Recent El Salvador reviews
"My boyfriend and I stayed here for five days in April and we loved every minute here. Vilma took very good care of us, and graciously let us stay when we mistakenly arrived a day earlier than our booking. Kenny's breakfasts were huge and flavourful and we ended up sharing one breakfast most mornings. They set up a small kitchen for us to use and we cooked our own dinners a couple of nights. The private beach was clean and safe. We walked alone along the beach every night before bed and had no concerns about our safety. The waves could be forceful but were fun to play in with boogie boards which we rented from a place in El Tunco. There were a few surfers staying at the B&B and they had a lot of good things to say about the surfing in El Tunco which got very busy during the day. The B&B is close to so many towns and we drove into La Libertad a few times -- traffic could be really, really busy getting into La Libertad. A lot of this had to do with the fact that we were visiting El Salvador during the Holy Week and everyone was at the coast for vacation. As some of the other reviews noted, there are a lot of stairs which could be problematic for those not used to it, especially in the heat. There wasn't any wi-fi as Vilma was waiting for a new modem to arrive from San Salvador, but she kindly let me use her computer when we needed to check into our flight. I know she let other guests who had laptops with them, borrow her internet stick which was convenient for them. As Rodolfo mentioned (who we met when we were at the B&B), Beto's restaurant is just at the top of the hill and has stunning views, excellent food and live music. A real treat. Looking forward to when we can come back to visit and stay longer."Guest: Jen Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 29, 2014View listing
"Vistalago is indeed a stunning lakefront property. Our party of 11 Glasswing volunteers had an amazing 5 days! This property is perfect in every way! The sleep accommodations are perfection: the rooms and linens clean and crisp, bathrooms large and bright. The grounds are lush, floral, well maintained. The pool is heated and just the perfect temperature for an evening swim when the temperature dips to the 70s. The great room is open, airy, cool in the heat of the day, and plenty room for group activities. The lake is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been: refreshing crystal clear water, both sunrise and sunset from the dock, and volcanic hot springs (what a surprise!!). We had a boat ride across the lake and the opportunity to jet ski but our favorite part of the lake was watching the sun rise over still waters with a hot coffee in hand. Since our group was so large, we hired Marina and Guadalupe to help us with cooking and cleaning. They were outstanding. They cooked authentic Salvadoran food and even arranged for a meal of fresh-fried lake fish caught that same day by Guadalupe's father! Thanks to Ricardo for making this available. We will definitely be back."Guest: Leslie Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 21, 2014View listing
"My family and I have stayed at El Jacelito twice and hope to stay again sometime soon! The accomodations are prefectly maintained and well decorated. It is secure and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful! We stayed there as a family with 2 friends and aslo with an nternation Missions Team and were very blessed by the home owner who helped us to plan our stay. We have stayed at several beach homes in El Salvador and this one is by far the best - especially for a family with small children or for larger group."Guest: Charity Caridad Atim O. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 28, 2014View listing
"We decided to take a weekend getaway from the routine. So playa dorada in El Salvador and the casa tortuga was picked. The staff are wonderful and the house has everything we needed for both parents and kids to enjoy. We did our own cooking but Ana did purchase us some fresh fish as well as offering to get us Shrimp if we wanted. The pool is good for children and about 1/3 is shallow while the rest is large enough to do laps. The beach can be a bit rough depending on weather but we were able to get in some hours in the ocean as well. On sunday we walked down to a turtle reserve project and learned all about sea turtles and their conservation. The kids got to liberate young turtles!"Guest: SuchiGringo Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014View listing
El Salvador Travel Tips
Finding Your Way to El Salvador Vacation Rentals
El Salvador's main airport is the Comalapa International Airport which is located approximately 30 miles southeast of the capital city of San Salvado. The airport is commonly referred to as simply El Salvador International Airport. The airport hosts regular daily flights from international destinations, such as Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, San Jose and Guatemala. The flight time from Los Angeles is approximately four to five hours. If your vacation home offers an airport transfer service, it is advisable to make use of this. It may be slightly more expensive than a taxi fare but at least you can be assured that you will have a speedy and hassle-free transfer. There is public transport available in El Salvador but it is not advisable for visitors to use the buses. The taxis in the cities are usually reliable enough.
Travelers to El Salvador Villas
El Salvador is the smallest of the countries in Central America. It is tucked away on the Pacific coast between Guatemala and Honduras. It is one of the lesser-known travel destinations in Central America and the ideal place for those looking for tranquility and privacy. Enjoy miles of pristine beaches easily accessible from your vacation home. The luxurious villas make you feel like royalty enjoying a slice of your own private paradise. If you enjoy long leisurely walks along the beach, surfing or swimming, this is the ideal vacation destination for you. The villas are large enough to accommodate groups of 10 people or more, so invite your friends and enjoy some tropical luxury at a relatively affordable rate. Most visitors to El Salvador are from North, Central and South America with a much smaller percentage from Europe.
Things To Do at El Salvador Beach Houses
El Salvador is becoming known as a prime surfing destination. The miles and miles of beautiful coastline and the consistent swell provide ideal surfing conditions. You can wake up each morning and walk straight onto the beach from your vacation villa. Near the main resort towns, there are designated beaches for surfing and swimming. Flags also indicate the water conditions and if there are rip currents that you need to be aware of. La Libertad is one of the most popular surfing areas.
El Salvador is a leisurely vacation destination. Most people enjoy lazing poolside or on the beach and enjoying the tropical sunshine. If you are looking for some entertainment, you can visit some of the nightspots and enjoy some of the local Latin vibe. In you are interested in the country's history, you can visit some of the war museums which detail the country's turbulent past and provide insight into the culture of Salvadorians.
Best Time of Year to Visit El Salvador
Located in Central America, El Salvador enjoys a warm tropical climate. The coastal areas are hot and humid for most of the year, and the interior highlands are moderately more temperate. Like most other Central American destinations, the rainy season is from May to October. Tropical storms do occasionally blow in from the Pacific Ocean. Travelers should be cautious about traveling during late summer as this is when the storms occur most frequently. From November through April, the trade winds dissipate their humidity over Honduras and arrive in El Salvador as hot dry winds. This often leads to a hazy atmosphere which gives the landscape a mystical feel about it. For most people, this is the preferred time of year to visit and has become the peak tourist season.