A paradise in Central America
The Central American Republic of El Salvador is located at the Pacific Coast south of Honduras, with Nicaragua to the east and Guatemala to the west. It has an area of 20,041 square kilometers, and it is considered the smallest country in the American Continent. It has a population of about 6.3 million inhabitants, and it's also one of the most densely populated countries in America.
The variety of physical environments in El Salvador, plus its small country size, equals to a very special place for travelers, mostly because of the proximity of its various natural attractions. Tourists have the opportunity to visit mountains, lakes, volcanoes, lagoons, and the beautiful beaches at the Pacific coast in a single day.
The country is divided into 14 departments, states, or cantons, and in 3 geographical areas, the Eastern Region, the Central Region, and the Western Region. The international airport of Comalapa (SAL) is located in the Center Region, in the Department of La Paz, about 40 kilometers south from the country's capital, San Salvador.
how to get there:.
For international travelers there are different routes of access to the country, either through land, or air. from major cities in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. There are flights from Washington, DC, New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles through Avianca and Aeromexico, as well as flights from Spain with Iberia. Also flights from South America through Avianca. Volaris it's a new airline, a low budget one, that connects some cities form the United States, and Mexico with Central America, they have their own website, and it would be a good idea to check it out, if you want to avoid long periods of being sat through the day.
There are bus and shuttle services from the main cities in Central America. Specifically from Guatemala City, Tegusigalpa, San Pedro Sula in Honduras; Managua in Nicaragua, and San Jose in Costa Rica. Private bus companies such as Tica Bus, King Quality and Transportes del Sol are available. Also there are private shuttles leaving and connecting the region, from Antigua Guatemala, Copan Ruins and Bay Islands in Honduras, Playa El Tunco in El Salvador; and Leon and Granada in Nicaragua everyday. You can contact us for more information on itineraries from the different bus and shuttles companies.