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San Salvador

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Surfing world-class waves, traveling around the region, short trips to the US, hiking volcanoes, great people. - Nov 22, 2017
I enjoy going to the beach, and the fish market and try to go every weekend. Amazing waves and surf! I also liked Morazan. - Jul 14, 2016
Hiking the volcanoes (Santa Ana, Izalco), weekends at the beach (40 minute drive), weekends at Lake Coatepeque, coffee sampling from the various fincas, finding the perfect pupusa, being able to grow pretty much everything (fruit, veg, etc) in our yard. And if you really get bored, Guatemala and Honduras are only 4 hour drives away. If you like to surf, you will be in heaven. You can surf world-class waves in the morning before heading to work, every day. - Dec 8, 2015
We have met so many amazing people here- both locals and foreigners. It is a small country, very easy to get around. There is not a TON to do but we have little kids so for us it is perfect! - Jun 9, 2015
Renting beach houses, climbing volcanoes, visiting neighboring countries. - Mar 23, 2015
New Year's Eve fireworks, the entire country sets off fireworks and it is spectacular. Friends! The Bolas de Fuego (fireballs) on August 31. Proximity to other great tourist destinations like Roatan Honduras, Copan Honduras (with an amazing German brewery with spectacular food and beer), Antigua Guatemala. Lots of pre-Columbian destinations are relatively close, though not many in El Salvador. Going to El Tunco to watch surfing tournaments or just going dancing at the beach clubs. Great roads and highways so you can get away very quickly. Large and close embassy community. Great and very fresh food. Dancing at the shopping malls (it's a thing there) Nice art. - Oct 29, 2014
Great Beaches - Jul 8, 2014
The beaches from La Libertad north to Los Cobanos offer good surfing, cheap lodging and some nightlife for the backpacker set. - Apr 28, 2012
The beach and the countryside are lovely. Guatemala and Honduras as easy to visit and well-worth the trip. - Jul 15, 2011
There is a new restaurant on the side of the San Salvador Volcano, called Las Brumas, which has good food and an incredible view of the city. The lakes and beaches are also wonderful. - May 21, 2010