El Salvador

El Salvador Travel Guide

Use our El Salvador travel guide to discover more about this lively country.
Guidebooks tend to urge caution, but in reality it's no less dangerous than other countries in the region. And there are some compelling reasons why you should travel to El Salvador: stunning volcanic landscapes in Western El Salvador; deep crater lakes such as Lago de Ilopango and golden beaches strung along the Pacific coast, good for surfing, diving or simply relaxing. In the northern hills around Perquín the trekking is divine, with far-reaching views, while in Montecristo Reserve is the last remaining cloud forest in El Salvador.

El Salvador Travel Guide Highlights
Nahuizalco, Ruta de las Flores, El Salvador, Photo by Mario Pleitez
Ruta de las Flores
A handful of villages climbing the volcanic chain, with good scenery, hiking and waterfalls.
El Zonte beach, El Salvador, Photo by over kind man
El Zonte, Tunco and Sunzal beaches
West of La Libertad is a collection of great surfing beaches.
Joya de Ceren, El Salvador, Photo by daggerquill
Joya de Cerén
A Maya settlement preserved under volcanic ash, one of the country's main archaeological sites.
Parque Nacional El Imposible, El Salvador, Photo by Alpha Tango Bravo Adam Baker
Parque Nacional El Imposible
One of the largest national parks in Central America.
La Libertad, El Salvador, Photo by sir woody
La Libertad
A low-key seaside resort on the Pacific coast, with a world-famous surfing beach.
Parque Nacional Cerro Verde, Volcan Izalco, El Salvador, Photo by cheleguanaco
Parque Nacional Cerro Verde
Join a guided nature trail up Cerro Verde for superb views of Izalco and Santa Ana volcanoes.
Suchitoto, El Salvador, Photo by Adalberto H Vega
One of El Salvador's best preserved colonial towns.
Lago de Coatepeque, El Salvador, Photo by a tree is nice
Lago de Coatepeque
The deep-blue waters of Coatepeque lake are surrounded by a spectacular volcanic landscape.

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