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Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

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Plan your trip to San Salvador

Airfare to San Salvador over the next 12 months

The price of flights to San Salvador varies from month to month. The chart below highlights the lowest rates you can expect to pay depending on when you travel.

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San Salvador

El Salvador International Airport

Flight distance to San Salvador 3844 km
Average flight time to San Salvador 05H 50MIN
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San Salvador: the capital city and metropolis of El Salvador

Central America’s second largest city, San Salvador buzzes with activity with its traditional markets and lively squares. Architecturally, the modern blends with the ancient, though many colonial monuments have been destroyed by numerous earthquakes that have devastated the region.

The Metropolitan Cathedral and San Salvador’s other historic monuments

Notable sites to visit in San Salvador include the Metropolitan Cathedral with Byzantine and Roman influences, the neoclassical National Theatre, the magnificent and modern Iglesia El Rosario, the National Palace and the National Museum of Anthropology David J. Guzmán. To escape the city bustle, the splendid La Laguna Botanical Garden is a peaceful oasis.

The Boqueron and Picacho peaks of the San Salvador Volcano

A volcano that bears the same name as the city serves as its backdrop. It is composed of several peaks, including the Boqueron and the Picacho, which can be climbed via hiking trails that offer breathtaking views.

The pre-Hispanic vestiges of Joya de Cerén

Buried under a volcanic eruption around the year 600, the Joya de Cerén archaeological site, the Pompeii of the Americas, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located 25 kilometres from San Salvador, it is well worth the short detour.

Mercado Central and San Salvador’s other markets

Mostly frequented by locals, San Salvador’s Mercado Central is the ideal place to soak up the local atmosphere. For those looking for souvenirs, the craft markets, the oldest of which is located near the Feria Internacional, abound with locally made products, such as hammocks, tablecloths, table runners, clothing, leather and wooden goods, etc.

Pupusa, rigua, atol: local culinary specialties

The national dish, the pupusa is a corn tortilla filled with different ingredients – cheese, squash, pork, spices and beans. The rigua, also corn-based, is served with a banana leaf. The atol, which can be made with cashew nuts, pineapple or corn, is a typical drink.

Restaurants and nightclubs of the Zona Rosa

In the prestigious district of San Benito, the Zona Rosa is the best place to eat to your heart’s content and spend a memorable evening.

The San Salvador airport is the gateway to a country that is well worth discovering and whose natural treasures are its greatest riches.

Weather in San Salvador can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.
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