Official name: Republic of El Salvador.
Official language: Spanish, spoken English in most tourist destinations and in some villages the Nahuat.
Government: Republican, Democratic, Representative.
Time referente: GMT – 6
Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60 Hz and 220 volts.
Climate: Notably warm, rainy season between the months of May through October.
Geographic location: El Salvador is located to the South-West of Central America and on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, is the only country in the region that has no coast in the Atlantic Ocean.
Extensión Territorial: 20,742 km2
Total Population: 6,757,408 inhabitants. Aprox.
Geographical division: 14 departments
Capital city: San Salvador.
MAIN ACCESS ROADS
Air: El Salvador International Airport (Comalapa)
Sea: Maritime port Acajutla, La Libertad, El Triunfo and Port of the Union
Land: Borders Angiatú, the Poy, San Cristobal, Las Chinamas, La Hachadura, and El Amatillo.
National bird: The Torogoz (Momoto Cejiturquesa)
National flower: Flor Izote (Yucca Guatemalensis)
National tree: Maquilishuat (Tabebuia Rósea the Dignoniageae family)
Religion: Predominantly Catholic and Christian Evangelical; but there is freedom of worship.
Gastronomy: typical dishes made from corn (pupusas, tortilla stuffed with cheese, chicharrón and beans, the most common).
Entry requirements: passport valid, depending on the country of origin, sometimes it's necessary visa tourist or card tourism at a cost of $10 and are usually valid for 90 days.
Communications: You can use international direct connection to any party anywhere in the world.
Country code: 503
The code for international calls: 00
Mobile phone: GSM 850, 900, 1900, 1950 networks are currently used.
Fax: Fax available at all hotels.
Internet: It's easy to access the Internet, in all the hotels business centers and cafes fit, as well as points WI-FI.
Change currency: we recommend that visitors to only change currencies in banks.
Credit and debit cards: cards circulating globally most can be used.
Traveler's checks: you can change in banks and hotels, upon presentation of passport.
Imposed in airport: US $32.00
Rooms: The largest concentration of hotels is in the capital city. It is recommended to reserve in advance. There are accommodations of all kinds.
Tip: 10% is appropriate in most restaurants and bars. Some already include the tip into the account.
Suitable clothing: clothing light and some rain on the coast during the wet season.