San Salvador - Post Report Question and Answers

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

The highlight of my time here has been how amazing it is for my daughter. She loves her school, she speaks fluent Spanish, the weather is great for playing outside all year round. - Oct 2023

We haven’t gone much of anywhere or done much of anything due to the pandemic, but it’s great to be so close to the beach. - Feb 2022

Body surfing at the beach, hiking volcanoes, learning golf, going to Antigua, Guatemala (a lot), having fun happy hours and dinner parties. - Aug 2021

The beaches are our favorite, especially the surf beaches, and the volcanoes and lakes are lovely. - Jun 2018

The amazing beaches (and beach houses), surfing, fishing, the lakes, the awesome group of friends we have, regional travel to Guatemala and Nicaragua, the schools, the volcanoes, the people--I am already having anxiety about leaving and it's still a year away. - Mar 2018

I’ve really enjoyed the amount of beach time I’ve gotten to spend here. - Jan 2018

Surfing world-class waves, traveling around the region, short trips to the US, hiking volcanoes, great people. - Nov 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 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 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 2015

Renting beach houses, climbing volcanoes, visiting neighboring countries. - Mar 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 2014

Great Beaches - Jul 2014

The beaches from La Libertad north to Los Cobanos offer good surfing, cheap lodging and some nightlife for the backpacker set. - Apr 2012

The beach and the countryside are lovely. Guatemala and Honduras as easy to visit and well-worth the trip. - Jul 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 2010

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