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Holiday In El Salvador

You’ve always loved an underdog, whether you’re blubbering over the tale of Oliver Twist or watching a heartwarming film about the ultimate sports comeback (Rudy! Rudy!).
How about supporting an underrated destination on your next holiday? El Salvador may not have the name recognition of its neighbours (we’re looking at you, Guatemala), but you’re bound to have the time of your life trekking through its unfettered rainforest and salivating over the fresh catch of the day. The Central American country is just under 200 km in length, but hey…size doesn’t matter, right? We heard it’s more about the motion of the ocean, and your El Salvador holiday grants you plenty of access to the Pacific.

Things to Do in El Salvador

You didn’t pack your spade and shovel for nothing: You’re determined to begin your time in El Salvador at the beach. At the southern end of the country, Playa Intiputa is not only the home of El Salvador’s first microbrewery, but also an excellent place to undertake a paddleboarding adventure. Meanwhile, along the northern coast, Los Cobanos is popular for its stellar resorts and golden sand. Oh, and you can also get your “Jacques Cousteau” on and explore the famous dive spot here (spoiler: there’s a shipwreck). If you’re looking to recreate Point Break, the town of La Libertad is the place to haul your longboard.

Ye landlubbers should still get excited about El Salvador package deals, because it’s not all about the sand and the sea. Visit Cerro Verde National Park, where you can trek the trails and get a good view of nearby volcanoes. Once you’ve picked out your favourite—say Izalco or Quetzaltepec—make your way there and play a fun game called “Can I outrun hot lava?” (Just kidding, volcano hikes are mum-approved). A few kilometers outside of Santa Tecla you’ll find a different kind of natural attraction: the Los Chorros pools. Designed by Mother Nature, these aquatic masterpieces are bounded by lush landscape and cascading waterfalls.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

While the natural landscape is the largest draw, holidays in El Salvador aren’t without opportunities to spend a little moola. La Gran Via in San Salvador is a top spot to drop some cash. At Galerías Escalón, also in San Salvador, three air-conditioned levels of retail therapy are calling your name. Of course, many smaller towns in the country are teeming with local art and handcrafted goods for sale.

Hopefully you’re not allergic to creatures of the sea or too attached to Nemo, because Salvadorians serve up seafood like nobody’s business. Lobster, crab, octopus…you get the idea: If it lives in the ocean, it’s probably on the menu. You’ll also be thankful for cheap El Salvador holidays when you have plenty of cash to spend on traditional Salvadorian meals. These include pupusas (tortillas stuffed with meat, cheese and other goodies) and tamales.

You’re ready to boogie? About time. The Zona Rosa in San Salvador is where the party is happening. If you can’t make it to the pulse of Salvadorian nightlife, plenty of laid-back bars and cafes are serving up cold drinks throughout the country.

What’s Next?

Book one of the cheapest El Salvador holidays here on lastminute.com.au, and you’ll be ready to fiesta in no time. You can rely on public transit, or add a San Salvador car hire to your travel plans to get around. Book today and head to your holiday tomorrow!


Top Hotel Deals in El Salvador

Barceló San Salvador
Barceló San Salvador
4.5 out of 5.0 Ave Las Magnolias Y Blvd Del Hipodromo, San Salvador, SS
Free Cancellation
AU$100
Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Museum of Anthropology Dr. David J. Guzman and International ...
Royal Decameron Salinitas - All Inclusive
Royal Decameron Salinitas - All Inclusive
3.0 out of 5.0 Carretera al Litoral Km.84, Acajutla, SO
AU$336
Nestled on the beach, this Acajutla resort is 7.7 mi (12.3 km) from Acajutla Botanical Park and 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Port of Acajutla. Dorada Beach and Cerro ...
Quality Hotel Real Aeropuerto
Quality Hotel Real Aeropuerto
3.5 out of 5.0 KM 40.5 Carretera Al Aeropuerto de, El Salvador, San Luis Talpa, PA
Free Cancellation
AU$169
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 16 miles (25 km) of Walter Thilo Deininger National Park, San Diego Beach and San Marcelino Beach. Costa Del ...
Fairfield by Marriott San Salvador
Fairfield by Marriott San Salvador
3.5 out of 5.0 Contiguo a Centro Comercial La Gran Via, Antiguo Cuscatlan, LI
Free Cancellation
AU$101
Situated in Antiguo Cuscatlan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Cascadas Shopping Mall and La Gran Via Shopping Center. Estadio Cuscatlan and Plaza Merliot ...
Real InterContinental San Salvador at Metrocentro Mall
Real InterContinental San Salvador at Metrocentro Mall
4.5 out of 5.0 Blvd. de Los Heroes, San Salvador, SS
AU$187
Located in the heart of San Salvador, this luxury hotel is steps from Luis Poma Theater and Metrocentro. National Theater and Estadio Cuscatlan are also within ...
Crowne Plaza Hotel San Salvador
Crowne Plaza Hotel San Salvador
4.0 out of 5.0 89 Av Norte y 11 Calle Poniente, Colonia Escalon, San Salvador, SS
AU$147
Situated in San Salvador, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Plaza Futura, Bicentennial Park and National Museum of Anthropology Dr. David J. Guzman. La Gran ...
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.