Getting There & Getting Around

Buses coming to Tacuba from around El Salvador first feed into nearby Ahuachapán, where you can then catch bus no. 264 or one of the many buses with TACUBA written across the top. The trip takes 40 minutes and costs 60¢. You'll be dropped off near Tacuba's town square. From San Salvador to Ahuachapán, take bus no. 202 ($1.10; 2 1/4 hr.); from Santa Ana to Ahuachapán, take bus no. 210 (50¢; 1 1/4 hr.); and from Sonsonate to Ahuachapán, take bus no. 249 ($1; 2 hr.).

From San Salvador, you can drive Carretera Panamericana (the Pan-American Highway) in the north or CA-8 along the Ruta de las Flores in the south to the town of Ahuachapán. In Ahuachapán, look for Parque Concordia and the white church there, where you'll see a sign directing you onto the road for Tacuba. The drive from Ahuachapán takes about 30 minutes.

Tacuba is a very small town, and most everything is within a short walk of the main square.

Visitor Information

Tacuba does not have a tourist office, so the best source of information is local English-speaking guide Manolo Gonzales (see below under Tour Operators) If you speak Spanish, information is also available at Tacuba's Casa de la Cultura (1a Calle Oriente and Av. España, 1 block south of the Alcaldía; tel. 503/2417-4453).

Tacuba -- Tacuba has no banks or ATMs, so bring cash. However, Tacuba's main street, Avenida Cuscatlán Sur, south of the square, offers a few small tiendas and shops with signs reading CIBER, where there are a few Internet-access computer stations.

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