Acajutla, El Salvador

Acajutla is a seaport and municipality in Sonsonate Department, El Salvador. The town is located on the Pacific Coast of Central America and is El Salvador's principal seaport. The city lies several miles east of San Salvador, capital of the republic of El Salvador. From here you can visit Chalchuapa, home to the Mayan ruins of Tazumal.

Acajutla is a small town which is popular for its beautiful beaches. Los Cabanos beach in the Port of Acajutla is popular with divers and surfers. Other attractions include deep sea and reef fishing, canopy tours of the forests of Apaneca and trips to the Izalco Volcano, located 34 kilometres inland from Acajutla.

Things to See & Do

* Mayan ruins of Tazumal
* Los Cabanos Beach
* Izalco Volcano
* Canopy tour of Apaneca forests

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - Spanish
Population – 525,000 approx (Sonsonate)
Land Area - 1,226 km2 (Sonsonate)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 503

Port Location – The port of Acajutla is located on the outskirts of the city of Acajutla.

Travel Links – Acajutla can be accessed via El Salvador International Airport, located about 50km from San Salvador.

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