tropical climate where the tourist has a wide gain of places
to visit such as: Beaches, The Volcano Conchagua.
The Conchagua park where all weekends meet its inhabitants to enjoy the famous
“pupusodromo” and cuisine as one of the winners of the contest Pueblos Vivos
Golfo de Fonseca… An island
By: Sandra Yamileth Herrera
The Union is a city with many costal
Beauties that attract the attention of
international and domestic tourists, the
Gulf of Fonseca point where the
countries of Honduras and Nicaragua
meet, where we can see different islands,
migratory birds and the warmth of the
people that opens its doors for this
natural that only this city can offer.
What to do in the Gulf of Fonseca?
Each island has its own appeal and
You can do any kind of activity,
Such as: beach soccer, night fishing,
scuba diving, hiking and know very
typical dishes of each island.
It is also considered one of the best natural harbors in the world and that is, the Gulf of
Fonseca has been for years one of the best destinations to enjoy the best beaches of our
When you are at the Gulf of
Fonseca you are
disconnected from daily
activities, no phone coverage
of any company, only you
enjoy the peace and quiet of
Visiting the Gulf of
Fonseca is falling in
love with the incredible
views you have,
beaches and a variety of
vegetation, birds and
fish to know, even in
El Zacatillo there is a
It can be reached via the port of La Union, in boats to each of the islands, being them
Zacatillo, Conchaguita, Meanguera Gulf and Martin Perez the most prominent.
The naval base is located in the Puerto de la Union; therefore, the Naval Force patrols
are constant, providing peace and security for all residents and tourists in the area.
Puerto El Triunfo.
By: Yeny Elizabeth Machado.
Located in Usultan deparment of El Salvador it has 60% of salty water, the area
includes the Bay of Jiquilisco, in which lie the islands of Espiritu Santo, Madresal,
Peninsula and San Juan del Gozo Corral de Mulas.
The people of Puerto El Triunfo are engaged in agricultural activities such as the
production of coconut, grains, fruits, sugar cane and livestock, due to they remain on
the sea they are engaged in fishing and shellfish extraction well known as curiles;
between commercial activities have retail shops and a wide variety of stalls selling fish
The Malecon is the tourist area of the city, from this place has a beautiful view of the
woods salty "mangroves", you can also take a short walk in the old docks or take a trip
by boat to the various islands or restaurants floating on the beach..
A beautiful architectural structure of the city is the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, its
facade is old but its interiors, the main altar, ceiling and floors are quite modern,
Puerto El Triunfo festivity celebrates 10 to May 23 in honor of the same patron saint,
Our Lady of Fatima. Another important festival is the Fisherman's Feast, held on
October 24 in honor of St. Raphael the Archangel, in which it takes a journey with the
image of the employer by the waters of the bay, which bind many boats in procession.
To get to Puerto El Triunfo you can do it for the Coastal Highway, before reaching
Usulután which is located on the left, to get access to this city, you must pass before
Jiquilisco, the road is in good condition.
Visit Puerto El Triunfo in the Department of Usulután, take a boat trip to the islands,
enjoy its seafood and other delicious dishes, sightseeing in its area of fisheries of the
department of Usulután…
Should be noted that until now the Malecon of Puerto El Triunfo is the winner of
By: Yeny Elizabeth Machado.
He is Mr. Nelson Rodriguez, He lives in the city of
Usulután, and during his childhood was working
with his father; he went to work in neighboring
municipalities: Berlin, Santiago De Maria, Santa
During the past 33 years has been devoted exclusively to work as a watchmaker and
since 11 years ago works with the local city hall, to give worth to report local clock
repair and clock since this presents no problem
He is full of satisfaction, very happy and happy to be commissioned to mark the time
every day.He thinks that apart from being an honest job, that is the work that makes
me proud because that is how he has brought up her children, all the days he starts at
5:00 AM and gives maintenance to the clock. Nelson Rodriguez is a hardworking
man. It is because of him that we all hear the melody Usulutecos local clock every 15
mints through their bells.
SAN JOSE DE LA FUENTE.
By: Gerson Emmanuel Chavez
San Jose de la Fuente is a village located in the east part of the country of La Unión
Department; this village has an extention of 45,16 km2 and was founded in 1874 as
a town and became in a village in 1955, on March 15 to 20 and November 25 to 26 are
San José de la Fuente has become an attractive place around the country year by year,
this place is so far of the city noise, and the weather is always great, it is a quiet place
to enjoy the landscape walking by the streets or relax whit your family or friends at
the central park eating the well-known pupusas.
