On an average, flight from Heathrow to El Salvador (SAL) is covered in 7 hours and 6 minutes which also includes a brief stopover. The most popular stopover points on flights to El Salvador are Miami, Texas and Toronto.
Currently, there are no direct flights from Heathrow to El Salvador. Although, flight connections are favourable with short flight distance.
There are only two international airports in the tiny Latin American nation of El Salvador. They are as follows.
Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL) is located in San Salvador and is 30 kilometres south of the city centre. The Airport is the third busiest airport in Central America and last year served 3 million passengers. The single runway of the airport is 3.2 kilometres long.
The Ilopango International Airport (ILS) is located 30 kilometres north of the city of El Salvador. The airport can only handle small aircraft and has a 2.2-kilometre runway. In 2017, the airport served about half a million passengers in their travels.
The best time to book a flight for El Salvador is in July. July falls right in the middle of the rainy season. The flights are turbulent, and the traffic is low that is why the fares tend to be cheap at this time of the year. As a rule of thumb, try to book your flights three months before departure.
British passport holders can stay in El Salvador for up to 90 days without a visa. In case the British citizen needs to remain in the country further, an application can be made at the Salvadoran immigration department, in San Salvador, to sanction the extension.
El Salvador does not have great variation in temperature. The country has two seasons; one wet and the other dry. The wet season begins in April and continues till November. The dry season, however, starts from May and remains until November. The best time to visit El Salvador is in November and December when the rains have seized and the country is still green, before the long dry season. Surfers often come to El Salvador in the rainy season though, for the high tides, but beginners feel more comfortable learning surfing in November also.
El Salvador actually means the “land of the Saviour”. The country is built on the unshakable foundation of the faith in God. This reflects greatly in the architecture of the buildings and the landmarks that dot all over El Salvador.
EL Salvador celebrates its festivals in a true Latin American fashion. The colours of Christianity are illuminated with the costumes of old traditions when El Salvador comes out to dance in her streets.
Unfortunately, the transportation system of the country as a whole is not as advanced. Half of the roads of the country are not paved, and usually, cause a bumpy ride. There are no mass transit systems available in the country; however, cheap and easy travel through buses is available in the country.
There are many five star hotels in El Salvador. Choose your pick.