15 Places You Should Visit in El Salvador

El Salvador is a destination rich in both geography and culture. Sitting in the heart of the Central America region, this small country boasts incredible national parks, long stretches of beautiful beaches, a plethora of inland attractions, and relatively lax…

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Things to See and Do in San Salvador

San Salvador is El Salvador’s capital city. It is located in the region of the central plateau. Today, it is the second largest city in all of Central America, coming second only to Guatemala City. Despite its size, the people…

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Top Towns to Visit in Eastern El Salvador

Despite El Salvador’s bad reputation, the country boasts incredible landscapes, a friendly culture, and delicious cuisine. Affordable accommodations and plenty of sun and sea make El Salvador fantastic for the adventurous outdoorsy traveler. Here are our picks for the top towns to…

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The Best Beaches of El Salvador

El Salvador is home to an impressively diverse coastline. Mingle with the locals, or network with fellow travelers. Sunbathe, party hardy, or indulge in fresh seafood. Whether you are looking to get your surf on, spend days being pampered on…

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The Best Mayan Ruins in El Salvador

“We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.” — Rigoberta Menchú The Ancient Maya Civilization has to be one…

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What is a Pupusa?

You may have wondered what is a Pupusa pronounced: (poo-poo-saw)? What is a Pupusa? A pupusa is a traditional El Salvadorian dish. You could say a pupusa is to El Salvador as an arepa is to Colombia. Both pupusas and…

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The Fab 4 Beers of El Salvador

I love trying drinks in every country I visit and my experience in El Salvador has been no different. While other countries produce several of their own rums and whiskeys, the beers of El Salvador are tasty and refreshing. During…

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14 El Salvador Slang Words

Yesterday I crossed the border into El Salvador from Guatemala. The process only took 20 minutes and I was in my 41st country! I will truly miss my guides Laura, Rita and driver Wandemar. Now I’m traveling in a new trio-…

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25 Days in Mayan Country

It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m preparing for my 25-day trip through the ancient ruins of Guatemala and El Salvador, which will be my 40th and 41st countries. I’m kicking this trip off in Guatemala City and I hear it’s a…

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