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El Salvador

El Salvador is located in Central America and has a population of 6.7 million people. Although this country has a tempestuous past, the new El Salvador has a lot to offer travellers, from the surfing, hiking and the rich history. The official language of El Salvador Spanish.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Having a tropical climate, El Salvador has warm weather all year round, with the rainy season being between May and October.

Money and costs

El Salvador's national currency is the US Dollar (USD, symbol $). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visitors from the US and UK do not require a tourist visa for entry to El Salvador, however Canadians and Australians do.

Getting there

The central international airport is the Aeropuerto Internacional Comalapa.

Dialling codes

To call El Salvador, the country dialling code is +503.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on El Salvador at:

Lonely Planet -​el-salvador

El Salvador Embassy in the USA -​embajadas/​eeuu/​home.nsf/​home

El Salvador Embassy in the UK -

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011