"Ataco" Concepción de Ataco by MalenaN

Concepción de Ataco Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 62 photos

Concepción de Ataco is a pretty village along Ruta de Las Flores. Colonial and newer houses are painted in bright colours and some have colourful murals. The streets have cobble stone and there is not much traffic. There is a central square where it is nice to sit in the shade for a while watching people. Around the square you will find the church, the municipal building, a few cafés and a tourist information. I didn’t see the tourist information, but maybe it is just open during weekends. In the village there are also some nice restaurants and souvenir shops, and there is a small market.

I visited Ataco during the week and as far as I could see I was the only tourist there at the moment. During weekends Ataco gets more visitors, but not as many as Juayúa (another town along Ruta de Las Flores). Juayúa has got the food festival, but Ataco is more charming.

Ruta de Las Flores is the name of the road between Sonsonate and Ahuachapán. This mountain road has got its name because of the natural beauty and cool climate. In this area a lot of coffee is cultivated and there are also plant nurseries. Besides Ataco there are four more small charming towns along the road; Apaneca, Juayúa, Salcoatitán and Nahuizalco.

  • Last visit to Concepción de Ataco: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 24, 2009
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2010 at 3:18 AM

    I love all the colourful houses and shops, especially the opening pic on your 2nd travelogue. A photographer's dream, it seems!

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2009 at 5:02 AM

    Great tips and photos! Ataco certainly looks like a colorful town. Also, your meals look really good -- with very reasonable prices!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Great off the beaten path town, Malena. Love how you went through a bookstore to get a meal too.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2009 at 5:49 AM

    You were lucky to find that hostal and also some places to eat! The bus prices are very reasonable. Concepción de Ataco looks like a nice little place from your Travelogue photos. I love exploring Central America too!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Oh, I loved the colourful houses and murals of Concepción de Ataco. The village seems to have a very tranquil feel. And Cipi@Ataco hostel was a great find! Would like to have strawberry crepes in such pleasant ambient as is El Restaurante Boton :)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    great extra-pics in the travelogues, thanks for sharing, Malena !

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