• From Europe Iberia Airlines offers a triangular flight to El Salvador from Europe, making a stop in Guatemala.   There are... VIEW

    Iberia Airlines offers a triangular flight to El Salvador from Europe, making a stop in Guatemala.

     

    There are also flights to Central America, so you can make connections from the region with Avianca Taca Airlines or, if you prefer, connect by sea or land.

     

    Flights from Europe:

     

    Iberia Airlines has 4 weekly flights to El Salvador: on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. visit: www.iberia.com.

     

    Avianca Taca Airlines has daily flights with frequent departures connecting the 7 countries of Central America and offering excellent service.

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: : www.aviancataca.com

     

    Stopover in the USA:

     

    Several airlines fly to El Salvador, including American Airlines (http://www.aa.com), Delta (www.delta.com), United Airlines (www.united.com) and Spirit (www.spirit.com).

  • From CentroAmerica INTER-REGIONAL   You can travel from El Salvador to the other countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica,... VIEW

    INTER-REGIONAL

     

    You can travel from El Salvador to the other countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panamá):

     

    By air:

    There are frequent daily flights connecting the seven countries of the region, offering excellent service. 

     

    Avianca Taca Airlines: has daily flights with frequent departures to the seven countries of the region, offering excellent service.

          To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.aviancataca.com

     

    Copa Airlines: has flights connecting El Salvador with Panamá.

                    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at:  http://www.copaair.com

     

     

    By Sea:

     

    You can travel between El Salvador and Nicaragua across the Gulf of Fonseca from port La Unión, to port Otosí. (http://crucedelgolfo.com/)

     

    By land:

     

    Another possibility for travelling from El Salvador to the other countries of Central America is by motor coach. Several companies provide this service:

     

    Pullmantur: connects El Salvador with Honduras and Guatemala.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.pullmantur.com

     

    Buses del Sol: connects El Salvador to Nicaragua and Guatemala. To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at:  www.busesdelsol.com

     

  • Inside El Salvador By air:   The International Airport of El Salvador, in Comalapa, is 45 km from the capital. However, because of... VIEW

    By air:

     

    The International Airport of El Salvador, in Comalapa, is 45 km from the capital. However, because of the minute size of the country and the short distances between destinations, there are no local airlines with regularly scheduled flights, but you can rent helicopter or light plane services at will (www.privejets.com)

     

    By sea:

     

    El Salvador has two cruise ship ports (Acajutla and Cutuco) and 2 ports for small craft (La Libertad and La Unión).

     

    Several cruise lines visit El Salvador including MS Europa (http://www.hl-cruises.com/ships/ms-europa/) and the HMS Balmoral Cruiser Fred Olsen (http://www.fredolsencruises.com/).

     

    By land:

     

    The Inter-American Highway runs through El Salvador from west to east, connecting the borders with Guatemala and Honduras, respectively. It also connects some of the principal tourist attractions, such as the colonial cities of Suchitoto and Santa Ana, the Ilopango and Coatepeque Lakes, the archaeological sites at Joya del Cerén, Tazumal and Casa Blanca.

     

    The country has a highway network of over 15,000 km, including several routes such as the Comapala, the North, the South Sur and the Oro Highways.

     

    Its roadways facilitate access to the tourist spots, so you can rent a vehicle or use the motor coach companies that travel to the principal cities of El Salvador:

     

    - Línea Ejecutiva (www.lineaejecutiva.com.sv),

    - Transportes JAP (http://transportesjap.com/transporte_turistico.aspx).

     

    If you prefer to Rent a vehicle, numerous national and international companies offer this service. To name a few:

     

    - Europcar (http://www.europcar.co.cr),

    - Avis (http://www.avis.co.cr/),

    - Budget (http://www.budget.co.cr),

    - Alamo (www.alamoelsalvador.com),

    - Benelux car (http://www.beneluxcar.es).

     

    Details to take into consideration when renting a vehicle:

     

    -Minimum age for renting a vehicle is 25.

    -Documents needed to rent a vehicle: passport, driver’s license and credit card.

    -You will be required to make a deposit. The amount depends on the type of vehicle that you rent and can vary from $1,200 to $2,500.

    -The cost for additional drivers is $5 per day plus taxes, and each will have to present his/her valid driver’s license to Buenos Aires added to the contract.

    -The vehicle may be used to travel to Guatemala and Honduras, with the prior issue of an exit permit for $70.00 plus taxes. And the deductible plus rent will be charged to your credit card.

    -The vehicle must be returned with the gas tank full and in the same condition, or you will be charged for the difference.

    -Obligatory insurance: a) insurance against collision or overturn and b) third party damages insurance. You may decline other types of insurance: c) personal damage insurance and d) tire and windshield insurance. -You may request GPS for an additional $10 (plus taxes) per day.

    -Smoking inside the vehicle is not permitted. If you need a taxi from the airport to your hotel, the company Acacya offers this service. (http://www.taxisacacya.com)

     

    How to travel between the main tourist attractions:

     

    Remember the bus companies Línea Ejecutiva and transportes JAP, offer complete tours .

     

    San Salvador- Cerro Verde: Driving to Cerro Verde, you take highway CA-8 through Armenia and you will find a turn-off sign “to Cerro Verde” via highway CA-1. At the turn-off for El Congo turn left or south. Follow the signs to Cerro Verde.

     

    San Salvador- Joya del Cerén: If you wish to drive, take the highway to Opico 125 metres after the bridge over Río Sucio, you will see a turn-off sign indicating the site alongside of the paved road.

     

    San Salvador- La Libertad: toward the East – West highway, there is a road called Port Liberty (Puerto Libertad) road.

     

    San Salvador- Santa Ana: Take the East – West highway and then highway CA-1 to the San Cristóbal border crossing.

     

    San Salvador- Sonsonate: take the East – West highway then highway CA-8.

     

    San Salvador- Suchitoto: Take the East – West highway and continue by the Oro highway to the Inter-American Highway.

     

    San Salvador- Jiquilisco Bay: Take the East – West highway, and continue by the Oro highway to the Inter-American Highway and then the CA-2E highway.

     

    San Salvador- Morazán: Take the East – West highway, and continue by the Oro highway to the Inter-American Highway and then follow the signs toward the Route of Peace.

  • Local Tours

    Information about companies that offer local tours in El Salvador:

     

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