The smallest and most densely populated country of Central America, El Salvador. Located between Guatemala, Honduras and the pacific coast. At 8000 square miles El Salvador has a wide verity of activities to offer and all within a maximum of a 3 hour’s drive. You can be at the top of the volcano and 45 min later swimming in the ocean.

Before the Spanish conquest, El Salvador was a part of the great Mayan civilization. There are many archeological sites where you can get to know more about the way they were living during those times. Joya de Cerén is one of the sites; a town buried under volcanic ash 1,400 years ago and now on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

In El Salvador the biodiversity contains mangrove forests, swamp forests, lagoons, pine and oak forests, cloud forests and tropical dry forests and has an extending diversity of butterflies, bird species, fish and orchids El Salvador has a volcanic landscape which gives access to a lot of activities on land and water! Like mountain biking trough the cloud forests in Apaneca , hiking up volcanoes of Santa Ana or Izalco, scuba diving in lake Ilopango, fishing at Costa del Sol, kayaking at the mangroves and rafting at Rio Lempa. The beaches in El Salvador are categorized as one of the best to surf, you can surf everywhere but best waves are in La Libertad and El Cuco area.


Getting Here

  • El Salvador has just one airport Comalapa International Airport and for the airline Avianca the hub in Central America coming from United States, Canada, Central and South America.
  • Other airlines: Delta, United Airlines, Continental, American Airlines, Spirit, Copa Airlines, Iberia and Aero Mexico coming from US, Canada, Central America and Spain / Europe
  • Overland you can enter from different boarders from Guatemala depending where you come from, all well connected.
  • From Honduras boarder in the north to cross to Copan and in the west at the Gulf of Fonseca.
  • El Salvador is very accessible over land by car and bus with one of the best and maintained road system in Central America.
  • From Nicaragua you can cross the Gulf of Fonseca by boat , a very scenic 2 hour ride.

 

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El Salvador  Sample Itineraries

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8 days / 7 nights

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22 days / 21 nights

Cultural

23 days / 22 nights

Cultural

5 days / 4 nights

El Salvador  Top Destinations

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Perquin

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Cerro Verde National Park

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Bahia de Jiquilisco

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Eastern Country Beaches

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La Libertad

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Suchitoto

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Valle de Zapotitan

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San Salvador

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