Atoles are very popular beverages in Central America with roots in Mayan cuisine. They are a sort of thick drink often eaten with a spoon. Atol de elote is based on fresh corn (elote) and has a wonderfully fresh flavor. For ultimate effect, serve it in a bowl made out of a dried calabash gourd. […]

Salvadoran Quesadilla

Unlike the Mexican snack of the same name, Salvadoran quesadilla is a rich, sweet dessert cake often found in localpanaderías, or bakeries. The queso in quesadilla is traditionally unsalted Salvadoran queso fresco, a fresh farmers-type cheese. But Parmesan cheese is often substituted.


Pupusas are incredibly simple and inexpensive to make, requiring little more than masa harina (a form of corn flour) and a stuffing, like cheese or refried beans. Curtido, the accompanying slaw, is a combination of cabbage, carrots, and onions in a vinegary, spicy brine. Traditional curtido is fermented, but the recipe here is simpler, requiring […]

The El Salvador team (CORSATUR and Cotidiana Collective, Inc.) are excited to host our 3rd annual Travel Market, ESTM 2015. The dates for the market are November 8 – 14.  This includes a pre-tour all around the beautiful country of El Salvador and 1 full day travel trade-show in San Salvador. If you are a […]

Coming up in mid-September CORSATUR and Cotidiana are back it with a Roadshow on the East Coast, in Miami, Washington D.C. and New York City. If you are a tourism trade professional or member of the press and are interested in attending our upcoming events, please contact us, subject: Roadshow East Coast.


I was short on time. We had the wrong kind of car. The keys to the four-wheel drive were misplaced. I was hungry, thirsty and hot. The guide had forgotten his torch. And it was getting late.


The well-preserved town of Suchitoto appeals with its slow pace, lake-side surroundings and colonial architecture. By: Gary Singh Inside the Santa Lucia Cathedral in Suchitoto, El Salvador, an orchestrated version of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” emanates from the canned system as a handful of local folk say their prayers. A few Anglo […]

The route snaking its way up to the Boquerón crater, atop the famous San Salvador volcano, is now made of asphalt. These days, restaurants and gated mansions flank the paved road on both sides, but it didn’t used to be this way. During the war, I’m told, this was a dirt path. Nothing was here. Except […]

Through October, visitors to El Salvador’s Beaches can still enjoy the emotional, wondrous experience of releasing newly hatched Sea Turtles with local conservation groups: Who’d like to give it a try? image | David Paul Appell Original article:

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