La Palma located west of the Department of Chalatenango, 82 kms from San Salvador and 8 km from the EL Salvador-Honduras border.
La Palma is famous for its wooden handicrafts and designs in art Naif, a creation of Fernando Llort (who also designed mosaics from the Cathedral in San Salvador). There are dozens of workshops where handicrafts made from wood, leather, ceramics, different kinds of seeds and designs on cotton clothes are made
Besides being famous for its handicrafts, La Palma became the center of world attention in 1984 when President Jose Napoleon Duarte met with rebel guerrilla leaders in an attempt to end the civil war, this was the first talk of peace who was since the beginning of the war in 1980.
This city has hotel infrastructure and restaurants as well as sites where hiking.
La Palma was part of the so-called Royal roads, this being the path to reach Honduras.
Since the early years of independence has been the scene of battles, these national, since they were municipal and governmental forces which fought against the troops of the Francisco Malespín exmandatario well-behaved in both battles Malespín was defeated.
Painted motifs are drawn from everyday life, customs and traditions of peoples Salvadorenos and painted "Naif" style.
It is another artistic attraction in La Palma El Salvador artisans have embodied many of these customs houses walls.
So that just a walk through the streets of La Palma is in itself an artistic attraction.