El Salvador
Here you may read about vacationing in El Salvador. Find out more about its beaches and other attractions.
el-salvadorThough El Salvador has suffered the Civil War in the 1980s and it still remains the most dangerous country in Central America, daring travelers keep visiting the country. And here are the reasons: the locals are exceptionally welcoming and the breaks of El Salvador’s Pacific coast rival the best of the world and the natural splendor - volcanoes, verdant coffee plantations, isolated beaches - is spectacular.

The capital of San Salvador is tragically poverty-stricken and gridlocked, and its valley locks in stinking smog. Santa Ana is much more attractive, enclosed by coffee plantations and sugarcane fields - head to the Mayan ruin of Tazumal, formerly used for human sacrifice. Another city of La Palma offers cool weather and stunning views.

While visiting El Salvador, travelers are never far from the country’s Pacific beaches with water over eighty degrees on average, the perfect wave breaks, and the rarely crowded sands. That’s why surfers travel to El Salvador’s beaches all year long and their favorites are La Libertad, Las Flores, and Playa Herradura. Costa del Sol and San Juan del Gozo are preferred by non-surfers, boasting soft white sands and calmer waters.

Four hours north of San Salvador, the Montecristo National Park is a mysterious and beautiful cloudforest, located in the exact spot where the borders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador come together. Another lovely natural destination is El Imposible National Park. El Salvador is host to numerous plantations.

Though El Salvador is small, its tourist infrastructure made internal travel more difficult. However the public bus system is inexpensive, they are crowded and usually don’t have luggage racks. A popular option is renting a car (especially travelers with surf boards), or hiring a driver with a minivan.

Cuisine in El Salvador is simple and tasty, centering on corn, beans, rice, tomatoes, and meat with coffee and pastries accompanying most Salvadoran meals.

May through November is rainy season, and December and April is dry season.

El Salvador’s hotels and beaches are packed with tourists on Easter and Christmas and New Years holidays.

Beaches of El Salvador
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