Recent El Salvador reviews
"Vista Lago was much more than we expected. We were a party of 8, from different countries en Central America and were attending the wedding of the daughter of a dear friend. We wanted to be relaxed, share private time and relax and Vista Lago as well as Marina and Emanuelle provided the perfect environment for that. The place is neat! Highly recommended. Would certainly be back! Agree wit Barbecue R.: Way better than the pictures!"Guest: Gigi Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014View listing
"We have been to this lovely beach retreat twice now. Both times were equally as good. We really enjoy the clean beach, the truly warm local people, and the comfy private property. Great swimming pool, beautiful hammock area to read and relax. Very secure! This place is a nice change of pace from the tourist areas that we are used to. Nobody pressuring you, bothering you, just a tranquil little fishing village. We'd love to go back!"Guest: Vicki and Gary Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: April 17, 2014View listing
"My fiance and I were excited to spend quality time here at this house. We were not disappointed. Upon arriving the house exceeded the pictured displayed on this site. The grounds are very beautiful and the beach view is amazing. We were immediately greeted by Sergio (the grounds keeper) who was so nice, friendly, and helpful. He politely showed us around the house and explained all the house rules to us, which were all self explanatory and expected. Sergio also gave us helpful tips and recommended places to visit, places to avoid, and pointed us toward the right places to eat. The swimming pool was a place of comfort every day, as expected El Salvador is hot and humid and a day or night in the pool always hit the spot. Sergio, also adjusted the jets in the pool when we were in, but he was very cognizant about being private. The rooms were comfortable, but they could use upgrading. Sergio also made it a priority to secure the residence at all times screening and visitors before they were allowed inside. The most memorable experience about the house was "Fookie", the guard dog. We instantly fell in love with the dog, and if possible would have adopted the dog. Fookie would sleep at our porch and guard the residence and porch area. No strangers were allowed to get close to the premises without Fookie barking alerting us someone was close. A couple of scraps and dog food is greatly appreciated by Fookie, needless to say he ate like a king while we were there. Lastly, Sergio introduced us to Omar, who provided is with delicious sea food, breakfast, and dinner. All meals were very well prepared at very cheap prices. The house, Fookie, and Sergio made El Salvador a memorable experience and leaving all three actually made us sad at the end of our trip. The house is worth it; it puts the beach, seafood, and relaxation at your finger tips. Highly recommended!!!"Guest: Danny and Emily Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 2014View listing
"I recently spent a week by myself at the casita at Villa del Olas. It was one of the best weeks I've spent in ages - perfect for contemplation and relaxation. The casita is immaculately kept, as are the grounds, and it is well equipped. Tyler was available for anything I needed, but my privacy was completely respected, which I appreciated. The view is mesmerizing - and at low tide, the beach and water are gorgeous. If you want to check out local restaurants, they are nearby. I couldn't drag myself away from the amazing view and the sounds of the waves that lulled me to sleep at night. I will DEFINITELY return."Guest: Bolicanuck Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 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.