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  • palmeras, arena y mar
    palmeras, arena y mar
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  • piscina de mar, playa El Palmarcito
    piscina de mar, playa El Palmarcito
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  • ranchos en club Atami, playa El Palmarcito
    ranchos en club Atami, playa El...
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El Salvador Favorites

  • Central American Travel tips

    Hi,Don't leave out any country, including El Salvador where I have been living since 1994. It is the smallest of the countries and is well worth the visit, if not for places for its people. If your are taveling by bus chicken\local you will really get a feel for Central America, and if you need to travel faster use the Central American lines...

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  • If you´re planning for a...

    If you´re planning for a vacation trip, visit my little piece of land! El Salvador is a beautiful country in terms of weather, clothing, equipment and entertainment. The west, marks the southeastern limit of the Mayan world. Ruins like El Tazumal and Joya de Cerén show the grandiose structure and a community buried 1,500 years ago. You can also...

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  • BLUE SKIES AND BEACHES

    Playa El Palmarcito:La playa adonde pasé los mejores momentos de mi vida, mi infancia, mi segundo hogar. Playa El Palmarcito, km. 50 carretera del Litoral, entre playas Sunzal y El Zonte.La piscina de mar, con sus olas gigantes, sus caminos de roca y vista perfecta al océano, cangrejos, arena negra, brisa, y los recuerdos más importantes de mi...

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  • El Salvador - Best Unusual Attraction

    EL SALVADOR AN EXOTIC DESTINATION......BEST UNUSUAL ATTRACTIONMuseum of the Revolution in Perquin, the former "Rebel Capital" during the Civil Conflict 1980-92. Located in Northeastern El Salvador near the Honduran border, tour the Musuem, Town and nearby civil war massacre sites(1981-1982) of Aramabala and El Mazote, where there is a memorial to...

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  • Map of El Salvador

    If you make San Salvador your home base you can easily travel from one end of the country to another and always be back in your hotel for dinner!! The country is small and therefore very manageable, you can easily visit several sites in one day.

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  • Compact and practical

    The good thing about El Salvador is it's compact size, this allows you to visit the country with ease since there are never great distances to travel. El Salvador hasn't been discovered by the mainstream tourist, and this gives it a particular charm and authenticity. El Salvador has been hardly hit by natural disasters and civil war, and I guess...

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  • Nature!

    When traveling to El Salvador keep in mind that this a great place for nature lovers. You'll find national parks, beaches, lakes, mountains, volcanoes and much more. The tourist infrastructure is not too developed but all this adds to the charm and authenticity of the place.

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  • Map of Central America

    El Salvador is located on the Pacific Ocean Coast south of Guatemala and Honduras. It is the most densely populated country in Central America.

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  • In the town of Suchitoto,...

    In the town of Suchitoto, about 45 miles north of San Salvador is a restaurant and hotel called La Posada. My friend had told me that this was the most romantic place that he had ever been to. Our group kind of 'ho, hummed' when he told us that but were we amazed when we walked into this incredible place. The establishment looks likes its two...

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  • Roadside Attractions

    I am always cautious about roadsite food booths but here was one that apparently was okay because I didn't get sick! I didn't try the oyster cocktail but the pupusas and ice cold beer were great and generally safe. I wouldn't eat uncooked foods at vendor booths. This booth was just outside the entrance to the Pacific Paradise Hotel on the Costa del...

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  • Airport Taxes

    When arriving in El Salvador you will pay a $10 entrance tax when you present your passport at customs. When You leave, expect to pay $25 as an exit tax! US currency is the standard in all of El Salvador. Occasionally you will find colones used in the smaller stores or in remote areas.

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  • El Convento de Calvario-Romero Center

    After the civil war 1980-1992, the convent was converted into a cultural and retreat center named El Centro de Romero, after the assassinated Archbishop, Oscar Alnulfo Romero. Much of the history of that time is commemorated inside the walls of this building. On the outside of the building is a mural in memory of not only Romero but also a local...

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  • Ruinas de Tazumal

    The Maya ruins of Tazumal, considered the most important and best preserved in El Salvador, are in the town of Chalchuapa. In the Quiché language the name Tazumal means 'pyramid where the victims were burned.' The excavated ruins on display here are only one part of a zone covering 10 sq km (4 sq mi), much of it buried under the town....

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  • Montecristo Cloud Forest

    The area where the borders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala converge receives 200cm (80in) of annual precipitation, experiences 100% humidity and rises to an elevation of 2400m (7900ft) - ideal conditions for a cloud forest. In the Montecristo cloud forest, oak and laurel trees grow to 30m (98ft), and their leaves form a canopy impenetrable...

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  • La Libertad

    This is a 'been there done that' surfer destination with some of the best waves rolled out by the Pacific Ocean. If you don't surf, there's not much else to do in this small seaside town full of dried, diced and just plain dead fish - all emitting a pungent, salty smell. The closest beach to the capital, La Libertad swells with city folk on...

