Here you’ll find some resources that may make your visit to El Salvador easier

Useful Information

General facts.

27 interesting facts about El Salvador

Our National Anthem

Map of El Salvador

Ministerio de Turismo (Official Tourism Board)


Migration and Inmigration Official Authority (DGME)

Requirements to enter El Salvador, visas, tourist cards, etc.

Coming from abroad.

Borders, airports and ports

Airlines serving El Salvador

To/from Guatemala and Honduras: international bus lines such as Pullmantur, Del Sol, Tica BusPlatinum.

To/from Nicaragua: Ruta del Golfo

Puerto Bus (Regular class international buses).

Money, currency and tipping.

Banks and ATM

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.

Diplomatic offices of El Salvador in the world

Foreign diplomatic offices in El Salvador

Useful numbers.

Emergency: 911

Handy numbers

Local transportation

El Salvador road map

San Salvador metropolitan area road map

Distances between cities, villages, etc. calculator

Taxis Acacya 2271-4937

Intercity bus stations in San Salvador: Terminal de Oriente, Terminal de Occidente, Terminal del Sur,


Weather in San Salvador

Real time rain radar

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)

Temperature chart

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