Route of the artisans will take you to the north to visit La Palma , 82 kilometers from San Salvador, and 8 kilometers from El Poy, the El Salvador-Honduras border.
La Palma is well-known for its wood crafts and designs in Naïf art, a creation of Salvadoran painter Fernando Llort, who also designed the mosaics of the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador. Llort is one of the most emblematic people that has influenced this municipality, and with his hard work, he taught the villagers the “naïf” art, a technique that basically consists of representing moments of everyday rural life, as well as typical flora and fauna of the place, made in copinol seeds. In most of the houses of La Palma you can find workshops where crafts are made in wood, leather, ceramics, different kinds of seeds, and designs on cotton clothes. Currently, this craft activity is what generates more income and jobs in this town. After you visit one of the shops you will have the time to do your own handcraft. Free time to lunch.
On route you will visit the Tesak museum,the best private museum in the country with a large collection of Maya and other prehispanic cultures, you will also learn how this ONG helps to work with children from the rea so they can appreciate El Salvador’s rich culture and traditions.
Operates : Monday to Saturday
Tour starts : 830am From main hotels at Escalon, San Benito, Ciudad merliot or Our offices at Paseo Escalon Condominio Balam Quite1a
One person $ 175
Two Person $ 90 ea
Three or More $ 70 ea
Transfers, guide, admissions,
Terms and conditions :
Free cancellation : Cancel up to 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Small group : Limited to 8 participants or less
Instant confirmation : Live tour guide Spanish, English
This tour is not available for wheel chair ( La palma )