It is located about 15 km from San Salvador. Quezaltepeque is a modern city that has a little bit of everything, from shops, restaurants to swimming spots.
The word Quezaltepeque is a Nahuatl word meaning hills of quetzal. A quetzal is a bird that used to live around the area of Quezaltepeque. High levels of deforestation made the bird to migrate to other areas.