San Salvador VacationsEl Salvador
Sprawled at the foot of towering Volcán San Salvador, the often shaky seismic terrain of El Salvador's capital earned it the name “Valle de las Hamacas”, or Valley of the Hammocks. It's history marred by earthquakes and revolutionaries, the San Salvador of today is being shaped anew as a modern …

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Reviews of San Salvador

Soe Gu
Soe Gu
10/12/2018

El Salvador is a hidden gem too hard to pass by. The country itself is full of beautiful beaches, amazing hiking spots like El Boqueron, and the food is unforgettable (Love their sea food, pupusas and shaved ice!!)! The people are very kind, always willing to help you. I loved my time here so much.

Liza Prado
Liza PradoDenver, Colorado, USA
03/11/2011

I love San Salvador. It's not necessarily the prettiest city, but it's got a intellectual bohemian vibe that's hard to find anywhere else. There are fantastic museums, a great bar and music scene, film houses and artsy coffee shops, and just an all-around interesting and interested population. This is a definite go-to stop in Central America.

Michael Sanders
Michael SandersUnited States
22/05/2013

El Salvador is beautiful. Although it is a poor country, it is filled with wonderful people. Many businesses have armed guards and this is unsettling at times but it keeps violent crime down. Drivers are crazy. Eat a papoosa from a street vender and try it with whatever sauces are available, fantastic

Candy McGlynn-Bilow
Candy McGlynn-BilowKingston, Ontario
03/02/2012

Very hot and dry climate, and lovely people. DeCameron Salinitas is excellent.

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