Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Just Returned From El Salvador

Jump to last reply

Greetings all,
I've just returned from a three-week trip to El Salvador, including such venues as the Izalco volcano, Montecristo Cloud Forest, many costal regions (Salinitas, Los Cobanos, La Libertad) and Nahuatl Indian villages such as Quisnahuat (that spelling may be off).

My bases of operation were the sprawling capital San Salvador, the very warm western city of Sonsonate, the pleasant city of Santa Ana, and the on-edge town of Zacatecoluca. I spent a minimal amount of cash and ended up haggling over prices quite a bit with local merchants. That alone honed my sloppy spanish like a knife.

If anyone is interested in budget traveling through Central America, El Salvador in particular, or interested in El Salvador in general, I'd be happy to help out with advice and information. And hey, almost any travel situation is bearable if you know what to do: the national airline, Grupo Taca, lost all of my luggage and I had to make my way thorugh El Salvador with only the contents of my carry-on bag. Quite an experience.

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 best places in Baja
  2. 2 cancun
  3. 3 Directly book Manuel Antonio Expeditions? Or just deal with hotel?
  4. 4 MEX to Polanco hotel? Taxi?
  5. 5 Cuernavaca
  6. 6 questions on a few Nicaragua logistics
  7. 7 Please advise re itinerary order - Guanajuato, Queretaro, San Miguel
  8. 8 Riviera Maya Suites in Playa del Carmen or....?
  9. 9 Queretaro or Zacatecas??
  10. 10 Cancun or Playa Del Carmen for boogie boarding and hotel recs
  11. 11 3 wks for Mayan ruins, colonial cities, markets, culture and nature
  12. 12 Shoes for Costa Rica in Nov.
  13. 13 Trip Report Jaco and playa caleta boutique hotel
  14. 14 Costa Rica: easy, non-hiking activities Monte Verde, Corcovado
  15. 15 SIM Card -- Mexico to the USA
  16. 16 Traveling from Roatan to Copan, Honduras
  17. 17 2 week Costa Rica trip
  18. 18 6-7 hour layover w/family in San Salvador
  19. 19 Costa Rica Itinerary-one week. Guanacaste? Arenal?
  20. 20 costa rica logistics
  21. 21 copa de árbol or bosque del cabo (or both!)
  22. 22 Looking for a place similar to Playa Del Carmen
  23. 23 How safe is Roatan, Honduras?
  24. 24 costa rica logistics again
  25. 25 Mexico Trip
View next 25 » Back to the top