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

Nature in El Salvador

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

Hidden gems in El Salvador

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

Historic Sites in El Salvador

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

Shopping in El Salvador

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