El Salvador

El Salvador Highlights

"The 45 Minute Country"

El Salvador ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in El Salvador

Diving, Hiking, Surfing

Country Profile

Capital: San Salvador

Important cities: San Salvador, San Miguel, Acajutla, La Libertad, Puerto Cutuco, San Francisco Gotera, Santa Ana, Santa Tecla, Suchitoto

Currency: US dollar (USD)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 21,040 km2

Languages: Spanish, English and Nawat

Mobile Phone: Claro, Tivo, Digicel and Movistar provide decent and affordable mobile phone services.

Country code: +503

Electricity: 120-240V, 60Hz

Internet TLD: .sv

Time Zone: UTC−6

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel


Description: El Salvador has a tropical climate with pronounced wet and dry seasons. Temperatures vary primarily with elevation and show little seasonal change. The Pacific lowlands are uniformly hot and humid; the central plateau and mountain areas are more moderate.

When should you go: The best season to visit El Salvador goes from December to April.

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