My wife and are looking into El Salvador as our next travel destination. We have travelled Belize, Mexico and Costa Rica previously and love Central America.
Any suggestions on where to go in El Salvador? Must see places to visit? Places to stay away from? Safety? Best beaches?
Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Barry-I have a long C&P i saved off another board-it's 30 times too long for this format-send me an email [email protected] and I'll email it to you.
El Salvador is a wonderful destination for those wishing to avoid the "tourist hordes" of Antigua, Tikal (We have Mayan Ruins in El Salvador including one enormous city now being excavated), Roatan and Costa Rica. Just about the entire country is off the beaten path! I have a multi lingual El Salvadorian associate here who operates a socially concious sustainable tour operation utilizing native guides and offering excursions for as little as 15USD per day pp in small group, stay away from the big commercial operators who charge up to 60USD pp for 5-6 hours plus guide fee if you don't speak Spanish! San Salvador is a big crowded polluted and bustling city but has charming B and Bs and Guest Houses in its many quiet upscale residential tree lined neighborhoods, near the throbbing national university "bohemian" area offering a different style of nightlife from Art and Theatre Clubs to Ethnic Restaurants and Bars. The country is small in area only 21000 Km2 less than the size of Maryland in USA and most of the sights, including our 200+ miles of unbroken pristine Pacific coastline boasting white sand beaches, cliffs, bays and estuaries along with world class surfing may be seen easily in a week or less. Guatemala is only 4 hours away, Tecugigalpa in Honduras 7 hours and Managua some 10 hours by first class or luxury bus services plying daily. "If you've missed El Salvador, you've missed Central America" message or e mail for more info.