Tacuba is located in the department of Ahuachapán. Its capital town is Villa de Tacuba, located at the top of a mountain between the rivers of Chilapa and Tacuba or Guayapa, at 16 km west of the city of Ahuachapán; at 700 m ASL. Its population is Pipil descendant and its name means "place of the ball game" in Pipil language.
Tacuba is still home to some indigenous people, considered to be valuable holders of cultural traditions. These towns share their legacy from one generation to the other through their handcrafts, music, dance, language and others.