What’s New

Growing El Salvador’s cruise industry

El Salvador continues to focus on growing its cruise industry following participation in Seatrade Cruise Global in March. Mr. José Napoleón Duarte Durán, El Salvador’s Minister of Tourism, has begun talks with Royal Caribbean International with hopes of adding El Salvador to the cruise line’s itineraries. El Salvador currently welcomes ships from Princess Cruises, Silversea Expeditions, Saga Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises.


El Salvador Partners with the Los Angeles Galaxy

El Salvador has announced a partnership with the L.A. Galaxy, one of the most successful clubs in Major League Soccer, to introduce El Salvador’s travel offerings to fans. The partnership will kick off this month, and El Salvador will be recognized as an official partner during Hispanic Heritage Month in September. Destination highlight videos and other images will be shown at select games this season and will appear on the Galaxy’s social media pages.

 


El Salvador Partners with the Houston Astros

El Salvador has also announced a partnership with Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros set to launch this May. Through the partnership, baseball fans will learn more about El Salvador on Astros.com, in Astros Magazine, and through in-stadium advertising. Minister Duarte will throw the first pitch against the Chicago White Sox on July 7.

 

HOTEL SPOTLIGHT

Casa Degraciela

Located in the heart of Concepción de Ataco, Casa Degraciela is a historic colonial-style boutique hotel that has been in the Doña Graciela family for more than 150 years. All room reservations include complimentary breakfast and access to the garden, barbecue facilities, a shared lounge, game room, and more. Guests can enjoy creative cocktails at the hotel’s Bar Decopalchi and take advantage of its close proximity to the colorful town’s restaurants and shops.

GETTING AROUND

Epic Tours

Epic Tours El Salvador specializes in adventure, culture, and eco-tourism with expert guides offering customized trips tailored to travelers’ tastes and interests. Travelers can choose one-day or multi-day tours that include activities such as surfing the waves of the Salvadorean coast, learning about Salvadorean history on an archeology tour, and discovering the plant and animal life in the tropical mountain rainforest of El Impossible National Park. The company is a member of the Salvadoran Chamber of Tourism, Salvadoran Association of Tour Operators, and Adventure Travel Trade Association.

Q & A

Christian Cervantes

Sales Coordinator, Volaris

What is one off-the-beaten path activity visitors must try?

Visitors should climb an active volcano such as Izalco on a guided tour. This impressive volcano is one of the youngest in the world and can be climbed in less than three hours.

What are the top three reasons travelers should visit El Salvador?

  • Wonderful beaches: El Salvador is home to beautiful beaches that are perfect for swimming and surfing.
  • Volcanoes and beautiful crater lakes: Just one hour from the city, you can climb an active volcano or take a boat ride around the crater lakes.
  • Mayan Culture: You can explore the country’s highest pyramid discovered at archeological site Tazumal. You can also visit Joya de Céren, a pre-Colombian Maya farming village, for amazing insight into how El Salvador´s early people lived.

Where would you send a client to experience the rich culture of El Salvador?

Travelers seeking ancient culture should visit the Mayan cities and beautiful towns.

What four words best describe El Salvador?

Friendly. Sunny. Beautiful. Accessible.

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