Salvador is a unique touristic destination in Central America. Those who love surfing, diving and ecotourism already know this country, but more and more of Quebecer and Canadian travelers are intrigued by this warm destination of the west coast. After a period of political stability, Salvador began to welcome travelers that want to take advantage of the beach resorts and the marvelous nature of the area. The confinement of this country lets you visit many dispersed sites on the coast and in the capital. To go from one tip of the country to the next takes a little less than six hours. So, what are the activities there? You could easily choose to visit the capital, San Salvador, while you're there. The historical downtown is magnificent. You'll receive lots of pleasure in taking pictures of the most known attractions, notably the El Salvador del Mundo Monument or the National Palace. In the capital, lots of sites are dedicated to merchandising. You'll be able to easily buy some nice souvenirs for an affordable price. However, the ecotourism is what characterizes the best of Salvador. Lots of Mayan sites are conserved in the respect of nature. Tazumal is the most well conserved site in the country. You'll discover how the Mayan society was functioning on an intriguing site that was abandoned almost 800 years ago. Salvador is also well known for its volcano visits. Near the capital, the San Salvador volcano amazes with its copper color and its imposing crater. San Salvador also has lots of beaches not very known by the tourists. You'll be able to go windsurfing and scuba diving, but you can also go diving in craters of some inactive volcanoes! On the coast you'll find some small villages with fishermen and sceneries that show the reality of Salvador. Here's what makes this destination so unique: its authenticity. Salvador in a few lines: Currency: American dollar Language: Spanish Time Zone: one hour behind Quebec Electricity: 110 volts Documents needed: valid passport of six months and a tourist card Population: approx. 7.2 million National Meal: Pupusa Climate: Tropical Pocket Dictionary: Yes: Si No: No Thank you: Gracias It was nothing: De nada Please: Pour favor Excuse me: Disculpeme Hi: Hola Good night: Buenas noches Bye: Adios Good morning: Buenas dias See you soon: Hasta Good afternoon: Buenas tardes Good evening: Luego Where's the bathroom?: Donde esta el bano? What's your name?: Como se llama? How are you?: Como estas? Good: Bien Bad: Ma Musical facts: The marimba, a traditional musical instrument of Salvador, is used at parties and popular events. The instrument looks like a massive xylophone on legs. The marimba can be of artisan or industrial design. Even though the instrument knows a certain amount of success in the international musical scene, the art of this instrument comes mainly from Salvador.Information may change without notice. Some errors may have happened. Pictures and description for information purposes only.
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By , le July 29th 2010