Leisurely and exhilarating adventures await guests arriving via the El Salvador International Airport (SAL) in Comalapa. In the capital city of San Salvador, visitors may tour the Children's Museum, the Museum of Popular Art, the Military History Museum, or the unique Museum of Words and Images. Travel to El Imposible National Park and hike through the mountainous tropical rainforest. Surfing enthusiasts go to Playa Las Flores in San Miguel.
Upon arrival, ground transportation options include public bus or taxi. Hotel vehicles and tour buses are also a common sight. Many prefer the independence provided by renting a car from one of the many companies represented at the facility. Leave El Salvador airport via Highway 5, which travels north into Comalapa, or on toward San Salvador.
The Casa Blanca, the San Andres and the Tazumal Mayan ruins remain popular destinations for many. However, the Tazumal are the most extensive; over an area spanning approximately four square miles, guest explore the many structures that include pyramids and carved statues.
Joya de Ceren is another interesting archaeological site, which is commonly compared to Italy's Pompeii. The ancient farming community was covered in ash after the eruption of the Ilopango volcano around 500 A.D. The site features 18 excavated and preserved structures along with exhibits displaying the many personal items once used for daily living.
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