Here you’ll find some resources that may make your visit to El Salvador easier
Ministerio de Turismo (Official Tourism Board)
Coming from abroad.
To/from Nicaragua: Ruta del Golfo
Puerto Bus (Regular class international buses).
Money, currency and tipping.
10% tip is usually included on your bill only in certain a-la-carte restaurants, coffee shops and food bussines. Always look for the word “propina” at the bottom of the bill. Despite tipping for services is not costumary in other services is always welcome and apreciated.
Comunication, internet and telephone.
Getting a cell phone and a prepaid SIM card is very easy and cheap (as low as $0.10/minute to the U.S. And Canada). You can buy one almost at any shopping mall (there are many cell phone suplies and accesories stores and stands), pharmacy, supermarket, convenience store, grocery store.
Country code: 503.
Land lines and cell phone numbers are usually 8 digits. No area code needed for local calls.
For international calls dial (carrier #*) + 00 + (country code) + (area code) + phone number *”Carrier #” depends on the phone company. It may be 122, 140, 144 etc. If you’re calling from a cell phone you don’t need to dial carrier number (this is your best deal).
There’s easy (and most of the times free) wifi access in restaurants, bars, shopping centers, coffee shops and many bussines.
Embassies and Consulates.
Taxis Acacya 2271-4937
Intercity bus stations in San Salvador: Terminal de Oriente, Terminal de Occidente, Terminal del Sur,
During rainy seasson (“invierno” or “winter”), from May to Octuber, it rains almost every day, specially on the high lands and mountain ranges. During dry seasson (“verano” or “summer”) it almost never rains (some showers on the highlands may drop)