El Salvador

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Travel information about El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest nation and with no coastline at the Caribbean. It is also called the “Land of Volcanoes”. The total area is 21,041 km2 (8,124 sq mi) and a population of approximately 6,344,722. El Salvador has over 300 rivers and the most important is the Rio Lempa that originates in Guatemala which is the only navigable river.

Capital city of El Salvador: San Salvador

Closest neighbors to El Salvador: Neighboring countries are Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Best times to visit El Salvador: December is the best time to travel to El Salvador because the rainy season has just ended and the grass is still green from the recent rain and the air is clean and fresh. March to November is the best time to surf, and wildlife-watching happens at dry season.

How to get to El Salvador: There are direct flights from the US, Central and South America to El Salvador. It takes 15 hours to travel from London to El Salvador including stopover, and 5 hours from New York.

Visa requirements for El Salvador: No need for a visa for US nationals just a passport upon entry to El Salvador or a Salvadoran visa which is valid for 90 days.

Currency of El Salvador: United States dollar (USD)

Official Language of El Salvador: Spanish is the official language of El Salvador.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in El Salvador

There are 1 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in El Salvador and 6 on their tentative list.

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

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