The US dollar and bitcoin are the legal tenders. It is advisable to exchange money at the Airport since other currencies are not accepted in shops within the national territory. 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.
Government: Democratic Republic.
Official language: Spanish.
Other languages: English is spoken at hotels and other tourism related service centers.
World time: GMT -06:00
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.