A city with many stories and endearing experiences
I was born and raised in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador. This beautiful tropical paradise where I grew up has seen many advancements and changes since I remember. It might not be as friendly for tourists as other budget getaways in other continents, however, as a local, I got to discover the real gold behind the everyday hustle. Additionally, our official currency is the US Dollar, making everything more convenient.
One of the really nice factors to be in San Salvador is that you rarely see big groups of tourists, and this means that your pictures will not be packed with unwanted subjects all the time. Just think about it: clean natural and cultural landscapes ready to share on social media. Pretty neat, isn’t it?
Another unexpected convenience is the closeness of everything inside the country. As long as you have a trusty transport, from the capital you can head to the mountains early in the morning, and then have lunch at the seaside, just to come back for a hearty traditional dinner.
Thirdly, this is a cultural jewel for backpackers. If you are into budget traveling, San Salvador is a really affordable city to be in. You can learn about the cold war in Latin America, about our civil war, the indigenous tribes once living in our territory, modern art, and the colonial heritage without spending significant amounts of money in museums or exhibitions.
These reasons are just a few of many to justify a proper trip to El Salvador, and spend some time in the capital city, sometimes overlooked by visitors. I have created a nice bucket list of things to do and places to be in San Salvador that is published in Travelista Club. For more details, you can see the article here.