El Salvador, meaning the Republic of The Savior in Spanish, is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. El Salvador is sandwiched between Honduras in north and Guatemala in the west, with the Pacific Ocean nestling in the South. El Salvador is the only country in Central America that doesn't boarder the Caribbean Sea.
Most of El Salvador's tourists seek out the beaches and nightlife. However, El Salvador has a lot more to offer than just their coastline. Running right through the country is a parallel set of mountain ranges, dividing El Salvador into two unique ecological regions. Due to its size and urbanisation, El Salvador doesn?t have many natural tourist attractions such as hiking trails, or ancient monuments. However, surfing has been gaining increasing popularity over the last few years.
One of El Salvador's major tourism drawcard?s is its Pacific Coastline. La Libertard, the closest beach town to the country's capital and largest city, San Salvador, is home to some epic right-handers. A couple of must surf spots are Sunzal and Punta Roca. Even better, there are more points and hidden gems than you can poke a stick at, so it is quite possible to find some great surfing spots that are still uncrowded.
Strangely enough, an emerging area has been attracting tourists to El Salvador over recent years. Their turbulent past and what remains sees many visitors. Mountain hideouts, artillery fragments, cannons, uniforms and pieces of Soviet weaponry once used by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) can be seen in museums all around the country.