Things to do in San Salvador

Top Things to Do in San Salvador

Things to Do in San Salvador

Top Attractions in San Salvador

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What travellers are saying

  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN1 407 contributions
    Wonderful experience. Rode an Uber up to the top. Make sure you arrange for your driver to wait since there is no cell service at the top of the volcano. Better yet invite him to hike with you as we did. It is a short mildly strenuous hike from the parking lot to the several overlooks at the top providing amazing views of San Salvador Volcano. We spent 30-40 minutes hiking. The drive up to Boqueron is also quite spectacular with great views of the city of San Salvador. There are also many restaurants and cafes along the way and at the top to grab a bite or a drink and shopping opportunities at the top with vendors selling souvenirs and locally made goods.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Asim A
    Chicago, IL124 contributions
    This is a Church which should be on the list of all the tourist visiting El Salvador. My guide took me to this beautiful Church.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • packedandready2go
    California783 contributions
    Though the site is small compared to some other world famous ruins, it is well laid out. The ruins are well preserved and well displayed. As a bonus we saw some exotic birds while visiting the ruins.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Wei2Yue
    Montreal, Canada92 contributions
    Let me preface by saying that I usually dislike botanical gardens and parks that are within the city. While the Jardin Botanico in San Salvador wasn’t big I’ve spent an amazing 2 hours there. The garden is well kept with some smaller ponds as well. Lot’s of tropical plants and flowers, but the highlight is certainly the amount of animals, ranging from exotic birds to iguanas, lizards, turtles, agoutis and many more. I went during the week and it wasn’t crowded. I can highly recommend this small park to anyone interested in nature and animals.
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19 375 contributions
    This was definitely the spot to be at night, as there were so many restaurants and bars everywhere. The atmosphere was very cool, and it felt safe all around.
    Written 4 December 2020
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  • Julio E
    Littleton, CO26 contributions
    Love this place, used to come here when i was little, now i was able to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the park and the food as well.
    Written 10 January 2020
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  • Antonio M
    Copenhagen, Denmark45 contributions
    El Salvador has been known for its excellence in the production of coffee beans, later known in the newspapers for its horrific civil war, now also positions itself in the art world!
    The museum has a lot of artwork but unfortunately, all the descriptions are available only in Spanish. The souvenir shop is very small and we did not find any interpretations of the paintings such as postcards or magnets.
    Written 4 May 2020
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  • WhiteMouseBurrow
    Moscow, Russia2 343 contributions
    An impressive monumental building, it cannot be said that it is an architectural masterpiece, but it makes an impression. Unfortunately failed to get inside.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, NY745 contributions
    Went into a lancha (motor boat) to go into the center of the lake and learn about the history and feel the heat of the water where the magma underneath the lake still heats the lake (noticeably so). Plenty of restaurants and kids activities in this area as well.

    Restrooms are relatively clean - 25c/use.
    Written 4 June 2021
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  • BGBeverlyhills
    Beverly Hills, CA48 contributions
    It’s historically important, and the guide was quite informative. It’s sort of like a museum as it does not operate as a bureaucratic government office.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Miles Archer
    Boca Raton, FL7 170 contributions
    Pre-Columbian artifacts, Mayan, on display. So are Colonial period exhibits. Not extensive but interesting and informative. I've been to some Mayan sites, but I have others I want to visit, including Copan. This museum is a must if you have any interest in Mesoamerican culture and history.
    Written 9 July 2021
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN1 407 contributions
    A trip to the top of Volcan San Salvador and El Boqueron National Park is a must if visiting San Salvador. It is a 30 minute Uber ride from the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador. Make sure you arrange for the driver to wait or return as there is no cell service at the top. It is a short mildly strenuous hike from the parking lot to the overlooks of the crater at the top of the volcano. We spent about 30-40 minutes hiking at the top. Great views of San Salvador from the road up to the top. Plenty of restaurants and cafes with spectacular views along the road to the volcano and at the top.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Purchasing2000
    Miami, FL101 contributions
    Located in the same location as when it was operating. It offers free parking. It sure brings back memories. It nice, clean and organized. You get the chance to see different locomotives that were us us through the years...call in advance to find out the exact time the train tour is on. You get to ride the train around the facility for about 15 minutes. This ride cost $1.00 in addition to the $1.00 you pay to get in.
    Written 24 September 2019
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  • mau
    San Salvador, El Salvador17 contributions
    Great place, amazing price, tons of things to do from getting on and Airplane to painting a car... Loved it
    Written 16 October 2019
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19 375 contributions
    Really neat design, with a Gothic look about it. Reminded me of some of the churches in Prague and Budapest. The inside is also really pretty with some great artwork. They also have the head of Jesus from a statue that crumpled down during their last major earthquake.
    Written 4 December 2020
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