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Trip Planner Central America  /  El Salvador

El Salvador

4.3
National Parks · Churches · Ruins
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has plenty of historical and natural attractions to explore on a rich and varied itinerary. The coastal beaches attract surfers and sunbathers, while the main towns showcase colonial and indigenous cultures in their traditions, architecture, cuisine, and historical sites. Tourism in El Salvador has been stuttering for decades, first because of the Salvadoran Civil War, and now because of gang-related activities and a high crime rate. The vast majority of the country, however, remains unspoiled by the narrative that dominates international headlines. Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination, with natural and manmade highlights uncluttered by tourists and overdevelopment, find such a place in El Salvador. Use our El Salvador trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to El Salvador and other destinations.
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Places to visit in El Salvador

Popular things to do in El Salvador

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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
World heritage site
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park San Salvador
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Church
Iglesia El Rosario San Salvador
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
National Park
Parque Nacional El Boqueron San Salvador
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Volcano
Santa Ana Volcano Santa Ana
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in El Salvador

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Lake Coatepeque ©
Water Body
Lake Coatepeque Coatepeque
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Lago Suchitlán ©
Water Body
Lago Suchitlán Suchitoto
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo) ©
Geologic Formation
Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo) San Salvador
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
National Park Cerro Verde ©
National Park
National Park Cerro Verde Santa Ana
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in El Salvador

El Imposible National Park ©
National Park
El Imposible National Park Ahuachapan
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Monseñor Romero Center ©
Specialty Museum
Monseñor Romero Center San Salvador
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Volcan San Salvador ©
Volcano
Volcan San Salvador San Salvador
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Izalco Volcano ©
Volcano
Izalco Volcano Santa Ana
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in El Salvador

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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Religious Site
Catedral Metropolitana San Salvador
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Tazumal ©
Ruin
Tazumal Chalchuapa
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Iglesia Santa Lucia ©
Religious Site
Iglesia Santa Lucia Suchitoto
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Santa Ana Cathedral ©
Church
Santa Ana Cathedral Santa Ana
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in El Salvador

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Mercado Nacional de Artesanias ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mercado Nacional de Artesanias San Salvador
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Galerias
Gift & Specialty Shop
Galerias San Salvador
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Metrocentro Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Metrocentro Mall San Salvador
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
Centro Comercial La Gran Via
Shopping Mall
Centro Comercial La Gran Via San Salvador
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
GringoTours ©
Private Tour
GringoTours Suchitoto
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Playa El Tunco ©
Beach
Playa El Tunco El Tunco
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Plaza Futura ©
Architectural Building
Plaza Futura San Salvador
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Wildlife Area
Cinquera Rain Forest Park San Salvador
5.0
Duration: 2 hours