El Salvador

If you are thinking to visit Central America, El Salvador has many tourist destinations where you can pass your good time with your loved ones. The country is a part North America bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest which lies between Honduras and Guatemala.

About El Salvador

El Salvador covers in around 21,040 square kilometers area. It is the smallest country in the Central America. The country is divided into fourteen sections known as Departments. It contains 14 lakes, 25 volcanoes and 4 major cities which are divided in Central, East and West including San Salvador, the capital of country in central region, San Miguel in the east and Santa Ana in the west. You can make your plans to visit different cities of El Salvador in advance. Scheduling your time will give more options to travel El Salvador’s most of the places.

Knowing the climate of El Salvador will also help you to make your plans. Even you can buy necessary cloths according to the weather condition. The country has a tropical climate and from May to October there is a rainy season, and from November to April there is a dry season. So, ensure to pack your luggage with required things so that you will not suffer from any difficulty in a new place.

Major Attractions

There are plenty of tourist destinations in El Salvador including Parque Nacional Cerro Verde, San Miguel beaches and Parque Nacional El Imposible where you can travel and pass your good time. El Salvador’s countryside is breathtaking with mountains and volcanoes to see the fabulous sights. Many organizations that are environmental-friendly promote country’s eco-tourism. Apart from them, you can also visit to forests, secluded beaches which are scattered around the country.

A properly maintained national park is situation at Bosque El Impossible in the west. There is a quaint fishing village and a forest Montecristo Cloud with great hospitality. In La Isla de Mendez, you can also travel Remove coconut islands. There many tourists visit in most of the seasons to have a good time with their family and friends. Even you can think of Isla de Olomega in San Miguel which is a well-known eco-tourism place with attractive Isla El Cajete in Isla Meanguera, Conchagua, Isla Teopan, Sonsonate, Conchaguita, Isla San Sebastian, and Isla Conejo.

You should also consider the colonial towns of Suchitoto, Juayua, Panchimalco and Apaneca with the Mayan sites of Tazumal, Joya de Ceren and San Andres. If you love to view artworks, on-side museum is the best place to know about the Pipil culture. San Salvador, the capital has many restaurants reflecting popular seafood of El Salvador. Tourists also enjoy the nightlife and shopping in the city.

What You Can Do

  • Surfing in El Salvador is famous in the world. North American tourists keep on discovering the surfing meccas of El Zonte, La Libertad, El Cuco and El Sunzal. It has converted to a great surf tourism sport in the country and one of the major sources of income.
  • El Salvador has attractive volcanoes for volcano hiking. If you enjoy it, you have lots of scope to pass your memorable moments.
  • The famous Stand Up Paddleboarding at Intipuca Beach.
  • In Playa El Esteron, you can think of Jet skiing, Water skiing, Wake boarding, Para sailing and Tubing.
  • Hot springs and waterfalls.


An official currency of El Salvador is US Dollar. If you want money exchange, consider to visit banks. They are the best places to convert your currency into US Dollar. El Salvador has popular malls in the area (MetroSur – MetroCentro), mainly in San Salvador where number of international stores are established. You can also buy various products from the marketplace, as well as from national and international supermarkets.

In San Salvador, plenty of large shopping malls are available with great cuisine, accessories and international collections. They are usually found in the capital of El Salvador’s upscale suburbs such as Santa Elena and Escalón. Some of these malls are:

  • Plaza Merliot
  • Multiplaza
  • Galerías
  • La Gran Vía

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