One of the attractive place is the “The historical natural park in Honor to the Capitan
Guillermo Reinaldo Cortéz” this park was founded in the honor of the Captain Cortéz,
the folklore said that he was fighting the war called “La Guerra de las Cien Horas” in
1969 against Honduras, he destroyed the Toncontin Airport and then, he was
ambushed by enemies who followed and reached him at El Amatillo border, they shot
and damaged the plane; he was injured and had the opportunity to save his life
jumping in a parachute, but he thought of the people who live at the town, and the plane
was falling over the village, he made a movement avoiding crush on the village. After
that, he became as a national hero and every year is celebrated in July 16th in a civic
day and died defending our country.
Another attraction is “El museo de antigüedades” located on the town’s first house. The
museum owner is Mario Alfredo Cruz; He has so many antiques objects dating from
18th century. He has collected the antiques around the country and beyond, and now
he offers the opportunity to visit and enjoy the things that are there. San José has also
“El mirador del Cerro de la Cruz” the people who visit this place can go and enjoy
taking a walk to visit “El mirador” that is not so far from the town it’s just take 45
minutes to go there and have a great view to the islands Meanguera and Conchagüita
and others cities around.
In a recent event of “Pueblos Vivos 2010”, San José de la Fuente won the 2nd place
through visitors received in the commemoration day of July 16th; the teenagers were
collecting votes that day and this help them to win the prize. This prize was another
extra point to have more and more tourist in the village, now San José is not an
unknown place. A lot of people come and enjoy the pacific and quiet style that the town
has, and they wish to get back again.
San José de la Fuente is waiting for you
and me, is only 184 km to the Capital city;
it’s a good place to visit and have fun, break
the routine and enjoy San José, and you
will love it!
SANTA ROSA DE LIMA
By: Sandra Herrera
The commercial center and Central Park,
The Catholic Church, San Sebastian
Minerals, and Panoramic View of The
The municipality covers an area of
128.56 km ² and the header has an
altitude of 90 meters. The festivities are
celebrated in the month of August in
honor of Santa Rosa de Lima. The
city is one of the largest commercial
centers in the eastern part of the
country and its influence reaches into
CATHOLIC CHURCH OF SANTA
ROSA DE LIMA.
A city known, positioned and
valued for its variety and
quality in shopping.
The municipality is divided into 8
country-sides, which are: El Algodon,
La Chorrera, Pasaquinita, Copetillo, Las
Piñas, San Sebastian and Las Cañas.
This municipality is located in the
department of La Union, bounded as
follows: North by Anamorós, south by
Bolivar and San Jose, the East by El
Sauce and Pasaquina, west by Sociedad
Morazán Department. This town is
surrounded by numerous streams and
rivers. The population is 28,986
MINES OF SAN SEBASTIAN Santa Rosa
de Lima is also known for the purchase and
sale of gold, which comes from the mines of
The Carnival of San Miguel
By: Gerson Emmanuel Chavez.
San Miguel City is the capital of the department of San Miguel, located in the eastern
part of the country, is only 138 km to San Salvador. San Miguel City has an
extension of 593, 98 km² and was founded as a city in 1586. San Miguel City is the
most popular cities in El Salvador after Santa Ana, and it’s the third most important
San Miguel City has so many and historical infrastructures; one the most known is
the Cathedral of "Nuestra Señora de la Paz", its construction began in 1862 and was
finished a century later, in 1962. Francisco Gavidia Theater is also another
representative build of San Miguel
City. Parque Guzman and Palacio
But there is a reason because San
Miguel City is well-known and is
visited for many national and
international tourists, and its most
famous celebration is “El Carnaval de
San Miguel”. This event became to
San Miguel year by year as an
important city in our country,
promoting the tourism to El
But in 1959, the festivities were to change
and took a different course, Dr. Miguel
Félix Charlaix became in the Department
Governor of San Miguel, who noticed the
insolation by the people to the
celebrations; and decided that the concerts
took place in the street of the city, that
was the beginning of a great celebrations
that would come later. Two years after the
carnival beginning, it became more
international with the visit of the
president of Guatemala in that time, was
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes and the five
representatives beauty of each country of
Year by year, the carnival has gotten
more popularity to San Miguel and also
to El Salvador, until becomes to “El
carnival de San Miguel” in the most
representative carnival in Central America. Nowadays, people from North America and
around the world, come to San Miguel to enjoy the great carnival that every last
Saturday of November take place in the beautiful city of San Miguel, also named “La
Perla de Oriente”.
