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San Salvador El Salvador

INTRODUCTION

Known as “San Sal”, San Salvador is the largest city in El Salvador. It is visited by relatively few foreign tourists, which means visitors can get an authentic look at Salvadoran culture and sights. The city is built on a volcanic slope parallel to the Pacific coast and beneath the San Salvador volcano. The city has a great, extensive bus network that can take visitors anywhere they want to go. While the civil war is still fresh in the minds of many Salvadorans, it is a safe destination for tourists who want to enjoy the year-round warm weather, Mayan communities, colonial churches and natural sites like Lake Ipolango.

HISTORY

San Salvador was established in 1525.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO This city has a hot weather. The coldest months are November, December, January and February. Americanization of Salvadoran culture is everywhere to be witnessed. American-style malls, restaurants, stores are part of the urbanization in the city. Pollution and unsecurity are the main issues in San Salvador.

RESTAURANTS

"Il Buon Gustaio" is an excellent place for great italian food. "Alo Nuestro" is a delicious restaurant where regional food is served.

LODGING

"Courtyard by Marriott San Salvador" is a good and not so expensive choice. "Royal Decameron Salinitas" is a beautiful hotel with great service. If you are looking for less expensive options, visit "Hotel San Mateo", it has an extraordinary service and delicious food.

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