El Salvador

El Salvador

El Salvador es el país más pequeño de América Central y el único que no tiene costa con el mar Caribe. Su franja costera de 321 km de largo está de cara completamente al sur con dirección angular hacia el polo sur, lo que causa que el oleaje que recibe provenga de las direcciones 170° a 225°.

Su geografía costera se genera a raíz del cinturón de fuego y la falla de la placa tectónica de Cocos, por debajo de la falla del Caribe. Esta ubicación genera una costa única con riscos, peñones y ensenadas protegidas, propicia para que los oleajes que se aproximan del sur formen olas de altura y forma excelente consideradas de alto nivel y calidad para el deporte del surf.

Dentro de sus 311 km de costa se encuentran la Cordillera del Bálsamo y la Cordillera Jucuaran-Intipuca las cuales forman esta falla geográfica que terminan siendo las causas de generar olas perfectas o puntas, y sus rompientes son hacia el lado derecho por el ángulo en el que reciben los oleajes del sur.

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ABOUT EL SALVADOR

Official name: República de El Salvador

Government: Democratic Republic.

Capital: San Salvador

Territorial extention: 20,724 km2

Official language: Spanish.

Other languages: English is spoken at hotels and other tourism related service centers.

World time: GMT -06:00

Geographic location: El Salvador is located on the southeast of Central America on the Pacific Ocean coast. It is limited to Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Currency: The US dollar and bitcoin are the legal tenders. Credit cards or cryptocurrency applications are accepted in most commercial establishments. There are ATMs throughout the national territory, especially in shopping centers, gas stations, hotels, among others.

Weather: Generally speaking, El Salvador has a warm or tropical weather during most of the year. The annual average temperature is 28 ° C, ranging between 25 ° C and 28 ° C. For the weather forecast, it is recommended that visitors check the weather on the official site of the Ministry of the Environment: https://www.snet.gob.sv/ver/meteorologia/pronostico/24+horas

Private banks schedule: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. With some exceptions that still work until 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 pm.

Tip: It is appropriate to give the 10% in most of the restaurants and bars. Some of them include the tip in the total amount.

Power: 110 voltios AC, 60 Hz

GENERAL TIPS ABOUT THE SALVADORAN CULTURE

The following is a description of some of the main traditions related to the social and culture of El Salvador, in the context of tourism:

  • It is customary to shake hands between men and women. However, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this cultural habit has ceased and now has its variants in the form of a forearm or clenched fist greeting.
  • In El Salvador, it is common for company executives and personnel related to tourism services to speak English.
  • Within the Salvadoran culture, cultivating interpersonal relationships is very important and in the field of tourism it makes it easier to keep a satisfactory bond.
  • The local national dish of El Salvador is the “Pupusa” which is a corn or rice patty stuffed with ground beans, pork and cheese. It is advisable for foreign tourists to consider its ingredients before eating it. In addition, it is advisable to go to a pupusería or restaurant that implements biosecurity measures.

TOURISM IN EL SALVADOR

To learn more about tourist destinations in El Salvador, visit the site: https://elsalvador.travel/