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Population density per square kilometer (highest in Central America).
Number of animal species, of which almost half are butterflies.
Percent of Salvadorans that are mestizo, descendants of Spanish and Indian ancestors.
El Salvador Stories, Information, and Opinion
Although Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras are far more famous for their pre-Colombian sites, history lovers shouldn’t rule out El Salvador. Blogger Eddie Galdamez offers a… Read More »My Four Favorite Pre-Columbian Sites in El Salvador
Where in Central America should you go this Christmas? In the second installment of our “Reasons to Visit Central America at Christmas” series, Eddie Galdamez… Read More »Five Reasons to Visit El Salvador this Christmas
If you’re in El Salvador and looking for a place to get away for the weekend, you could do worse than the colonial town of… Read More »Juayua, El Salvador: The Perfect Weekend Getaway from San Salvador
Looking for ways to restart El Salvador tourism, the government launches destination brand “El Salvador”. In early October, the government of El Salvador launched a… Read More »Kickstarting El Salvador Tourism for a Post-Pandemic World
As El Salvador starts looking towards a post-pandemic future where tourists can travel again, it’s worth checking out some of the activities available in this… Read More »My Four Favorite Volcanoes in El Salvador to Hike Up
In El Salvador, surfing is more than a sport. It’s government policy and a lifeline to boosting tourism and improving the image of the country.… Read More »Surf City: Surfing as Government Policy in El Salvador
Last year, before the COVID-19 pandemic stopped such things, Patricia Trigueros and her friend took a quick trip to El Salvador from Guatemala. Here’s hoping… Read More »A Nostalgic 24-Hour Trip to El Salvador
In the past year, El Salvador has experienced a steep drop in homicides, unseen since the end of the 1980s civil war. What’s happened? Since… Read More »El Salvador’s Murder Rate is Down 59% from 2019. Good for Tourism and Salvadorans.
El Salvador’s second phase of reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic won’t happen on July 7, according to authorities. Health authorities in El… Read More »El Salvador Suspends Scheduled Phase II of Reopening on July 7