At the foot of the San Salvador Volcano is the capital of El Salvador, a small but densely populated Central American nation. With gorgeous natural landscapes and a tropical climate, San Salvador promises easy access to the city center or its surrounding greenery. There’s no shortage of hostels for budget-conscious travelers, while more upscale hotels are located close to the wealthy suburbs.
Points Of Interest
- Hike up the San Salvador volcanos to take in the beauty of Parque Nacional El Boqueron and the huge crater that sits at the peak. Meaning “wide mouth,” the El Boqueron volcano has an elevation of more than 6,000 feet and has pristine views of the city below.
- El Salvador is littered with churches, but be sure to stop by the Iglesia El Rosario, which boasts an arrangement of stained glass that creates a breathtaking rainbow effect.
Foods To Try In San Salvador
- Ubiquitous and cheap, pupusas are a thick, handmade corn tortilla with various fillings such as cheese or meat. Grilled fresh, they’re a handy snack for travelers on the go.
- Salvadoran quesadillas, unlike their more prolific Mexican counterparts, are actually more like a cheesy poundcake, and can be found in local bakeries.