El Salvador

El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, primarily attracts tourists who are interested in its black-sand beaches and surfing, and its vibrant nightlife.

El Salvador's tourism landscape differs from its Central American neighbors. Because of its geographical size and urbanization, there aren't many nature-themed tourist destinations such as eco-tours or archaeological monuments. Surfing, however, is a popular tourist attraction that gaining global interest in recent years as more surfers visit the many beaches on the coast of La Libertad and the east side of the country, finding surfing spots that are not yet overcrowded. One of the major tourism assets of the country, the Pacific coast is only 30 minutes from the capital of San Salvador. The 188-mile black sand coastline begins with Garita Palmera near the Guatemalan border and continues south with the major hotel and golf developments of La Costa del Sol, to the beautiful beaches of El Espino and El Cuco and the popular surfing beach of El Zunzal.

San Salvador

It covers an area of 600 square kilometers and is home to almost 2 million people. It is home to a third of the population of El Salvador and half of the country's wealth. The city center is full of shops and modern buildings, but unfortunately earthquakes have damaged or destroyed many of the city's historic buildings.

San Salvador the capital of El Salvador is surrounded by green volcanoes and with a very interesting historical center, visit the El Rosario church with a modern and very colorful design, the national palace, the national theater and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the remains of Monsignor Romero; Monsignor Oscar Romero, "the voice of the poor and persecuted", was a crucial figure in the struggles that led to the civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s. The David J. Guzman Museum of Anthropology is worth visiting with most of the archaeological finds showing a bit of El Salvador's history.


Suchitoto is about 47 km north of the capital San Salvador, surrounded by complete Spanish colonial buildings such as the church in the main square and cobbled streets. In Nahuat, Suchitoto means "place of birds and flowers", a proper name for this beautiful city.

A cultural range of activities and events made this city declared as the cultural capital of the country. The main square becomes a bustle of people wandering the streets every night. Many places in the city have a great view of Lake Suchitlan; Other interesting places are: Don Alejandro Cotto House and Museum, Sculpture House, Galleries, Las Ruinas Theater or headquarters of Culture and center of arts and peace.

San Andres & Joya de Ceren

Joya de Cerén is an archaeological site that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993 as it is the only place in all the Mayan culture, where you can appreciate the day-to-day lifestyle of the pre-Columbian inhabitants preserved in the time for volcanic ash. San Andrés are Mayan ruins, which was inhabited by the Mayans between 600 and 900 AD.

Gulf of Fonseca

Visit the Gulf that El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua share, admiring its volcanic islands, small fishing villages and black sand beaches.

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