Two day trips in the vicinity of San Salvador stand out: the unique ruins of Joya del Cerén and exploring the suburb of Santa Tecla. It’s easy to spend a few days in Santa Tecla if you have the time, but if you stop by only for a day, definitely aim for the weekend to hit Paseo El Carmen for the street fair.
Discover El Salvador
Tiny El Salvador has a big heart famous for softening even the most hardened cynics, and showing them a damn good time while it’s at it.
Volcano hikes, national parks teeming with birds and butterflies, and a rugged Pacific coastline dotted with secluded getaways make this country an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. In two weeks, you can take in the best of El Salvador; the western beaches of the Pacific Coast are the perfect way to kick off your vacation, and the hidden gems in San Salvador are not to be missed.
To find your El Salvador, start with where to go, then pack your sense of adventure along with your passport. The El Salvador you hear about in the news and the El Salvador you are about to discover are two very different places. Leave your preconceptions at the border, expect the unexpected, and prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
Travel Maps of El Salvador
Currently available from the pages of our travel guides are over a dozen maps of El Salvador, helpfully divided by region.