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San Salvador airport layover question

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San Salvador airport layover question

Had choice of 4 plane changes or 7 hour lay over in San Salvador I chose the latter.

What can I do with 7 hours? is my choice something or nothing.

Place to eat etc any advice welcomed

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1. Re: San Salvador airport layover question

Same boat as you Moses2. Would like to know of the hotel options near the airport for a one night stopover - preferably within reason $$

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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4. Re: San Salvador airport layover question

Hello,

I'm in the same boat too...8 hour layover from 7:30am-3:30pm. My command on Spanish is pretty weak. Is it easy to get from the airport to the beach and back? What would you recommend? Also, are there tour company kiosks at the airport, so I could decide on the fly?

Thanks!

Siddharth

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5. Re: San Salvador airport layover question

I'm in the same situation as everyone else. From what I can tell on the Lonely Planet forums, one simply has to take a very cheap and roughly 70 minute bus ride to get to La Libertad from the airport. Taxis are obviously faster but cost $30 (and more?)

from what i can tell from google maps, there isn't much around the airport itself.

San Salvador seems to be about 40 minutes by taxi and also is accessible by cheap local and slow bus.

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6. Re: San Salvador airport layover question

Well having just been there I had my answer. It cost 50 bucks to leave and come back into airport. There is nothing and I mean nothing but a subway, a bunch of junk shops and a couple coffee places. So either be prepared to pay that exta $50 or bring something to entrain yourself. As for me I met a nice young man on his way to Australia to study IT and he was actually going to be in a class at Melbourne Uiv taught by a good friend of mine so we chatted for the 4+ hours he had between planes. This is what I think makes travel a great experience.

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There is nothing to do in the airport, but leaving is going to cost a little bit. I'd bring a good book (there are no good book shops in the airport), or a couple movies to watch.

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10. Re: San Salvador airport layover question

La Libertad beaches for a nice seafood lunch and dinner. If done on your own negotiate with the taxi driver so he will wait, invite him to lunch, many times they double as driver guides and many speak English. By taxi to the La Libertad beaches and back should run between $50-$60- For a longer layover contact any of the smaller tour companies to arrange your time the best possible. Don't forget to calculate about 30-40 minutes to get through customs and your time to get checked in before your out going flight(1-2 hours).

Options for a short layover with a driver/guide or private tour company would be 1) City tour(historic, museums, shopping, Boquerón volcano, Puerto de diablo) 2) Volcano tour to Cerro Verde with lunch at Lake Coatepeque, 3) Mayan sites(not open on Mondays), 4)Beaches, 5) for longer layovers, Ruta de Flores, 6) Barra de Santiago Mangrove tour, 7) Suchitoto.

If you want more details and or recommendations fro local tour guides PM me.

Enjoy you trip.

Robert Broz Moran