Suchitoto is a small town of only about 6,000 although it often feels smaller. It is a colonial town with character and history. It was nearly deserted during the civil war because this area was hit hard with constant fighting. Over the past 20 years, many residents have returned along with people outside of Suchitoto that have worked to build up the tourism industry. The town is safe and picturesque but hot as hell. As a small town would be, everyone says hello and the night ends around 8 or 9:00 at night.