El Salvador Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting El Salvador are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy to 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


El Salvador is mainly hot, and the coolest months are November through February. The temperature varies widely between midday and midnight, due to changing levels of humidity throughout the day. The highest temperature in El Salvador was 101.3 °F ad the lowest was 46.8 °F. El Salvador has two seasons: rainy and dry. The dry season lasts from November through April, and the rainy From May through October.

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.


The electricity in El Salvador is 127 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to El Salvador with a device that does not accept this, you will need a voltage converter. Plugs have Flat blade plug, so if your device does not have this, an adapter plug is needed.

Travel Insurance for El Salvador Trips:

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