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  • San Salvador

    El Salvador's capital and largest city lies in a valley at the foot of the large San Salvador volcano. It's not the prettiest place in the world since the valley is a pollution trap which perfectly captures the city's horrendous traffic effluvium. The rural migration and the declining economy during the war expanded the urban poor, and unemployment...

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  • When visiting El Salvador you...

    When visiting El Salvador you must absolutely taste the famous Pupusas. I really miss that. It is known everywhere across the country. What for us is a hotdog for them its a pupusa. You find the best pupusas at the pupuserias at Cuzcatlan. You should also go and visit Costa del Sol, A beautifull romantic beach where you might see one of the most...

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  • El Salvador is very different...

    El Salvador is very different from the rest of the Central American countries, for one not many tourists. It's an authentic place for the more adventurous travel. Nature is overwhelming and it's ideal climate make it a year round destination for the traveller. Discovering a country working hard for a better future, friendly faces and an authentic...

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  • Take the time to explore the...

    Take the time to explore the country, from the beautiful beaches in the pacific, to the colonial towns, mountains and volcanoes....El Salvador is a great country with a lot to offer.

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  • Mercado Ex-Cuartel de...

    Mercado Ex-Cuartel de Artesanias. Good place to buy your souvenirs. Check out the 'sorpresas'. Prices were pretty cheap here.

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  • Mercado Central in San...

    Mercado Central in San Salvador. Typical Central American market with lots of food you won't see other places (like garrobos - iguanas).

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  • Climb the Volcano...it will...

    Climb the Volcano...it will change your life...then go climb Devil's door and see the Volcano from that perspective..that will also change your life. eating papoosas in the back of a truck...riding in a military truck after performing a drama for them...throwing up in the middle of the drama....then climbing Devil's door and seeing the volcano...

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  • visit the ruins, there are...

    visit the ruins, there are several incas ruins in El Salvador the most visited are Las Ruinas del Tazumal builted by the indians this are by far the most beutiful treasure that the indians could have left us with. It shows the world how they use to live and interact.

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  • The Chalatenango Department...

    The Chalatenango Department was a backer during El Salvador’s civil war of the rebel fighters the KMLN. During this period the United States was backing the government troops with supplies as well as some Army Special Forces personnel. Over the years of fighting there were over 70,000 deaths (with about 40,000 of those being civilians). The...

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  • visit the beautiful beaches...

    visit the beautiful beaches and lakes. in the 18 years I lived in El Salvador many things earned a special place in my memory. But perhaps the one that is most special to me is of the many beautiful lakes and parks where my children played.Another special memory is of our church and the wonderful times we spent there.

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  • Historic colonial city:...

    Historic colonial city: Suchitoto, eat or stay at the Posada de Suchtitlan. Magnificent national park: Cerro Verde and Volcan Izalco, Lago de Coatepeque is nearby, eat or stay at Hotel Torremolino on the lake. Friendly mountain village: Apaneca, eat at the Cocina de mi Abuela, stay at the Cabanitas de Apaneca, or the Hotel Santa Leticia. Very...

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  • Priddylady's General Tip

    Updated: Mar 22 12:16:01 PST priddy lady's San Salvador (1994) I first went to ElSalvador in 1994, and only changed planes there. In 1995 we wereagain passing through, or so we thought. When we arrived at the airport in San Salvador the time was getting late and it would be dark before we got to Honduras. Since the International Airport in...

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  • País que refleja friamente la...

    País que refleja friamente la actual situación socio-política de latinoamérica. Llegar a su aeropuerto internacional ya de por sí choca el pasar la aduana, con su sitema aleatorio de control de equipajes en función de la suerte que te corresponda al pulsar un botón.La decisión de tomar un taxi con aire acondicionado o no es clara (el trayecto a la...

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  • Camino Real Hotel...

    Camino Real Hotel Intercontinental is a great respite from the humidity and smog. Sitting in a small restaurant in a local barrio of San Salvador eating a cheese and pita bread like tortilla-wrap of which the name escapes me -- as we ate, an El Salvador mariachi band came up the street, stopped and played for us. The cheese deal was ok; the music...

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  • Visit la Isla Meanguera in the...

    Visit la Isla Meanguera in the golf of Fonseca , the isla monthe cristo at the delta of the rio Lempa and the peacefull towns of Juayua and Suchitoto. The fiendly people that strugle for survival are clearly delighted to see travellers and tourist visiting there country making them realise better times are coming there way.

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  • Curso de Educación Médica y...

    Curso de Educación Médica y Relaciones Humanas.- Patrocinado por la O. P. S. ( Oficina Panamericana de la Salud) en Octubre de 1965 Visitar la Ciudad de San Salvador en la República Centro- Americana de El Salvador y el Lago y el Volcán de sus inmediaciones

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