Balboa

Balboa is a Natural Park with a complete and abundant area of vegetation, one of the main ecological reservoirs in El Salvador.

In Balboa there are many entertainment areas where you can practice skating, soccer fields, bike lanes, kids playground, a castle, a labyrinth, among others. There is also a wide dining area where you can enjoy the delicious pupusas with all sort of ingredients, made in a clean environment. The Maiz (corn) food court is a place you shouldn't miss, where many dishes made from corn are served.

The park is visited by many people especially during the weekends because of the many cultural and sport activities organized.

Balboa was opened to public in 1949, and it has a fresh cool climate at 1070 m above sea level; scenic views, rocky formations, and coffee plantations, some stone monuments that resemble parts of our culture.

The Puerta del Diablo (Devil's Doorway) a beautiful natural rocky formation can be observed from the park, with its pathways and natural sight spots.

Local business:

Hotel: Villa del Ángel Hotel ►

Located next to Galerías Escalón Shopping Centre.

Hotel: Hotel Valverde ►

Excellent view of the mountains

Hotel: Hotel Grecia Real ►

Located near the Mall Metrocentro and Colonia Medica

Hotel: Novo Apart Hotel ►

Located two blocks from El Salvador del Mundo.

Hotel: Hotel Alicante ►

Located near the Universidad Centro Americana.

Hotel: San José Hostal ►

Safe, family atmosphere, taxi service, mobile phone rental.

Hotel: Hotel Villa Florencia, Zona Rosa ►

Close to the International Center for Fairs and Conventions.

Hotel: Hotel Tazumal House ►

It is located in San Salvador’s university district.

Hotel: Hotel Terraza ►

Located in Colonia Escalón, San Salvador

Hotel: Hotel San Mateo ►

Near to sports and business centers, and universities

Hotel: Hotel de la Escalón Morrison ►

Located two blocks from the mall Galerías Escalón.

Hotel: Hotel Villa Florencia, Centro Histórico ►

Located 60m from the international station Puerto Bus

Hotel: Hotel Mirador Plaza ►

Located three block from World Trade Center.

Hotel: Holiday Inn San Salvador ►

Located in Santa Elena, close to the US Embassy.

Hotel: Hotel Escalón Plaza ►

Located in Colonia Escalón, San Salvador

Hotel: Hotel Oasis ►

Hotel Oasis - Pleasant family ambiance!

Hotel: Emerald Hotel ►

Located in an area declared a cultural heritage.

Hotel: Hostal Doña Marta ►

An environment as if they were in the countryside

Hotel: Hotel Capital ►

Located close to the UCA, Universidad Centro Americana, San Salvador

Hotel: Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Flor Blanca ►

A mix of beautiful private rooms and shared dorm rooms

Hotel: Real InterContinental San Salvador ►

Located in front of the mall Metrocentro.

Hotel: Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Escalon ►

Offers comfortable accommodations for a variety of travelers

Hotel: Sheraton Presidente San Salvador ►

Located in Colonia San Benito, San Salvador.

Hotel: Hotel Villa Terra ►

Located in Colonia Escalon, San Salvador.

Hotel: Hotel & Casino Siesta ►

Located close to the most modern shopping centers

Tour Operator: Salvadorean Tours ►

Let us assist you to discover our impressive El Salvador.

Tour Operator: Tropic El Salvador ►

Tropic El Salvador organizes circuits of Central America.

Tour Operator: El Salvador Divers ►

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Tour Operator: Magic Tours El Salvador ►

Group tourism, luxury transportation, affordable prices

Express bus: Pullmantur ►

Daily from San Salvador to Guatemala and Honduras

Express bus: Transporte del SOL ►

Express busses from El Salvador to Guatemala and Nicaragua

Express bus: Tica Bus, terminal San Benito ►

From El Salvador to Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

Express bus: Tica Bus, terminal San Carlos ►

From El Salvador to Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

Museum: Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen ►

Rescues cultural elements and history of El Salvador

Museum: Museo de Arte Popular ►

Presents expressions of Salvadoran popular art

Museum: Museo de Historia Militar ►

Exhibit historical military objects

Museum: Museo de Arte de El Salvador ►

Displays a permanent exhibition of Salvadoran art

Museum: Museo Nacional de Antropología ►

Anthropology museum with exhibits on Salvadoran history

Museum: Museo de Escultura Enrique Salaverría ►

Displays more than 80 pieces of work

Theatres: Teatro Luis Poma ►

A small theater with very good presentations

Theatres: Teatro Nacional de San Salvador ►

One of El Salvador most important Theaters

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