Santa Rosa de Lima is a city found in the department of La Union, El Salvador. People there are very generous but it is an unorganized place in the matter of speaking about how the stores are made. The city had a rapid burst of growth after Honduras and El Salvador opened their borders to imports and exports, and after free trade agreements that El Salvador has signed. The general view of Santa Rosa de Lima is that its a great place to go shopping and to enjoy life in a place where crime is very rare and to enjoy the natural surroundings.
Santa Rosa de Lima is near the Panamerican Highway, a very safe highway to use.
Santa Rosa de Lima has many geothermal geysers around it. Also you will be able to find ancient buildings and artafacts. When you go to the city you will find many stores with cheap stuff that will cost tons of money out of the city.
Carnavals in Santa Rosa de Lima are in August 25-31. During the carnavals you will find ferris wheels and many other rides
Santa Rosa de Lima is well known for having many stores, but be warned the stores are not like a store you would find in a developed country but more like home-stores. Home-store are peoples homes turned into a store this happened after the opening of borders with Honduras which led to many Hondurans entering the country to buy Salvadorean products which led to many families opening stores all over the place.
In the city you will notice that they sell many familiar clothing you would find in the USA but for more lower prices. For example, a Lacoste shirt will usually cost 40 to 50 dollars, there you will find the same shirt for 5 dollars. If you are going to purchase clothing take cash with you not a credit or debit card since there aren't any card machines.
Once you are in the city you if you are looking for any technological stuff you won't find much in the city, but there are some stores that sell technological stuff.
Once it is afternoon Santa Rosa de Lima turns into a super-restaurant. All the businesses put tables out and start selling food. Like all of El Salvador, Santa Rosa de Lima has a large variety of food. You will find typical foods such as pupusas, tamales, rigua con queso (a new dish), totopostes, and many other dishes. Drinks are also a specialty to the people. They are famous for their orchatas, hand-made lemonade, juices of fruits not found anywhere else in the world, and many other drinks.
If you are looking for something you have seen before you will find Biggest, a burger restaurant,and a newly added Burger King. Many stores sell Coca-Cola, Sprite, Pepsi and many other American drinks. A tip to enjoy the food is to not have much of one but to try all in a moderate measure.
- 1 Hotel El Tejano Amigo (Follow the signs. N of Hwy 18, E of the bus station.). Free Wi-Fi. Cable TV. Air Conditioning. Gated parking with high entrance (our 8ft tall camper van fit with no issues). A room for two with private bath is about $25, but the price is likely negotiable. $25.
The city is a very safe city with very little robbery and other crimes. If you want to stay safe as a family never split up since you might lose contact and get lost. Always stay in places where there is traffic and lots of people. Police are always on the lookout for any suspicious people.