El Salvador: Not Just a Haven for Surfers
With 190 miles of coast, replete with warm, sandy beaches that are considered amongst the best in the world by surfers, San Salvador ought to be more renowned. Beachfront property here is inexpensive…you can buy villas just a few steps from the blue Pacific Ocean for less than $100,000.
But El Salvador has more to offer than just its stunning coast-line. With the cosmopolitan capital San Salvador, and an interior that includes volcanoes, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls—this little country has plenty to offer those in search of unspoiled natural beauty.
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- Population: 6,108,590
- Capital City: San Salvador
- Climate: Tropical on coast, temperate in uplands
- Time Zone: GMT-6
- Language: Spanish (official)
- Country Code: 503
- Location: Central America, bordering the North Pacific, between Honduras and Guatema
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