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El Salvador is called the land of jewels in its native tongue, and a land of jewels is what you will find when you travel to this beautiful coastal country filled with sparkling lakes, volcanoes, and forests full of native wildlife.

Whether you want to visit El Salvador for its culture or its wildlife, you are sure to find destinations to keep you busy during your visit. Have an underwater scuba diving adventure near Los Cabanos Beach, then clean up and go dance to a live band at Bar-bar-o in San Salvador. It all starts by booking your vacation on Orbitz.com.

Best time to take a trip to El Salvador

With its tropical climate, you can expect any day of the year to be warm in El Salvador. The rainy season runs May through October, and average monthly rainfall is around 12 inches during this time. To avoid the rains, visit between November and April. You will find pleasant high temperatures in the low 80s during November and December. If you plan to go scuba diving, visit El Salvador during January and February, when the winds are calm and currents are not too strong, or plan your travel during the November to see the month-long San Miguel carnival. Book your room in advance on Orbitz.com for the best locations.

Insider tips for El Salvador travel

Restaurante La Dolce Vita

Dine on some of the best lobster around while enjoying a breathtaking view of the ocean in La Libertad.

Hotel Juayua

Relax in this small and remote boutique hotel, and swim in the sparkling swimming pool while taking in gorgeous mountain views.

Feria Gastronomica

Visit the authentic local food fair held every weekend in Juayua to experience local food dishes, crafts, and more from hundreds of local vendors.

Restaurante el Harlequin

Dine in an outdoor courtyard filled with lovely plant life and works of art from local artists.

La Posada de Suchitlan

Enjoy your time in this charming hotel surrounded by gardens with fountains and beautiful lake views from the balcony.

Things to do in El Salvador

Tin Marin Museo de los Ninos

This children's museum offers plenty of hands-on activities for little ones, including a huge volcano replica.

Museum of Popular Art

Showcasing local sorpresas, this museum explores El Salvador's contribution to folk art in Central America.

Museo de la Palabra y La Images

Three exhibit areas feature Salvadoran writing and women in local history.

Centro Arte para La Paz

This city block-sized building includes a theater, performance art space, and studio area.

Rinconcitos

Enjoy a musical night out at this local karaoke bar, complete with a balcony where you can sit back, listen, and enjoy the view.

Monte Cristo Forest

Explore a dense forest teeming with some of the most diverse wildlife found anywhere in Central America.

Chorros de la Calera

Hire a guide from Hotel Anahuac, visit the cascading falls, and swim in the pools in Juayua.

La Laguna Botanical Garden

These gardens are located in an extinct volcano crater and feature more than 3,500 species of plants.

The Devil's Door

Explore the rock formations that look like a giant gate to another world and are the inspiration for many local legends.

Parque El Boqueron

Mountain bike or trek through the park that sits atop the San Salvador volcano for a day full of excitement.

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