San Salvador Flights and Travel Guide

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San Salvador

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San Salvador - Introduction

San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America. It lies on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and borders Guatemala and Honduras.

The city of San Salvador is home to approximately 2 million people, and lies in the central part of the country, at the foot of the San Salvador volcano. The valley in which the city is based is known for intense earthquake activity, hence the name, Valley of the Hammocks.

San Salvador was founded by Pedro de Alvarado in 1525 and has a long history but many of its historic buildings have been destroyed in numerous earthquakes. Today San Salvador is a cosmopolitan city with a blend of modern and colonial buildings, wide boulevards and monuments. The more affluent neighborhoods are full of shops, modern hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and cafés, while the outskirts are lined with hundreds of poor shantytowns.

Downtown is home to several prominent public buildings, including The Metropolitan Cathedral, The National Palace, the National Treasury, and the National Theater, as well as the charming colonial church of St Ignatius Loyola. The city is a good base to explore the country, as it is also a major transportation hub.

The country is rich in the diversity of its attractions: volcanoes, beaches, forests and reefs, as well as its Mayan heritage. Luckily, the country is still unclogged by tourism.

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San Salvador - Climate

San Salvador has a tropical climate with two seasons: the rainy is from May to October and the dry from November to April.

January average temperature 23 deg Celsius 10 mm rainfall
February average temperature 23 deg Celsius, 0 mm rainfall
March average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 10 mm rainfall
April average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 30 mm rainfall
May average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 135 mm rainfall
June average temperature 24 deg Celsius, 315 mm rainfall
July average temperature 24 deg Celsius, 282 mm rainfall
August average temperature 24 deg Celsius, 335 mm rainfall
September average temperature 23 deg Celsius, 328 mm rainfall
October average temperature 23 deg Celsius, 216 mm rainfall
November average temperature 23 deg Celsius, 36 mm rainfall
December average temperature 23 deg Celsius, 5 mm rainfall

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San Salvador - When To Go

Peak seasons include Holy Week (Semana Santa), Christmas and August, and the dry season runs from November to April. During these times the prices are higher.

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Wednesday
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Chance of Precip.: 1 %
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Thursday
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