Santa Ana, El Salvador Travel Guide

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Since San Salvador is yet another Central American capital city that doesn’t seem to excite travelers, most cultural tourists to El Salvador head to Santa Ana instead. This is the country’s second city in most ways, but it leads the pack for tourism. Santa Ana offers a wide variety of nearby natural sights as well as an interesting colonial heart and quite a bit of history.

Santa Ana Facts

Population 245,000
Area 290,000
Timezone UTC-6
Currency US dollar
Airports El Salvador International Airport (SAL)

Where to eat and drink in Santa Ana

Budget breakfast Some hotels include a breakfast within their nightly rate. If yours doesn't, or your not a fan of the meal presented, then your best bet is to try one of the local small eateries or cafes in town.$3.00 - $5.00
Budget lunchLunch tends to run between 11am and 2pm. It's best to arrive at around 11am to 12pm if you can as that's when the pre-prepared food is the freshest. $4.00 - $7.00
Budget dinnerFor dinner, you'll want to eat at a local pupuserias. Generally you'll find Mexican tacos and burritos are a popular dinner option.$7.00 - $11.00
Beer (.33l bottle)There are lots of restaurants that offer beer with your meal. However, it is important to stay away from the Parque Colon area watering holes.$2.00 - $4.00
Beer (.33l bottle, retail)There are several different types of supermarkets in the area with the best being Super Selectos. Here you'll find a greater ranger of beers to choose from.$1.00 - $2.00
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When to visit Santa Ana

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Santa Ana Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:01am6:09pm
21 Jun5:31am6:28pm
21 Sep5:47am5:54pm
21 Dec6:17am5:35pm

Where to stay in Santa Ana

Santa Ana Hotel Seasons

Santa Ana Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar17.00 - 46.00
starstarstarstarstar11.00 - 53.00
starstarstarstarstar35.00 - 77.00
starstarstarstarstar57.00 - 98.00
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Santa Ana Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed8.00 - 11.00

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