7 Best El Salvador Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In El Salvador

The smallest country in Central America, El Salvador is known for its Pacific Ocean beaches, fantastic surf spots and mountainous landscape.

The villages are filled with pretty flowers, coffee plantations exist beside volcanoes and the national parks are dense and green. What more could you want? While you’re travelling through here, make sure to check out these places and capture a great El Salvador Instagram photo.

1. Ilopango Lake

This massive lake is actually a volcanic crater that is now an excellent place for diving, skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming and windsurfing. Any sort of water sport you feel like doing, you’ll find it here.

The lake is calm and the blue waters are just stunning.


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2. La Palma

La Palma is a rainbow-coloured mountain town with a strong local arts scene. There’s plenty of coffee plantations and mountain hikes to trek if you want to stretch your legs.

Looking out at the valleys while the sun is setting here is a truly perfect El Salvador Instagram photo.


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3. Suchitoto

Suchitoto is a charming town in the mountains of El Salvador’s Cuscatlán region.

A historical city where the streets are still cobblestoned and the houses still have stone balconies. It’s the perfect place to spend a couple of days R&R.


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4. Lake Coatepeque

Often named among the 10 most beautiful lakes in the world, this pristine blue lake is  50,000 years old.

The water changes colour from deep blue to bright turquoise, so each time you see the lake it will look just as exciting.


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5. Tazumal

Tazumal is the most important and extensively restored Maya site in El Salvador, and is a fascinating place.

There’s a museum on site as well as helpful local guides, plus it’s only over an hour away from San Salvador city.


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6. Playa El Esteron

Playa El Esteron is one of the best “secret beaches” in El Salvador; it’s still relatively off-the-grid and untouched.

There’s not much to do apart from swim in the warm waters and look for sea turtles, or sip cocktails on the beach. And that’s what makes it so perfect.


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7. Cerro Verde National Park

Here’s where you will find some of El Salvador’s most amazing volcanoes and viewpoints.

There’s many different hiking trails to choose from, but all will reward you with a view of the craters and lakes in the forest below.


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