In the upper area of Chalatenango, we felt in a different place away from the city and its natural beauty is full of interesting experiences. The cool climate, forests, beautiful landscapes, mountains, rivers, a culture that has endured over the years, the flora and fauna of the region invite the national and foreign tourist to want to stay in a natural paradise.
The upper area of Chalatenango are several tourist destinations, among them we have: Cerro El Pital with 2,800 MASL , is the highest point in El Salvador, Cerro Miramundo, located at a height of 2,400 MASL and with temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius, offers us breathtaking views and hostels where we can stay with family or friends and enjoy a rich bonfire in a cold climate.
In Las Pilas, we found Finca Agroturistica Casa Grande, an area of 5 squares with an ecotourism concept with ducks, pelibueyes, horses, peacocks, farm animals, besides the own fauna of the region. An ideal place to forget the stress of everyday life. 10 km NE from the head of the City of San Ignacio, we can enjoy of the Río Sumpul, qwhich serves as a geographical boundary between the republics of El Salvador and Honduras. Crosses the Salvadoran municipalities of La Palma, San Fernando, Dulce Nombre de María, La Laguna, El Carrizal, Ojos de Agua, Nueva Trinidad, and Las Flores, all from the department of Chalatenango.
The people of the Upper Area of Chalatenango, have taken the maximum advantage to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers, suitable for the cold climate of the area. Among them are strawberries, peaches, blackberries, apples, plums, pomegranates, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, onions, potatoes, radishes, spinach, cartridges, orchids, hydrangeas, sunflowers, among many others.
Due to the cultivation of peach, which is a grateful fruit that occurs in the area, it is held in Rio Chiquito, the peach festival. Farmers sell peach products such as marmalade, wine, frozen, sorbet, fruit and paella. It is a family event where you can safely enjoy the products and traditions of the Zona Alta.