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Best of San Salvador Guide

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San Salvador
El Salvador's capital, San Salvador, is a modern city of wide boulevards and narrow streets, outdoor markets, government buildings, high-rises, monuments, an exuberant nightlife, museums and other cultural institutions. And all set against the backdrop of San Salvador volcano. The city is surrounded by shantytowns as well as affluent suburbs with restaurants and large shopping malls. Peaceful settings such as the botanic garden of Parque Cuscutlan provide a break from the city's hectic pace.

All things to do » Things to do

Iglesia El Rosario
Iglesia El Rosario
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Attraction type: National Parks
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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Excavation at "Jewel of the Ceren", a pre-Columbian Mayan farming village, that was buried under a volcanic eruption around 600 A.D.
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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Plaza Futura
Plaza Futura
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Conference & Convention Centers; Shopping Malls
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Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo)
Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo)
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Lookouts
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Picasso Stone Flame Oven
Picasso Stone Flame Oven
Ranked #1 of 253 Restaurants in San Salvador
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, European, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Faisca do Brasil
Faisca do Brasil
Ranked #2 of 253 Restaurants in San Salvador
Cuisines: Brazilian, Latin, South American
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Balcones
Los Balcones
Ranked #3 of 253 Restaurants in San Salvador
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, International
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cadejo Brewing Company
Cadejo Brewing Company
Ranked #4 of 253 Restaurants in San Salvador
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Salvadoran
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Pampa Argentina
La Pampa Argentina
Ranked #5 of 253 Restaurants in San Salvador
Cuisines: Argentinean, Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Salvadoran, South American
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hostal Cumbres del Volcan
Hostal Cumbres del Volcan
$10 - $20
Ranked #2 of 43 San Salvador B&B and Inns
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Hotel Tazumal House
2.5 of 5
Hotel Tazumal House
$34 - $50
Ranked #6 of 43 San Salvador B&B and Inns
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Joan's Hostel
Joan's Hostel
$15 - $37
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Villa del Angel Hotel
Villa del Angel Hotel
$67 - $94
Ranked #5 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
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Morrison Hotel de la Escalon
3.0 of 5
Morrison Hotel de la Escalon
$62 - $87
Ranked #7 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
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Hotel Las Magnolias
3.0 of 5
Hotel Las Magnolias
$69 - $88
Ranked #9 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Real InterContinental San Salvador at Metrocentro Mall
4.5 of 5
Real InterContinental San Salvador at Metrocentro Mall
$121 - $255
Ranked #1 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
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Barcelo San Salvador
4.0 of 5
Barcelo San Salvador
$99 - $210
Ranked #3 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
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Sheraton Presidente San Salvador
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Presidente San Salvador
$99 - $259
Ranked #6 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.