This route has been appointed in this way for a period of tranquility that is located in the area, after 12 years of civil war; Since this area was one of the main scenes of great battles. The path of peace is located in the Department of Morazán and includes a varied number of peoples. The Department of Morazán is located in the eastern part of El Salvador; the departmental capital is San Francisco Gotera, which is 167 km from the city of San Salvador.
This route gives the opportunity to meet the contemporary history of El Salvador, the inherited cultural roots of the ancient indigenous inhabitants of Lenca origin. The villages that make up the path to peace have deeply-rooted traditions of settlers ancestors, which can be seen in the daily life of the inhabitants of these villages.
Cannot be overlooked to mention that in the path of peace you can enjoy a pleasant atmosphere of nature, pure air, Crystal streams and springs; In addition, the lush vegetation of the Highlands of Morazán. Below is a brief description of the villages that make up the path of peace.
It has a cool climate and its flora is constituted mainly by pine and oak forest. In language Potón Arambala means: “River of scorpions”. This pre-Columbian village was founded by indigenous Lenca giant squid. This village is ideal for eco-tourism. This town is the inflow of the river Toad, which is characterized by the green color of its waters.
Its main attractive tourism is the Araute River which has a place with hot springs. Its location is just 20 minutes from the population and you can enjoy a cascade of more than 30 meters high.
Its main attractions is the Araute River that has its source in this area. This River is surrounded by lush vegetation. It is a place where birds and butterflies can be seen. Is also a waterfall call “Amaya jump” and the “La Huilisca” Poza
The town is surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation, especially of pine forest. This place is a site of hot springs in its natural state, and is where the birth of the Torola River.
Population of pre-Columbian origin and means in language giant squid “City of the Jadeite” its main attraction is the El Mozote site, is a memorial dedicated to victims of the population of El Mozote were massacred by the army of El Salvador during the civil war.
In Poton language Perquin means “Bases path” or “Path of coals fired”. This place is located in the Museum of the revolution in which are located objects and images on the civil war in El Salvador. Also includes a lookout, from where you can see some places of El Salvador and Honduras.
This town is of Colonial origin. This place is the rio Negro, the Chorrerón; the diamond and the swallows located in river cane waterfalls. All of these sites are in their natural state.
Torola is a population of pre-Columbian origin, inhabited by indigenous Lencas. In language giant squid is interpreted as “Las tres Cabezas”. On this site the site El Moscarron; is located historical place where occurred one of the strong battles during the civil war.
Ancient population influenced by various indigenous groups, the Uluas (ancestors of the Maya) and the Matagalpa. Its name in language Ulua translates “Garden or wall of cocoas” in this population there is a museum where you can know more about the culture and traditions of its indigenous inhabitants. It is at this place where originated the dance “The feathered”, of “Los Negritos” and the “ceremony of fire”
Its main treasure is the cave of the Holy Spirit. It is a cave in which there is a lot of inscriptions of different forms, painted with a red substance. This is considered as the main shows of cave art in El Salvador and which is registered as a national monument.
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Its main attraction are its various workshops where are woven hammocks in silk or cotton thread. Another site that stands out from this population is its cemetery, which continues to draw the attention of all who visit it, since the graves are carved in rock of talpetate; This is possible since the adjacent hills are composed mostly of this material.
In Lenca language means “Valley with crops of tobacco” is famous for the production of black pottery which is achieved through the help of a natural dye that gives the black color to eat them them, pots, jars, etc. This technique was inherited from their ancestors, Lencan. Also the Association of indigenous Lencas kept alive the tradition of the dances of “Los Negritos” and “La Yeguita”, which recalls the battles at the time of the Spanish conquest.