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Although El Salvador is small, it certainly doesn't lack for passion. Hit by hardship after hardship over the past century (earthquakes, civil war, crime, gang warfare), El Salvador has somehow persevered. Intrepid travelers willing to make the trek will have the Pacific coast beaches, cloud forests and pulsating city of San Salvador much to themselves. Although surfers know some of the world's best surfing beaches are here, El Salvador's newest visitors, those looking for eco-lodges and sustainable travel, head into the interior, where volcanoes, forests, waterfalls, rivers and wildlife abound. Colonial Suchitoto, the feather in the country's cap, is replete with graceful churches and cobblestone roads. The San Andres Archaeological Site ... Read more
and the Joya del Cerén offer Mayan ruins without the tour buses. And everywhere you go, you'll find the delicious Salvadoran pupusa, a thick corn tortilla usually filled with white cheese, refried beans or meat.
The rainy season (May - October) generally brings the coolest temperatures of the year to El Salvador, while the dry season (November - April) brings the warmest. What these temperatures are varies greatly by region. The coast is hot and can see peaks in the 90s (above 32°C), while the interior is more temperate and the high altitude mountain region is cool all year. When to visit depends greatly on your itinerary. If you are an advanced surfer, the waves are better during the rainy season (although beginners and bluffers should aim for the calmer waters of dry season). Many national parks close during the rainy season, so if you want to check out the country’s diverse fauna, it’s best to travel when it is dry.
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