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Siguatepeque

Most know the name Siguatepeque from the shopping center and numerous large restaurants that line CA 5, which serves as the entrance to town. If you head in a couple of kilometers, you will find the center, which is not particularly attractive, apart from two small squares surrounded by bustling shops and cafes. The Spanish founded the city in 1689, though little in the way of colonial features remains.

There are a couple of good accommodations, though, if you are looking to break the journey between Tegus and San Pedro. There's Hotel Plaza San Pablo (tel. 504/2773-4020; www.hotelplazasanpablo.com; L760 double), with 30 clean, modern rooms with private bathrooms and cable TV, just off the park. Also, the new seven-room B&B Hotel Vuestra Casa (tel. 504/2773-0885; www.hotelvuestracasa.com; L800 double), on Boulevard Morazan, is promising.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.