This small country may just be the best-kept travel secret of Central America. After all, El Salvador boasts long stretches of secluded Caribbean beaches without another soul in sight, lush cloud forests that teem with life, and ancient ruins that transport you to the peak of the Mayan civilization. In the past, safety in El Salvador has been a concern for travellers and residents alike. But those days are over, and this small sub-tropical country has been receiving a lot of positive press. Surfers are raving about the amazing surf in La Libertad, backpackers love the loads of cheap hostels and party vibes in El Tunco and nature lovers adore the remote coconut islands and mountain hideaways in the Montcristo Cloud Forest that promote ecotourism. Salvadorans are a proud people, but their adoration for their homeland is well deserved. El Salvador is a wildly beautiful country with a rich history and strong sense of identity. No matter what you are looking for in a holiday, chances are that you will find it in El Salvador, along with a few surprises on the way.
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The capital of San Salvador has a host of historic, cultural and culinary delights. These include shopping and dining in the ritzy Gran Via centre and touring the city’s most loved landmarks, including El Rosario Church, La Laguna Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Popular Art. San Salvador is a cultivated city whose residents love nothing more than good food and a good time. Dine on fusion cuisine, take in the thriving arts scene, dance to the lively rhythms of reggaetón and cumbia. It’s no wonder that the nightlife here is the best in the region.
After you have had your fill of the bustling capital, make your way through the country’s many natural features, historical landmarks and small towns for a look at the more authentic and quieter side of El Salvador. Colonial towns such as Apaneca, Juayua and Suchitoto are peaceful places to spend a day enjoying the picturesque surroundings and friendly atmosphere. Just outside the town of Chalchuapa are the ancient Mayan Ruinas de Tazumal, once of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the country. Outdoor lovers will want to explore the Parque Nacional El Imposible and the Parque Nacional Cerro Verde, both offering trails, sweeping vistas and a chance to encounter colourful birds and exotic wildlife. Many local communities support ecotourism and you will find ecolodges all over the country with local guides eager to take visitors on nature hikes and tours to the various lakes, waterfalls and bubbling hot springs.
El Salvador’s beaches are as diverse and plenty as one could hope for, so no matter how you want to spend your time being a beach bum, you will find plenty of pristine beaches to enjoy. Spend your days surfing, enjoying a host of water sports, including snorkelling, diving, and stand-up paddle boarding, while you dine on fresh seafood ceviche and spend your nights relaxing in casual beachfront bars.
El Salvador is emerging from the shadows as a fresh and exciting holiday destination in Central America. Pre-book all of your El Salvador airport transfers with hoppa and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our trustworthy service.