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Chalchuapa, El Salvador
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Small ruin, with good museum. Note that ruins in El Salvador don't compare to Mexico or Guatemala but still fun to visit when travelling from Santa Ana to the Flower route

Reviewed 24 June 2015

This was the last of three ruin sites we visited in one day, and by far the largest. Its size is very impressive and they have a nice little museum next to it with some of the artifacts they have uncovered within it. It also...More

1  Thank hubcap750
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Very different from Joya de Ceren -- the other Mayan ruin site in El Salvador. Outside, nice park. Worthwhile tipping a local guide to get more info. The museum is small but well done. Chalchuapa is famous for its Yucca so stop in at one...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We stayed in Santa Ana and took bus 218 (an adventure ride of its own) to Chalchuapa. From there it is a short walk to the entrance. So far we only saw Monte Ablan in Mexico and were a bit disappointed about the size of...More

1  Thank Sauerkraut-Tofuwurst
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

We had luch in La Pampa restaurant and it had an Amazing view of the Coatepeque lake! ... Also great food

1  Thank pcanasga
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

How many times do you get to walk on ancient Mayan pyramids? When planning our trip to El Salvador, this was on our must do list. I am so glad! The site is beautiful and large! Take the time to walk all the way around...More

1  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 11 March 2015

After you listen to the guide you realize that there so much to discover in that magic place. The museum in the site is not a big deal, but the structures are clean and well maintain. The parking is a little confusing if you go...More

Thank PatriMendoza
Reviewed 16 February 2015

A small site and perhaps you will not be at all impressed but you if you’ve done your research beforehand you won’t be going with the expectation of Tikal, Uxmal or Caracol, which is not surprising as those sites are stunning. But it is a...More

Thank KS&HC
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

While I have visited El Salvador since the 90's I have never had the opportunity to visit any of the ruins found in El Salvador. The site is well kept and safe. There were several European tourists during hate you visit and I found it...More

Thank jessiemvLA
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The most important arqueological site in El Salvador. The main pyramid is about 24 meters of hight. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

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