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Airlines that operate flights to El Salvador from UK

  • Air Canada
  • Lufthansa
  • British Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic Airlines
  • United Airline
  • American Airlines

How long is the flight to El Salvador from UK?

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.

Are there any direct flights from London to El Salvador?

Currently, there are no direct flights from Heathrow to El Salvador. Although, flight connections are favourable with short flight distance.

What are the major international airports in El Salvador?

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.

What is the best time to book flights for El Salvador?

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.

What are the entry requirements for El Salvador for British travellers?

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.

What is the best time to visit El Salvador?

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.

What are the major landmarks in El Salvador?

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.

  • The Iglesia El Rosario church is the best example of post-colonial Latin architecture. The church has slits of tiny windows on either side of the church. These tiny windows have colour-tinted square window panes, which filter the light from outside and illuminate the insides of the church. An ornate statue of Jesus depicts his passion, showing him dragging the Christ cross.
  • Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park is often referred to as the Pompeii of the Americas. The preserved ruins are of a little Mayan farming village. Approximately 1800 years ago, the volcano near the city, known as, Loma Caldera erupted suddenly and covered the village under 8 meters of ash. The excavation has discovered furniture, utensils and even half-eaten food of the villagers who left the village in a hurry.
  • The Devil's Door or the Puerta del Diablo is abrupt “crack” between two peaks in the mountains north of San Salvadore. It’s a tourist attraction and many enjoy the hike up to those peaks.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in 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.

  • Semana Santa or the Holy week is celebrated in El Salvador with religious fervour. There is a carnival-like atmosphere in the country and people come on to the streets in crowds to celebrate this week. For El Salvador, this week is for the family and loved ones. This week usually begins in mid-March.
  • The 'La Fiesta de las Flores de Panchimalco' or the Flower Festival in Panchimalco is the place to be to watch nature's colours explode everywhere. The tropical city brings forth all the flowers in the country on display and the traditional women wear clothes that rival the colourful month of May.
  • San Miguel Carnival brings the country to a halt. Not because of a strike, but because there are so many parades out on the streets that its impossible to move anywhere without bumping to crowds cheering and dancing in the name of the patron saint of San Salvador, in November. Saint Miguel smile at El Salvador on this day.
What are the transportation options available to tourists within El Salvador?

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.

Which five star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in El Salvador?

There are many five star hotels in El Salvador. Choose your pick.

  • Sal & Luz Hotel Boutique
  • Los Almendros De San Lorenzo
  • Nico Urban Hotel
  • Boca Olas Resort Villas
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