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  • San - Salvador Comalapa Airport [SAL]
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    • San - Salvador Hotel Intercontinental
    • San - Salvador Sucursal Escalon

    Car Hire & Travel Information

    San Salvador is the capital city of El Salvador, approximately in the center of the country in a valley near the base of the San Salvador volcano. The city has a long history, with origins dating back to the Spanish conquest of the Pipil tribes.

    Get in

    By plane

    Sal Savador International Airport (SAL) is in Comalapa which is located 50km (30mi) south of San Salvador serving the city of San Salvador and for the country as a whole. It is also the largest airport in Central America. National and international airlines serving this airport include:

    One important thing to note about the airport is that it is located on the beach, and therefore only 20 minutes away from major beach destinations. Often tourists think they must go to the city in order to reach the beach, making what should be a 20-30 minutes drive 1.5 hours instead!

    By bus

    If coming from Honduras, there are daily first-class buses from San Pedro Sula direct to San Salvador. Likewise, from Guatemala there are direct first class services from Guatemala City as well as Puerto Barrios. Shuttles run from Antigua Guatemala, Copan Ruinas, Honduras and Léon, Nicaragua.

    Get around

    By far the cheapest option to get around is the public bus system. The bus fares making transportation to almost any tourist destination in the country. Despite tourists' complaints, there are schedules to the buses; they run pretty regularly and reach any destination you wish to go.

    What to see


    San Salvador has wide avenues and boulevards, including the two widest boulevards in Central America: Boulevard de los Proceres and Boulevard de los Heroes. Other important boulevards include Alameda Roosevelt, Paseo General Escalon, Av. Jerusalem, Boulevard Constitucion and Av. Juan Pablo Segundo.

    San Salvador has many beautiful monuments, some of them dating back to the early 20th century, while others are more modern. Some of the most important monuments include the National Palace, Plaza Gerardo Barrios, Plaza La Libertad, Plaza Morazan, Water Clock, Monument to the Sea, Atlacatl Monument and the Proceres Monuments.

    One of the most recognizable monuments in El Salvador is the Monumento al Divino Salvador del Mundo, or "Monument to the Saviour of The World". The Saviour is San Salvador's Patron Saint and is celebrated with massive festivities during the first full week of August every year.

    One of the most surprisingly beautiful architectural gems in El Salvador is the Iglesia Rosario, a church built by sculptor Ruben Martinez in the 1970's. Resembling an airplane hangar from the outside, it is visually stunning as you step through the doors.


    San Salvador has a large urban park, the "Parque de los Pericos". There is another park called Parque Cuscatlan (close to downtown), which is very elegant, with lights, trees and paths. Popular with locals, the beautiful botanical gardens of La Laguna located at the bottom of a volcanic crater showcase much native fauna. Zoologico Nacional (The National Zoo), and Parque Saburo Hirao (with a collection of native plants) are in the SE part of the city by the old Presidential House.


    San - Salvador has many museums, the two most important are "Museo David J Guzman" and "Museo de Arte MARTE". David J Guzman National Museum of Anthropology contains a variety of Mayan and Pipil artifacts, while Museo de Arte MARTE displays an extensive collection of international art. 

    Stay safe

    Don't walk on streets that look abandoned and dark.

    Use only licensed taxis or rent a car. Most major hotels have taxis that they have approved as safe and legitimate. If unsure about a taxi, call your hotel and they can generally have a safe taxi dispatched to your location.

    When using the public buses, keep your valuables out of sight and don't wear expensive looking jewelry.

    As a woman, dress conservatively. Short dresses and skirts are mostly for clubs. Spaghetti strap tank tops, short shorts, and bikinis are for the beaches. In a machismo society such as El Salvador, you don't have the same "equality" as men do and revealing clothing speaks volumes about how men should treat you.

    Health services

    San Salvador is a city full of pharmacies. Hospital services are also very good and facilities include Hospital de Diagnostico in Villavicencio Plaza.

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