El Salvador Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting El Salvador are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within El Salvador.

U.S. Embassy in San Salvador 
Final Boulevard Santa Elena
Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad
Telephone: (503) 2501-2999
Fax: (503) 2501-2150
Outside of El Salvador: (301) 985-8840 x – 2999


El Salvador's hot, subtropical climate is largely affected by altitude. Dry season runs between November and April. Coastal areas are particularly hot, with a rainy season between May and October. Upland areas have a cooler, more temperate climate. It is best to visit during the dry season and to avoid the hottest time of the year (March-April) when humidity levels are particularly high.

Calling Internationally:

To call El Salvador from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then El Salvador’s country code, 503; and then the city code, then dial the actual phone number.


Electricity in El Salvador is 115 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to El Salvador with a device that does not accept 115 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in El Salvador generally accept a flat blade plug or three round pins arranged in a triangle. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

Travel Insurance for El Salvador Trips:

You should consider the benefits of travel insurance as part of your El Salvador travel planning. Most travelers look for travel tips that discuss the importance of travel insurance and travel insurance through Travel Guard can provide important coverage for your trip.

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