Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2021
Reviewed on Nov. 2, 2020
Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2021
El Salvador might be the smallest country in Central America, but there’s a huge number of reasons to visit. Known as the Land of Volcanoes (it has around 20 of them), it’s the perfect place for nature lovers.
Expedia is a one-stop shop when it comes to booking your flights, hotel and extras. And with our El Salvador Vacation Packages, you can save a pretty penny too. You can also add car rental and tours to your package. With the money you save, why wouldn’t you? A tour to Boqueron Volcano or the Mayan ruins of Tazumal will make your trip even more unforgettable.
Day 1-2: Fly into El Salvador International Airport and start your adventure in the capital, San Salvador. Explore the city’s best attractions, such as the National Palace, Plaza Libertad and El Rosario Church.
Day 3: Get behind the wheel of your rental car and cruise northwest for around an hour to the Joya de Ceren and San Andres Mayan archaeological sites. Wander around the ruins and learn more about this mysterious ancient civilisation.
Day 4-5: Continue to Cerro Verde National Park to experience some of the country’s spectacular nature. Hike breathtaking trails to the Santa Ana and Izalco volcanoes and then try some water sports at nearby Lake Coatepeque, a large crater lake.
September 15 is Independence Day, an important event for Salvadorans. It’s celebrated around the country with parades of soldiers on horseback, marching bands and fireworks. Families gather to eat a traditional meal that usually includes “pupusas” (corn cakes) — the national dish.
For travellers who like to just turn up and have everything taken care of, our El Salvador All Inclusive Hotels will tempt you.
Effortlessly hip, stunningly gorgeous and surprisingly hushed: El Salvador is one of those places that turns vacationers into ex-pats. Tourists frequently skip its sights in favor of well-trodden Costa Rica, but there’s so much to love about this Central American country. Surf-ready swells crash against the shore. Volcanoes tower in the distance. Laid-back locals abound in the villages, and few globe-trotters leave without having made at least a few new friends. It’s all part and parcel of the best El Salvador vacations.
The country may be Central America’s smallest, but it’s packed with must-see cities and villages. Whether you’re planning to tour the entire area or simply want to hop around the can’t-miss sights, start your El Salvador vacation in the capital city of San Salvador. This is the country’s cultural center, and the El Salvador vacation packages here let you tour the tree-lined boulevards, stately monuments and archeological museums. Make sure to visit the towering Los Planes de Renderos for a panoramic view of the hectic downtown area, and then settle in for dinner at one of the local seafood spots.
If adventurous journeys are your cup of tea, head to San Miguel. As El Salvador’s third-largest city, this sprawling area encompasses an array of natural wonders and remote beaches. Hike the San Miguel volcano, tour the deep-blue waters of Lake Olomega, or try your hand at paddleboarding at Intipuca Beach. It’s the ideal El Salvador vacation for the thrill-seekers among us.
For a quintessential San Miguel experience, book a room at an El Salvador all inclusive resort near Playa Los Flores. Situated next to the rich sands of El Cuco, this chilled-out area is often considered to be the country’s best surfing spot, and you’ll be able to catch a few waves and chat up the locals at one of the beach bars. Who knows? You might get the inside scoop on a nearby apartment and decide that the paradise of El Salvador is too beautiful to leave. That’s the power of El Salvador all inclusive vacations.