A paradise in Central America
The Central American Republic of El Salvador is located on the Pacific coast south of Honduras, with Nicaragua to the east and Guatemala to the west. With an area of 200 square kilometers it is considered to be the smallest country in continental America, with a population of about six million inhabitants also as one of the most densely populated.
The variety of environments in El Salvador and its small size makes it a very special place for travelers, due to the proximity to its various natural attractions, tourists have the opportunity to visit mountains, lakes, volcanoes, lagoons and the Pacific coast in a single day.
The country is divided into 14 departments, and in three geographical areas, the eastern, the central region and the region in the west. The international airport of Comalapa (SAL) is located in the center of the country, about 40 kilometers south of the capital San Salvador.
how to get there
For international travelers there are different ways of land access and flight available from major cities in the United States and Latin America. There are flights from Washington, DC, Avianca and Aeromexico, as well as flights from Spain with Iberia and Latin America, with flights from Washington, New York, Miami and Los Angeles. You also can check inner flights with the new low budget airline Volaris.
If your plan is the adventure and backpacking for this region the shuttle buses company are the best options, you can take this buses direct from your hotel at the different destinations in the different countries. The shuttle buses connect Antigua Guatemala, Copan Ruins, Bay Island, Playa El Tunco, Leon and Granada in Nicaragua.
There are also big buses services from the main cities of Central America, Guatemala City, Tegusigalpa, San Pedro Sula in Honduras, Managua and San Jose Costa Rica. Companies like Ticabus, Kingquality and Transportes del Sol available.