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El Salvador - Country Quickfacts


  • Cathedral in San Salvador
  • Men playing checkers on the main square of Santa Ana
Area:  21,044 km2
Capital: San Salvador
Country Code: 503
Country Population: 6,290,420
Credit Cards: Major credit cards accepted in tourist areas: Visa, Master Card. American Express is not widespread. Smaller shops may add a service charge to your bill
Currency: United States Dollar
Departure Tax: $32USD Buried within airline fares.
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 115 V
Ethnic Groups:  Mestizo 86%; White/Caucasian 12%; Native American 1%
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Location:  Western Central America
Official Language(s): Castilian
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Agnostic, Jehova Witness
Time Zone: CST (UTC -6)
Tipping: Tipping is at your discretion. A charge of 15% may be added to some restaurant bills.

 


 

El Salvador Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to El Salvador.

Learn about the history and culture of El Salvador, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about El Salvador's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering El Salvador for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our El Salvador tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your El Salvador tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 


 

Book your El Salvador tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing El Salvador tours and experiences. Choose from one of our independent stopover modules and more,  We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to El Salvador.


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