San Salvador

San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, is one of the cities with more commercial movement in Central America.

Its population reached 2 million by 2004, which is in the "Big San Salvador" as it is known and which also includes the neighboring municipalities of Soyapango (most populated one), Ilopango and Mejicanos, among others.

San Salvador is growing at a very fast pace; there are many new buildings, one of the biggest malls in Central America, a convention center where the international fair is held every other year, etc.

You can visit the museums of Anthropology, Children's Museum "Tin Marin", aviation, military, science, natural history and zoo, among others. You can also visit the historic center downtown (preferably during the day), botanical garden, etc.

After having seen the San Salvador during the day, we suggest you go out for dinner to any of its many restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisine from typical meals to International, gourmet food.

The nightlife includes dancing at discos or simply enjoying live music performances, specially around the "Zona Rosa" and at the recently inaugurated malls.

In Downtown San Salvador, you'll find the main square "Morazan", across from the Cathedral, The National Palace, and the National Theater (which in 2001 was severely damaged during the earthquakes).

Local business:

Hotels: Find a hotel in San Salvador ►

San Salvador has all kinds of hotels and hostels

Tour Operator: Tropic El Salvador ►

Tropic El Salvador organizes circuits of Central America.

Tour Operator: El Salvador Divers ►

Welcome to El Salvador Divers

Tour Operator: Salvadorean Tours ►

Let us assist you to discover our impressive El Salvador.

Tour Operator: Magic Tours El Salvador ►

Group tourism, luxury transportation, affordable prices

Tour Operator: InterTours ►

Build your Own El Salvador vacation

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 de El Salvador ►

Displays a permanent exhibition of Salvadoran art

Museum: Museo de Arte Popular ►

Presents expressions of Salvadoran popular art

Museum: Museo de Historia Militar ►

Exhibit historical military objects

Museum: Museo Nacional de AntropologĂ­a ►

Anthropology museum with exhibits on Salvadoran history

Museum: Museo de Escultura Enrique SalaverrĂ­a ►

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

Car Rentals: EP Renta Car ►

Car rentals with sedans starting as low as $20/day

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