Recent El Salvador reviews
"My husband and I (age 40ish) stayed 8 nights at this romantic casita. It is spectacular in every way and really does exceed every expectation. The house comes complete with all basic cooking utensils and basic kitchenware. I would recommend bringing paper products such as paper towels, plastic wrap, and perhaps refrigerator containers to store left over food (fresh cut up fruit) in the fridge. The house offers 2 bathrooms, one in the casita, one outside for pool access. Bring hand soap for each bathroom. The daily maid service and pool cleaning every other day is a true luxury. There are a few beach front restaurants within walking distance. Roxanna the property manager is very helpful in recommending all sorts of sights to see as well as dining options. She speaks excellent English. You will not be disappointed staying at this property. DÁrcy the property owner is very quick to answer any booking inquiries and is very professional arranging money transfers for payment and refund of damage deposit."Guest: Diane Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 2014View listing
"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
"We stayed at Potopoto for three unforgettable weeks, we came at the end of June when the weather can be rainy or cloudy, instead we got super clear blue skies during the day and fresh rainy nights. The renting transaction was very pleasant communication with the owner was fast and clear throughout. In the house you can immediately notice that the owners have paid attention to detail on the services and utilities it offers. The pool was well maintained and recently cleaned. The grass, palms and gardens were all very good taken care of. What is important to notice is that the rooms were cleaned every morning, and changed sheets every 3 days, each room has its own bathroom which makes a huge difference to other houses in the Costa del Sol. The setup of the house has a bit of a camping ground (ranch) feeling, where you feel the beach and the palms the whole day. The kitchen and eating place sits next to the pool, and the beach literally 50mts. from the pool, this for us was the greatest plus of the house. We will definitely come back, I hugely recommend PotoPoto!"Guest: Visitors from Germany and the US Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 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.