Ahuachapán, El Salvador – Noé Edgardo Torres, a Salvadoran residing in Los Angeles, California, has made a significant investment in his hometown of Ahuachapán. With a total investment of $5 million, Noé Torres is currently constructing an ecological theme park called “Termales de la Montaña” (Mountain Springs) in the El Barro canton. The project aims to contribute to the economic development of the region and generate employment opportunities. Torres expects the park to be ready for public opening by September of this year.
“Termales de la Montaña” covers an extensive area of 10 acres, encompassing lush forests and abundant thermal and volcanic springs. Carlos Alvarenga, the project’s advisor, revealed that the development will be executed in two phases. The first phase includes the construction of seven pools, some of which will be filled with thermal waters, a restaurant area, accommodation cabins, an events hall, recreational spaces, a traditional cuisine area, nature trails, and even a tilapia fish farm.
The second phase of the project envisions the construction of a heliport to promote aerial tourism in the area. Alvarenga expressed his ambition to offer a variety of alternative tourism experiences to both domestic and foreign visitors. “Our resort is located in an area rich in volcanic springs and thermal waters with medicinal properties, ensuring that tourists feel comfortable and relaxed,” Alvarenga stated.
He further emphasized that the secure legal and social environment in El Salvador has encouraged them as entrepreneurs to invest in the country. “Security is crucial for more Salvadorans to come and invest; this is the moment to drive development,” Alvarenga pointed out.
In support of Torres and to facilitate the necessary procedures and permits from government institutions to consolidate the investment, Salvador Gómez Góchez, President of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (Proesa), along with experts from the Salvadorans Abroad Directorate (Salex) and municipal authorities, visited the project site.
“We are working collaboratively among all government institutions to support various investments coming into the country. On this occasion, we are supporting a fellow Salvadoran who has decided to return from Los Angeles, United States, and invest in a tourism center in his homeland, Ahuachapán,” said Gómez Góchez.
Out of the 195 investment projects initiated by Salvadorans living abroad throughout the country, eight have been successfully executed in the department of Ahuachapán, representing a total investment of approximately $40 million.
The initiative taken by Noé Edgardo Torres stands as a testament to the growing confidence of Salvadorans abroad in the country’s security and economic prospects. With the completion of the “Termales de la Montaña” project, Ahuachapán is set to become an attractive destination for tourists seeking unique and environmentally-friendly experiences, while simultaneously bolstering the local economy and creating employment opportunities for the community.