Official name: El Salvador Republic
Government: Democratic Republic.
Capital: San Salvador
Territorial extention: 20,742 km2
Official language: Spanish.
Other languages: English is spoken at hotels and other tourism related service centers.
World time: GMT -06:00
Geographic location: El Salvador is located on the southeast of Central America on the Pacific Ocean coast. It is limited to Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Currency: The US dollar and bitcoin are the legal tenders. Credit cards or cryptocurrency applications are accepted in most commercial establishments. There are ATMs throughout the national territory, especially in shopping centers, gas stations, hotels, among others.
Weather: Generally speaking, El Salvador has a warm or tropical weather during most of the year. The annual average temperature is 28 ° C, ranging between 25 ° C and 28 ° C. For the weather forecast, it is recommended that visitors check the weather on the official site of the Ministry of the Environment: https://www.snet.gob.sv/ver/meteorologia/pronostico/24+horas
Private banks schedule: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. With some exceptions that still work until 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 pm.
Tip: It is appropriate to give the 10% in most of the restaurants and bars. Some of them include the tip in the total amount.
Power: 110 volts AC, 60 Hz