Capital of El Salvador, San Salvador is the second largest city in Central America, home to an entire third of the El Salvador population. With a lustrous culture and bohemian nightlife, many travelers will discover San Salvador's best side: friendly, globe-conscious, cultured -- even sophisticated.
San Salvador is located at the foot of the San Salvador Volcano in El Salvador’s Valle de las Hamazas – the Valley of the Hammocks – named for its powerful seismic activity. The City is a powerhouse - the cultural and cosmopolitan heart of the country that abounds museums, cultural centers, bars and cafes. Six-lane avenues and fancy malls keep the city buzzing.
Wander through the Teatro Nacional, with its red velvet opulence and sensuous mural, or around one of the city's five markets; the interesting Mercado Ex-Cuartel has handicrafts, hand-woven textiles and ceramics.