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El Salvador is slowly opening its doors to new visitors, especially those seeking an authentic experience in a country waiting to be discovered. Those who do visit are dazzled by its Mayan ruins, lunar landscapes in which 90% of the ground is made up of volcanic material, idyllic beaches and a welcoming capital that is the perfect base for discovering the country, from Barceló Hotels & Resorts in El Salvador.

Visit the Pompeii of the Americas

Only 35 kilometres from El Salvador is Joya de Cerén, a wonderful archaeological site that shows what daily life was like for the Mayan people in 600 B.C., when it was buried after the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano. In this area, two of El Salvador’s most important sights converge: the archaeological remains of Tazumal and San Andrés, and a few of the 20 or more volcanoes found in this country.

Enjoy the national parks and the surfing

Its distinctive terrain has bestowed on El Salvador a diverse natural beauty including over 70 protected areas. The highlights are some of the national parks, such as that of the volcanoes (home to three of these giants), the Parque Imposible and the Parque Boquerón, close to the capital. As a guest of Barceló Hotels & Resorts in El Salvador you will enjoy the best access to visits, as well as a surfer’s paradise with 300 kilometres of beaches, and diving spots within easy reach.


Some of the beaches, such as El Sunzal, El Tunco and La Paz, are just a few kilometres from San Salvador, the soul of the country brimming with colonial remains that are well worth exploring: the theatre and the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Monument to the Divine Saviour of the World, and the Zona Rosa part of town. That’s why staying at Barceló Hotels & Resorts in San Salvador is the smartest decision to ensure you don’t miss any of the action during the day… or the night.


Lovers of authenticity be warned, our hotels in El Salvador uncover the best-kept secret in Central America.