Getting there


The international airport is at Comalapa, 62 km southeast of San Salvador off the Coastal Highway, reached by a four-lane toll highway. There is a tourist information desk at the airport, which is open sporadically. If closed, you can still pick up some useful leaflets. Taxis and buses provide regular links to the capital.

There is a 13% tax on international air tickets bought in El Salvador and an airport departure tax for anyone staying more than six hours. The airport departure tax is now included in the ticket. The airport has offices for all the main car rental companies and there are two banks, a tourist office and
Grupo Taca
American Airline
offices. Border formalities tend to be relatively brief although searches may be carried out.


Several border crossings with neighbouring countries. To the west the Pan-American Highway arrives from Guatemala at San Cristóbal through Santa Ana , Las Chinamas (to the south) and La Hachadura , which is handy for Parque Nacional El Imposible. To the northwest the crossing is at Anguiatú . Also to the northwest the crossing at El Poy leads to southern Honduras, as does the crossing to the northeast at Perquín and to the east at El Amatillo.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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