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El Salvador got its independence from Spain in September 15, 1821 together with the other Central American countries. When these provinces were joined with Mexico in early 1822 El Salvador resisted, insisting on autonomy for the Central American countries. Although there was considerable pressure it has managed to stay a sovereign nation ever since.
San Salvador is the capital city. It is a modern city; the old capital was destroyed by an earthquake in 1854. Santa Ana is the second largest city of the country. It is only 50 km from the capital and lies in a rich coffee growing region on the slopes of the Santa Ana volcano. It is an attractive town with many old buildings. Excursions can be made to Lake Coatepeque and Chalchuapa.
Here are a few facts:
Full country name: Republic of El Salvador
Area: 20,752 sq km
Population: 6.59 million
People: 94% mestizo (Spanish-Indian), 5% Indian, 1% European descent
Language: English, Spanish; Castilian Spanish
Religion: 75% Roman Catholic, 20% Protestant
Government: Republic form
Currency: $ US dollar (official)
This El Salvador Travel Guide is a true reflection of the
various unique El Salvador offering. Plan your vacation based on this
and you are sure to have an unforgettable trip. Read on to find out
El Salvador has an International airport in Comalapa. This airport is
located 45 minutes away from the city. TACA is El Salvador's national
airlines. It had frequent flight to and from several Central American
countries. It also operates between North and South America. The airline
is efficient and dependable. Several other airlines like American
Airlines, Delta and Continental fly to this destination. Make sure to
compare fares before you book you tickets to El Salvador. Also bear in
mind that an additional $34 will be charged as departure tax, so inquire
if the rates quoted by airlines include this fee.
Get ready to be a part of the entire Eco tourism band wagon. El
Salvador offers various breathtaking tours of the volcanoes and
mountains that surround this region. El Salvador is blessed with
pristine beaches and lush green forests. Visit the national park in
Bosque El and explore the fishing village in the island of Mendez.
Observe the Mayan sites and the pyramid in Tazumal. The capital city of
San Salvador is a great place to explore the modern day El Salvador.
El Salvador is a perfect tourist destination, for it offers several
stay options that fits every traveler’s budget. From city hotels, beach
resorts to budget hotels and backpackers facilities, this place has it
all. If you are looking at staying in the city then the best option
would be the Holiday Inn, Hilton, Comfort Inn or Siesta hotel. For a
beach resort experience, head to the Pacific paradise, Tesoro Beach or
Las Hojas. The hostel El Roble is a famous backpacker’s paradise.
El Salvador offers several international cuisines. The dining and
restaurant scene is dominated by French, Italian, Chinese, American and
several other world cuisines. You will also find Middle Eastern food
like the hummus and pita bread here. Several fast food restaurants like
KFC, McDonald's, Pizza hut and Burger King have a strong hold in El
After sunset, El Salvador transforms into one big party Zone. The one mile strip of land in La Zona Rosa is famous for its night clubs, bars, pubs and other entertainment zones that go on until the break of dawn. Las Terrazas is a night club that should not be missed. There are several pubs and bars inside the malls around El Salvador.