It is sure that you have seen all of that brightly colored paint on wood; keyholders, trivets, napkin holders etc. Well, La Palma is where these items are made. It seems that everyone in town has two jobs and one of them has to do with art. The city is about two hours drive north of San Salvador and about fifteen minutes from the Honduran border. The area is mountainous and cool. The highest point in El Salvador is on a ridge behind the city. I recommend taking a trip up there. The views are magnificent and the other side of the ridge is the verdant cabbage basket of El Salvador. The Hotel La Palma is a good place to stay. About $10.00 per night with hot showers and pleasant rooms. The restaurant at the hotel is fine too. A lot of Salvadorans drive up for the weekends to get out of the heat.