El Salvador Fast Facts

El Salvador

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

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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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In Pictures: The 5 Most Charming Colonial Cities of Latin America

In Pictures: The 5 Most Charming Colonial Cities of Latin America

Countries
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June 15, 2016

As they conquered and colonized Latin America, the Spanish conquistadors—and later settlers—certainly left their mark. Using the old cities of Spain as a model, they built imposing cathedrals, well-tended public squares, large homes, and other structures. Throughout the region, from Mexico to Argentina, and everywhere in between, you can find these historic districts often covering dozens of city blocks, full of ornate buildings.

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