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san salvador layover

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san salvador layover

can anybody tell me what to expect at the San Salvador airport ,whether a 5 hr. layover could be a nightmare,, or opportunity to leave the airport to sight see,or to stay in the airport ,,,thanks

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1. Re: san salvador layover

It would be just easier to stay in the airport. I have transited through there a few times and it's a nice airport. Lots of shops!

The good thing is -- unless you leave the airport, you don't have to go through any passport control or customs or security. You just get off one flight, wander around, and go to the gate for your next flight.

I can't help you with what to do if you leave the airport. You should probably ask this question in the San Salvador forum.

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there isnt much to see outside of comalapa airport. the nearest shops and what not are at least 30-1hr ride away. It's better if you just stay in the airport.

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3. Re: san salvador layover

Airport is pleasant enough, more duty free shops than quality restaurants though.

No customs or immigration to clear, so it's headache free.

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