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From charming villages and local markets to breathtaking natural wonders, enjoy El Salvador's landscapes, volcanoes, waterfalls, and pristine beaches.

About El Salvador

El Salvador is a beautiful country with a lot to offer for travellers; with plenty of natural wonders to explore, including cloud forests, volcanoes, and beaches.

In terms of culture, El Salvador has a rich history and vibrant traditions that are worth experiencing firsthand.

Countries neighbouring El Salvador: Guatemala and Honduras.

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Map of El Salvador

Map of El Salvador

El Salvador is a small Central American country that is bordered by Guatemala to the west, Honduras to the north and east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south.

The capital of El Salvador is San Salvador.

El Salvador Overview

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated Central American country, and the only one without a coast on the Caribbean.

El Salvador is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and rich history, making it a popular destination for tourists.

However, the country also faces ongoing challenges such as high levels of violence and political instability.

The country's capital and largest city is San Salvador.

Brief  History

El Salvador has a rich history dating back to pre-Columbian times, with evidence of human habitation dating back over 4,000 years.

The area was later colonised by the Spanish in the 16th century and gained independence in 1821.

El Salvador has experienced significant political and economic challenges over the years, including a civil war that lasted from 1980 to 1992.

However, in recent years, the country has made progress in areas such as reducing poverty and improving infrastructure.


El Salvador's economy is primarily based on agriculture, with coffee and sugar being the country's most significant exports.

The country has also recently adopted Bitcoin as legal tender, becoming the first country in the world to do so.


El Salvador has a diverse population of around 6.4 million people, with a mix of Indigenous, European, and African ancestry.

The official language is Spanish, and the predominant religion is Roman Catholicism.

Tourism in El Salvador

El Salvador is a beautiful country in Central America with a rich history, culture, and stunning natural landscapes.

Visit El Salvador

If you intend to visit El Salvador, here are some travel tips.

Explore the Mayan Ruins

El Salvador is home to several Mayan ruins, including Tazumal, Joya de Cerén, and San Andrés.

Local Cuisine

El Salvador is known for its delicious food, including pupusas (thick corn tortillas filled with cheese, beans, and meat), ceviche (raw fish marinated in citrus juice), and Salvadoran tamales.

Relax on the Beaches

El Salvador is home to some of the best beaches in Central America, including El Tunco, El Sunzal, and La Libertad.

These beaches offer surfing, swimming, and other water activities.

These ruins provide a fascinating insight into the country's ancient history.

Visit the Ruta de las Flores

This scenic route takes you through charming towns and villages with colourful houses, beautiful gardens, and artisan shops selling handmade crafts.

Mayan El Salvador

The Maya inhabited western El Salvador well before the arrival of the Spanish.

Although not as well known as Palenque, Mayapan, Copan, Tikal, or Chichen Itza, many Mayan ruins have been uncovered in El Salvador, including huge limestone pyramids.

San Salvador

San Salvador is a vibrant city with a lot to see and do.

Map of San Salvador

Map of San Salvador

The capital of El Salvador is situated on the Ace Chaute River, in the central part of the country; near San Salvador Volcano.

Since the Spanish established themselves here in 1528, San Salvador has been hit by several earthquakes and the community suffered during the civil war in the 1980s.

The destroyed colonial buildings have been replaced by modern buildings and plazas.

Visiting San Salvador

Visit the National Palace, the Cathedral of San Salvador, and the National Museum of Anthropology to learn about the country's history and culture.

Lake Ilopango and the port city of La Libertad are nearby.

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Where to Stay in San Salvador

Hotels in San Salvador.

Santa Ana

The Santa Ana Volcano, in western El Salvador, is the highest point in the country and has been the source of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The city is the second largest in El Salvador and lies to the north of the volcano with the same name, in area rich in coffee.

The cathedral at Santa Ana still stands, and you can also visit ruins of the ancient city of Chalchuapa.

San Miguel

Situated in east El Salvador, at the foot of San Miguel and Chinameca volcanoes, San Miguel has many Spanish colonial buildings and an 18th century cathedral.

Local attractions include Altos de la Cueva, Chaparrastique Volcano, El Capulin, and La Laguna de Aramuaca.

Where to Stay in San Miguel

Comfort Inn Real San Miguel

Comfort Inn Real San Miguel

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Located at the heart of the entertainment and financial district of the city, the hotel is close to the Metrocentro, San Miguel's large shopping mall with more than 100 stores and entertainment venues.

The Comfort Inn Real San Miguel features two restaurants. The three-meal restaurant offers free buffet breakfast and also serves lunch and dinner. At Tequilas Bar and Botanas, you will enjoy an array of Mexican dishes, handmade cocktails and a variety of tequilas.

Hotels in San Miguel.

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