Central El Salvador

San Salvador lies in the "valley of the hammocks," skirted by communities clinging to sloping land and with Maya ruins dotting its fringe. It is also surrounded by steep volcanic peaks that offer hiking opportunities and visits to small artists' towns and coffee fincas (plantations) elevated from the heat. The coast is a short drive to the south; La Libertad, the main port, marks the start of a world-class surf voyage.

Explore Central El Salvador

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Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Central El Salvador.

Top experiences

Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Central El Salvador.