The song of “El carnaval de San Miguel” was created by Paquito Palaviccini; and the
most known part says: Ni pobre, ni rico, ni joven, ni viejo, ni bello, ni feo, ni chele, ni
prieto, ni hembra, ni macho, ni alto, ni bajo, todo es igual en San Miguel, en Carnaval.
That’s mean that does not matter where you are or where are you from, just come and
have fun here in “El carnaval de San Miguel” , that it’s waiting for you, and the best
is that it is Free!!!
The Espino Beach.
By: Yeny Elizabeth Machado.
The Espino beach is located in the department of Usulután, this is one of the most
beautiful beaches of El Salvador, this beach has more than 8 kms of gray sand, where
tourists can walk on the sand and appreciate the beautiful view of the palm trees and
luxurious cabins that it has.....
by many is considered the best beach in Central America, Its main attraction is
precisely that it hasa large area, is the ideal place to spend unforgettable moments
where you can also practice different kinds of sports ....
On this beach there are dozens of fishermen who are responsible for day to day the
distribution of artisanal fisheries, they themselves do boat rides around and when time
allow it. They even travel more than two hours visiting half a dozen islands, the Gulf
of Fonseca and Jaquilisco Bay, among other routes.
The Espino beach is a natural treasure of the country. With living creatures and it is
also a resource that sustains life and economy of thousands of families across the bay.
It´s attractions here are the delicious seafood, where all the tourists come to taste fishes,
shrimps and rich Cocktails of Shells.
By: Sandra Yamileth Herrera
The festivities take place on 14 and August 15 in honor of
St. Sebastian, Currently held from 14th to August 15th.
Within the program of the festivities include:
bullfighting, rodeo, piñatas bankruptcy, recreational
and traditional games, dance parties, burning
gunpowder, football tournaments and election of the
queen of the festivities.
The most famous traditional food of the
municipality is: Rice bold, enchiladas with grated
cheese and black beans, banana cream, honey and
coffee chilate bread. For the eve of the fairs it is a
customary to give chuco snack and sweet porridge, bread
Museum of the Revolution
Museum homages the
Heroes and Martyrs.
The Museum of the
Homage to the Heroes
and Martyrs was
founded in December
1992 in the town of
Perquin, Morazán, by a
group of guerrillas. This
place has an authentic
history of the 12 years of
armed conflict in El
Salvador through the collection of objects, documents, images, information and
testimonies of historical moments related to the civil war that lived El Salvador during
The museum is divided into five different rooms, designed to recreate the causes of war:
life in the camps, international solidarity, conventional weapons and peace
agreements and Radio Venceremos.
The latter is located in the place from where the radio signal transmitted guerrilla
during much of the conflict. The museum also shows the remains of bombs, missiles,
helicopters which killed Colonel Domingo Monterrosa Atlacatl
Battalion Commander during the massacre of
El Mozote, and others of the staff of the East.
Perquín The hill is 1321 meters to the top of
which can be reached in about 10 minutes
through the trails, appreciate the natural beauty
of this mountainous area and have a
panoramic view of the city and
surrounding Perquín. On this hill you can
camp safely and administrators to provide
surveillance in the area.
Perquín Stream is located 25 minutes from the old
town of Perquín up to the Poza del Indio, La Poza del
Finado Adam and other ponols nearby. During the
tour, you can appreciate a beautiful embroidered pine
trail and observe the various species of flora and fauna
that inhabit the area.
The cuco Beach
By: Yeny Elizabeth Machado.
La Playa El Cuco is one of the most visited beaches in seasons and holidays by
tourists that is why it is the favorite beach of many, the refreshing wave’s ideal for
surfing, is terrace. Ideal go with family and get away from the noise of the city,
allows the gentle surf swimming and fishing… And its beautiful gray sand that
allows sports such as beach soccer and is also characterized by deep blue sky that
One of its attractions is the abundant trade, especially seafood and salty fish drying
in the sun on bamboo tables rustic....
In The Cuco there is a wide gastronomic
offer in restaurants and small dining
rooms with freshly collected seafood
specialties from the sea...
In The Cuco beach is tradition
that every week saintly celabra a
festival called lunada, where
most of all are the youth who
attend the feast in the light of the
moon and near the sea...
The Cuco beach is located in the
department of San Miguel and is
only 30 minutes from the city.
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