Come and discover with us

the east of our country.

Enjoy your adventure!!






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


Sandra Herrera.


Yeny Machado.

Sandra Herrera.


Yeny Machado.


Sandra Herrera.

Yeny Machado.


Gerson Chavez.


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

beautiful country.

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

the beaches.


Visiting the Gulf of

Fonseca is falling in

love with the incredible

views you have,

beautiful isolated

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

Pueblos Vivos....



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.



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

the festivities.

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!



By: Sandra Herrera

Cultural Attraction:

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

neighboring Honduras.




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



de Lima is also known for the purchase and

sale of gold, which comes from the mines of

San Sebastian.


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

Salvadorian city.

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

Municipal also.

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

Central America.

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

and coffee.


Museum of the Revolution

Salvadoran Revolution

Museum homages the

Heroes and Martyrs.

The Museum of the

Salvadoran Revolution,

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 eighties.

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.


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.

Cerro Perquín.

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.

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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