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Cheap flights to San Salvador, El Salvador

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San Salvador (RobertoC3, Aug 2009)

Arriving at San Salvador

Flights to San Salvador will arrive at Comalapa International Airport, which is El Salavador's largest airport. It is among the three busiest international hubs in Central America. Comalapa is located about 50 km from the city of San Salvador. It has undergone a lot of remodeling and expansion in the past decade to accommodate the incredible increase in San Salvador flights. A number of budget airlines offer services to the airport, making it easier to find cheap flights to San Salvador. Some passenger amenities featured at Comalapa are air-conditioned lounges and the expected cafés, restaurants, and bars. You can get Wi-Fi service throughout the airport as well.

Getting Around San Salvador

Hopefully you arranged airport transportation when you reserved your airfare to San Salvador because there are not as many options as there are in other countries. However, you can board a very cheap express bus to get to downtown San Salvador. Note that this will take about an hour. The city has very long boulevards, and some can be a walking challenge for site-seers. For vicinity travel you can use either the buses or taxis in town. Make sure you negotiate a taxi fare before you enter the car, and carry exact change or at least some small bills. If you attempt to pay with a large denomination the driver will likely claim to have no change and pressure you to tip the rest.

San Salvador: Main Attractions

The largest and most frequently visited boulevards in Central America are found in San Salvador. Boulevard de los Heroes and Boulevard de los Proceres are the top two on this list. Many of the more famous monuments are on los Proceres, which is home to ten in all. The National Palace, the Monument to the Sea, Plaza Gerardo Barrios, Plaza Morazan, and the Water Clock are among the most important monuments in this city. There are many museums of interest including Museo David J Guzman, which holds anthropological exhibits, and Museo de Arte MARTE, which displays art from across the globe. Nature lovers will enjoy the local parks like La Laguna, Parque Saburo Hirao, and the Zoologico Nacional.

San Salvador Shopping, Dining and Night Life

Loma Linda, Metrocentro, Galarias, and Las Fuentes are among the numerous shopping malls in San Salvador. If you are more interested in the local crafts and wares you should go to the Ilopango markets where you can haggle for goods. The Mercado Cuartel is another market where you can buy hammocks, cheap crafts, and souvenirs. If you want to try out the local cuisines you should seek out Tipicos Margot to try some Pupusas, a native Salvadoran treat. Otherwise, there are a plethora of chain eateries, fast food places, and international restaurants to fit any budget. There are also plenty of bars, jazz and dance clubs, and pubs to keep you entertained at night.

On Arrival...
  • San Salvador is 6 mi from Comalapa Intl Airport (San Salvador, El Salvador).
  • Comalapa Intl Airport (San Salvador, El Salvador)
    • Right now, 15 airlines operate out of Comalapa Intl Airport.
    • Comalapa Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 31 cities.
    • Every week, at least 0 domestic flights and 630 international flights depart from Comalapa Intl Airport.

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