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El Salvador Culture

  • Practice your Spanish
  • El Salvador means "The Savior"
  • Pupusa native food being prepared at street restaurant

Social Conventions

In a somewhat formal country, Salvadoran people often only use first names with close friends and family. Instead, the titles Señor and Señora should be used until instructed otherwise.  Handshaking is the most common form of greeting, and casual clothing is generally accepted throughout the country.



Spanish is the official language of El Salvador, however, there are still some indigenous languages in existence including Nahuatl and Maya. English has widely spoken but not always at a high level.



Approximately 75% of the population of El Salvador follows the Roman Catholic faith.  Protestant and Evangelical churches exist in the country with Islamic, Jewish and Jehovah’s Witness minorities.



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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