Things to Do in El Salvador

Top El Salvador Attractions

Things to Do in El Salvador

Top Attractions in El Salvador


What travelers are saying

  • gborotraveler
    South Pole239 contributions
    Great place for a day trip out of the city. Quite a drive to get there but the hike up to the crate is worth the amazing views. It’s moderate to medium hike. Trail is pretty steep and the stapes are pretty uneven and old. But the views at the top amazing. Also increase in elevation it is a bit cooler up on the volcano. Lots of booths and a few restaurants at the parking lot. Admission was two dollars us for oforeigners. Best spent entire trip.
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • DesertRose
    177 contributions
    This is a must see if you are in San Salvador.
    If I hadn't looked it up before hand I would have wondered what my guide was thinking as the outside is very plain indeed but as soon as you enter you will see what the hype is about.
    Not only the lighting but the sculptures are like nothing else I have seen anywhere.
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Chris R
    Boston, MA2 contributions
    Incredible! Must see. A great hike. Amazing way to see the natural beauty of El Salvador. The color and monstrosity of the volcano is so impressive. On a clear day you can see the ocean!
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • DesertRose
    177 contributions
    While this isn't as imposing as many other ruins it is impressive in it's own right for giving a different perspective on Myan culture and certainly is worth a stop.
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • AfricaAtNewYears
    Island of Malta, Malta364 contributions
    Malecon impassable to the west due to construction. Early mornings show lots of fishing boat launches and preparing fish for drying.
    Written March 17, 2020
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  • Thalia
    San Antonio, TX2 contributions
    Such a great garden! It also has a nursery where you can purchase plants.

    It is in the middle of an industrial park with tight parking. I would advise getting there before 1pm to avoid not finding parking.
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,433 contributions
    This was definitely the spot to be at night, as there were so many restaurants and bars everywhere. The atmosphere was very cool, and it felt safe all around.
    Written December 4, 2020
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  • bucketlisttravellers
    Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
    El Sunzul is the next beach along from El Tunco and is a 20 minute walk down the road. There are a few nice hostels near here.
    The beach is a black sand beach and there are a lot of rocks to walk over before you get to the sand. There is a cave on one end of the beach which the ocean enters and recedes from with each passing wave.
    There are some restaurants along the beach, but the area was pretty quiet when we were there on a weekday afternoon. We enjoyed swimming here and watching the locals play beach soccer.
    Written February 27, 2020
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN1,581 contributions
    After hiking Volcan Santa Ana, we stopped at one of the many restaurants overlooking this beautiful lake to have a drink Even though it was cloudy and the weather obscured the mountains and volcanoes in the distance, it was still a spectacular sight. Would love to return in the dry season and get out on a boat on the lake
    Written January 13, 2022
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN1,581 contributions
    Beautiful region. It was about a 90 min drive from San Salvador and I came up here on a personal guided tour with Centro America Tours. My guide Benjamin was excellent. The hike to the top of the Santa Ana Volcano was the highlight of my stay in El Salvador. My guide on the trail Herzon was great. 4 mile round trip hike that was moderately strenuous but beautiful views along the way including of the nearby Izalco Volcano. Sights and smells of the active volcano when we reached the top were awesome. Didn't see too much wildlife when visiting but it was midday. There is also an observation point with views of Lake Coatepque in the park. It was clouding up at this point in the afternoon but I could imagine this would be beautiful from photos that I've seen.
    Written January 12, 2022
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  • Julio E
    Littleton, CO26 contributions
    Love this place, used to come here when i was little, now i was able to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the park and the food as well.
    Written January 10, 2020
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  • Antonio M
    Copenhagen, Denmark45 contributions
    El Salvador has been known for its excellence in the production of coffee beans, later known in the newspapers for its horrific civil war, now also positions itself in the art world!
    The museum has a lot of artwork but unfortunately, all the descriptions are available only in Spanish. The souvenir shop is very small and we did not find any interpretations of the paintings such as postcards or magnets.
    Written May 4, 2020
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  • WhiteMouseBurrow
    Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
    An impressive monumental building, it cannot be said that it is an architectural masterpiece, but it makes an impression. Unfortunately failed to get inside.
    Written March 13, 2020
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, NY848 contributions
    Went into a lancha (motor boat) to go into the center of the lake and learn about the history and feel the heat of the water where the magma underneath the lake still heats the lake (noticeably so). Plenty of restaurants and kids activities in this area as well.

    Restrooms are relatively clean - 25c/use.
    Written June 4, 2021
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  • MrF
    1 contribution
    Fresh cold water with lots of tiny fish nipping your feet. It’s a shame the recent storm destroyed it.
    Written September 9, 2020
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