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  • Sun sets over the Jesus of Sonsonate statue

El Salvador is the smallest country in area in the whole of the Americas but it is also the most densely populated in Central America. Its principal tourist attraction is its natural beauty with its active volcanoes, pristine forests and sparkling lakes. The country can be divided into the mountain ranges and the coastal plain bordering the Pacific Ocean. Wildlife abounds here with 500 bird, 1000 butterfly, 400 orchid and 800 tree species.

The capital, San Salvador, bustles with energy with its wide avenues and boulevards. It is the 2nd largest city in Central America and lies in a valley surrounded by mountains. It has a rich Spanish heritage; some of the interesting buildings are the new cathedral, the National Palace and the National Theatre.

Suchitoto is an attractive town lying just north of San Salvador known for its church and cobblestone streets. Here there are a number of art galleries, craft stores and other cultural centres.

El Salvador is known for its national parks. El Imposible National Park named after a perilous gorge offers an abundance of plants and wildlife, the latter including the puma, wild boars and the black crested eagle.There are good hiking trails here where one can take guided tours.

Volcanoes National Park contains three major volcanoes. There are guided tours to the crater of one from which the views are excellent. The park is also a major bird sanctuary boasting 17 different species of humming birds.

Beaches are also an attraction in El Salvador, Icacal Beach has a sea turtle nursery. There exist 8 different species of this turtle of which 4 reside in El Salvador. La Libertad is the premier beach resort and best surfing destination in the country.

Joya de Ceren, a UNESCO protected town, is known as the “Pompeii of the Americas” due to being buried under the ashes of a volcano many hundreds of years ago. Today, it is an archaeological site with interesting pre Columbian treasures on display.

Other attractions include the Ruta Las Flores (Route of the Flowers), thus named for the explosion of wildflowers between October and February. Travelling through this area and its coffee plantations, one comes across a number of small colonial style villages. Horseback riding and mountain biking are popular here. Another attraction is the Gulf Islands around which one can take a pleasant boat cruise and enjoy the local beaches.

El Salvador is quickly becoming a popular destination for travellers looking for something new. If you are looking for a new destination, book a Goway El Salvador vacation today!

 


 

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.

 

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  • Colours of El Salvador

    El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, but well worth visiting. Here you can enjoy beautiful beaches, colonial towns, Mayan sites, volcanoes and meet wonderful people.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,921
    Trip Type:
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  • Highlights of San Salvador

    San Salvador is not only the second largest city in Central America, it is also the gateway. Take some time to experience the highlights of this city that offers immense diversity.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 321
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • World of the Maya

    The World of the Maya has many faces crossing many countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Join this journey of discovery through the heart of Mayan civilization.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,008
    Trip Type:
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