Frommer's Nicaragua and El Salvador (Frommer's Complete) by Charlie O'Malley

By Charlie O'Malley

El Salvador's Pacific Coast is known for its first-class browsing. See bankruptcy 18 for the place to seize the simplest waves.

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The Pacific dry forest is home to hardy species of thorny shrubs that lose their leaves in the high season and burst into flower in April and May. Higher up, the landscape is dominated by pines, oaks, and evergreens. ), the flora becomes lusher, with orchids, mosses, and ferns all growing abundantly on giant trees. Forest animals are predominantly nocturnal. When they are active in the daytime, they are usually elusive and on the watch for predators. Birds are easier to spot in clearings or secondary forests than they are in primary forests.

The northeastern landmass, the highlands, and the Atlantic lowlands, together make Nicaragua the largest country in Central America, approximately the size of 2 T H E L AY O F T H E L A N D El Salvador is the only country in Central America with no Atlantic coast, tucked as it is beneath Guatemala and Honduras. At 21,000 sq. km (8,108 sq. miles), it is also the smallest country in the region, roughly the size of New Jersey and is somewhat dwarfed by its neighbors. ), and from here the landscape descends dramatically onto a broad, brown-colored coastal plain towards the coast.

In the highlands, you’ll find more beef on the menu in the form of caldos (stews) served with yucca (manioc root or cassava in English), along with chicken dishes— just don’t be too surprised if your chicken comes with the feet still attached. Everywhere you will find corn-based treats like tamales (stuffed cornmeal patties wrapped and steamed inside banana leaves), along with patacones (fried green plantain chips), often served streetside. Nacatamales are banana leaves stuffed with cornmeal, pork, potato, and onion.

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