El Salvador

El Salvador Overview

El Salvador is the smallest Central American country in area. But it ranks as the third largest country in population in Central America. Only Guatemala and Honduras have more people. El Salvador is a tropical land of rugged mountains, cone-shaped volcanoes, green valleys, and scenic lakes. The Pacific Ocean lies to its south, Guatemala to its northwest, and Honduras to its northeast.

CLIMATE

El Salvador has a tropical climate that varies slightly from area to area because of differences in altitude. Year  round temperatures range from 80° F (27° C) in Acajutla along the coast to 73° F (23° C) in Santa Ana in the mountains.

Showers fall every afternoon in the rainy season, which lasts from May to October.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: San Salvador
POPULATION: 7 million
LANGUAGE: Spanish
CURRENCY: US Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 115V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: SV
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +503
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -6