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A glimpse of El Salvador will make you think that it is a little bit of everything of America. As a country located in Central America, with portions of it located in North America, El Salvador is home to luscious tropical awesomeness. Its pre-industrial national park and pristine volcanic lakes tops the nation’s natural wonders, which consists of about 25 volcanoes and 14 lakes. It also has three large cities, namely San Salvador, the national capital located in the central region, Santa Ana in the west, and San Miguel in the east.

As the capital of El Salvador, you can do many things in San Salvador. Geographically speaking, it lays in the Valle de las Hamacas which literally translates to Valley of the hammocks, located beneath the San Salvador volcano. Despite this, you will find San Salvador a bustling capital to visit, with its wide avenues and boulevards, which include the two widest boulevards in Central America, the Boulevard de los Proceres and Boulevard de los Heroes. In San Salvador, you can also visit the two most important museums, the Museo David J Guzman National Museum of Anthropology, which contains a variety of Mayan and Pipil artefacts, and the Museo de Arte MARTE, which displays an extensive collection of international art. Both museums can be reached upon going to the Zona Rosa district. At night, the Zona Rosa transforms into a trendy night spot to visit. Some of the best hotels in the city can be found on this district, which includes the Sheraton Presidente and the luxurious hotels of Central America and the Hilton Princess.

The second largest city in El Salvador, Santa Ana is also notable for its agricultural importance and coffee production. Its plantations, which are locally called fincas, almost cover the land outside town all the way up the hills. Its historic centre is one of the best preserved architecture in El Salvador, which includes the Cathedral of Santa Ana and its theatre counterpart, the Teatro de Santa Ana. Notably, most of the visitors flock the city to see the Cathedral and the Theatre. You should also take time to see its classic colonial town that has four churches in it, strategically located to form the Christian cross. The four churches include the notable Cathedral of Santa Ana, followed by Iglesia El Calvario, Iglesia Catolica El Carmen, and Parroquia San Lorenzo.

How to get around within El Salvador

From the airport to the city proper, you can hail a taxi which will take you to your desired destination anywhere in the city. If you want to reach other parts of the country, you can opt to take a bus, since numerous buses traverse the highways of the country. You can simply ask the local cobrador as to where you should opt to ride if you want to reach a desired destination. You can also opt to rent a car from rental car agencies if you want to drive and see the country to yourself. Take note that El Salvador is not a square type of city, and its long avenues makes walking an unpopular option. Unless of course you are in Zona Rosa, ditch the thought and just get behind the wheels.

How to get there

To reach San Salvador, you have to fly into the San Salvador International Airport, located approximately 50km south of San Salvador. It is being served by a number of airlines such as Air Canada, American Airlines, Avianca, Delta Airlines, Spirit Airlines, TACA, United Airlines, and US Airways. The aforementioned airlines fly from destinations such as Houston, Miami, Panama City, Medellin, Cali, San Francisco, Tegucigalpa, Mexico City, Guatemala City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Managua, Washington, San Francisco, San Pedro Sula, and New York.  

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