WHY VISIT EL SALVADOR
The coastline is not very conducive to tourism because of the Pacific Ocean always agitated: surfers, on the other hand, will appreciate it. There are also black sandy beaches on the Costa del Sol, where most of the hotels are located, and cliffs punctuated by some deserted beaches on the Balsamo coast.
In San Salvador, the capital, you can visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Theater, and the all-marble National Palace (seat of government), as well as the church of San Ignacio de Loyola with its beautiful facade. A few kilometers from the city, you will discover the panchos and their preserved traditions, the city of San Sebastian and its renowned fabrics as well as the nearby Ilopango lake where you can practice water sports, the village of Chalchuapa and right next to the Mayan ruins of Tazumal, but also, less renowned, those of Las Victorias, Casablanca, Peme or El Trapiche. The site of Joya de Ceren is registered at UNESCO, there are scenes of Mayan life immortalized after the eruption of the volcano Loma Caldera in the year 600.
In the northeastern part of the country, explore the Monte Cristo National Park with its moist forest covered by hiking trails: the village of Metapan will serve as a base from which to discover a rich natural landscape with amazing animals, Toucans, cougars, spider monkeys, quetzals, otters, ocelots, and punctuated with waterfalls.
To the west, visit the National Park of the Volcanoes: you will discover the volcano Izalco, the youngest, the Cerro Verde, which is no longer active, the Santa Ana, at the foot of which is Lake Coatepeque, in reality, A crater filled with blue water. Many walks are available to you in this area.
Take the Route des Fleurs, which connects through the Sonsonate mountain to Ahuachapan, winding between the coffee plantations which in May splash the landscape of the white flowers of the coffee trees and stop in the small authentic villages in Heart of this country.
WHAT TO SEE IN EL SALVADOR
WHEN TO GO TO EL SALVADOR
The best period to visit El Salvador is from December to March.
The country suffers from a hot subtropical climate, but the altitude of a good part of the country makes it possible to temper the heatwave and the coast alone displays very high temperatures.
The rainy season, also more pronounced on the coast, lasts from May to October, with intense thunderstorms and possible hurricanes.
The dry season is between November and April and is the best time to visit El Salvador, where temperatures range from 20 to 35 ° C.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of El Salvador.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH EL SALVADOR
GENERAL INFORMATION ON EL SALVADOR
health tips & vaccination: Take a treatment against malaria and protect yourself against mosquitoes, which also transmit dengue, especially during the rainy season, and The chikungunya.
local currency: United States dollar
local time zone: GMT-6
electricity: type A and type B (115 V – 60 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN EL SALVADOR
typical food in El Salvador
souvenirs from El Salvador
How are you?: Cómo estás?
Thank you: Gracias
What is your name?: Cuál es su nombre?
How much is it?: Cuánto cuesta?