Originally a PipĂl town, Suchitoto was the nationâ€™s capital for 15 years beginning in 1528. Today itâ€™s a quaint colonial town with several tourist attractions along its cobblestone streets and rich in cultural and artistic attractions. The town offers fantastic views of the Lake SuchitlĂˇn and VolcĂˇn Guazapa. Most travelers will be content strolling the streets, especially around the main plaza, but here are some extra highlights:
Casa de Los Mextizos is a cultural center featuring artistic and tourist youth projects.
The Iglesia de Santa LucĂa is a wooden church with interesting stencil work inside and excellent views from its tower.
The Casa Museo de Alejandro Cotto is one of Suchitotoâ€™s many small museums and provides and interesting look at the life of filmmaker Alejandro Cotto.