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Travel to El Salvador

El Salvador's Information

Flag of El Salvador
Land Area 20,721 km2
Water Area 320 km2
Total Area 21,041km2 (#148)
Population 6,156,670 (#108)
Population Density 297.12/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $54.79 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,900
Currency Dollar (USD)
Largest Cities
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

El Salvador is a land of amazing contrasts, accented by a long string of cone-shaped volcanoes and tranquil mountain lakes. In addition, the country's Maya ruins are considered some of the most interesting in all of Central America.

Significant points-of-interest include Cerro Verde National Park and the Santa Ana and Izalco volcanoes; the cloud forests of Montecristo National Park; Mayan ruins at Tazumal; El Espino and El Cuco beaches along the Pacific Ocean; shopping and nightlife venues in San Salvador; the colonial architecture, splendid churches and colorful handicraft markets spread across the country, and of course, the celebrations and festivals that fill the calendar.

  • Electricity: 115/230V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: Travel to El Salvador is most inviting during the dry season - November through March.

    El Salvador is a tropical country and has two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The rainy season runs end of May through October, but generally rainfall is only in the evenings. During April and May, the weather is hot and humid.

    It's best to avoid the first week of August during the religious holidays or mid-December through early January – the Christmas and New Year's season, as reservations may be very difficult to obtain.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • El Salvador Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 24, 2017.

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