Suchitoto is a municipality in the Department of Cuscatlan in El Salvador. People have lived there for a long time before the Spanish came. Suchitoto has the place where the Villa of San Salvador was first built in 1528. The site was used for a short time before it was abandoned. During the civil war in El Salvador that lasted from 1980 to 1992, the population of Suchitoto went down from 34,101 people in 1971 to 13,850 people by 1992. But the municipality has continued to grow in recent years. A lot of people go there because it has well-preserved colonial architecture and cobblestone streets that make you feel like you're living in Spain. Tourists are flocking to the small city, which has seen a rise in businesses in the service sector. There are hostels, restaurants, and cafes with beautiful views. As a result of tourism, a lot of arts and cultural spaces have opened up in Suchitoto. These places also offer positive alternatives for young people in the community. As of 2007, the city has a population of 24,786 people. There are 7,654 people living in the urban area and 17,132 people living in the rural areas.