Cheap Flights to El Salvador
For those interested in flights to El Salvador, Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL) is the main gateway into the Central American country. One of the busiest in that area of the world, the airport is located approximately 30 miles southeast of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. SAL is adjacent to the La Montana Bosque Santa Clara coastal forest reserve and near the beaches of Playa El Pimental. Flights to El Salvador enable you to explore the country’s ecological and cultural diversity, including tropical rainforests, volcanoes, Mayan ruins and remnants of a deep colonial past.
Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport
Several major air carriers provide direct and connecting flights to Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport, including American Airlines, Avianca, Delta and United Airlines. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines also provides scheduled flights. Domestic and international flights board and disembark at the Passenger Terminal Building. While most aircraft utilize jet bridges, a few flights still load and unload remotely where passengers walk to and from the airplane or are transported by Aerobus. To reach San Salvador from the airport, you can rent a car, take a hotel shuttle bus or a hire a taxi. The average fare from the airport to downtown is about $20.
Many visitors to El Salvador enjoy exploring the Joya de Ceren and Tazumal Mayan ruins as well as landmarks like the stately El Teatro Nacional de Santa Ana and the Iglesia El Rosario. Built in 1910, the theater features an ornate lobby, elaborate molding and ceiling portraits of various artists. The imposing concrete exterior of the church hides multicolored lights that stream through the building’s stained glass windows. Popular museums include the Museum of Art, which displays the famous towering stone mosaic entitled “Monument to the Revolution,” and the Anthropology Museum, which provides a glimpse into the history and culture of El Salvador’s indigenous people.
You can swim and surf the renowned breaks of El Salvador’s highly regarded beaches, including Playa El Espino, Playa Maculis and Barra de Santiago, or hike through Volcano National Park. Encompassing thousands of acres of the interior, it includes three of the country’s major craters. You may also want to zip line over lush coffee fields.
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El Salvador has a tropical climate that boasts nearly 3,000 hours of annual sunshine. Although the temperatures are warm year-round, the nation has distinct dry and wet seasons. The average annual high is 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and the low is 64 degrees. Generally, the coastal areas are warmer than the plateaus and mountainous regions of the interior.
You can enjoy soccer matches in Central America’s largest football stadium. El Salvador also hosts festivals celebrating art and flowers with street performers, food and live music, including samba, meringue and reggae. While in El Salvador, sample pupusas, a tortilla filled with meat and vegetables. Other popular dishes include deep-fried cassava root and panes con pollo, a spicy chicken-filled submarine sandwich. These dishes are accompanied by horchata, a beverage flavored with ground morro seed powder.
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