I visited El Salvador as part of a four country trip in Central America. From Antigua, I took a five hour bus directly to El Tunco which is a beach town on the Pacific Ocean. The views from El Tunco and the surrounding area are stunning. Though I am one that prefers white sand beaches, the black sand beaches were beautiful. El Tunco is known for its surfing, and because I was short on time I did not get to try out the waves. I did get a chance to hop in the ocean and the temperature was perfect, not too hot, not too cold. All in all, though my time in El Salvador was brief I would put it as 7 of 7 of the countries in Central America. So if you’ve not been to the other six I would not recommend El Salvador, unless you are a surfer. #catchmeinelsalvador
What to eat
El Salvador has a very long coastline, 190 miles, so seafood is a no brainer here. I had a delicious lobster cooked in a garlic sauce when I touched down.
While I did not fall in love with papusas during my time in El Salvador, I think that I am the only one. Everyone that I have ever met loves papusas, so they are certainly worth a try.
What to see
Black Sand Beaches
With a coastline of 190 miles, El Salvador has many beaches. The best beaches are in La Libertad, with El Tunco being the beach most popular with surfers and backpackers. The black sand seems to sparkle in the sun.
Cliffs Above the Pacific