A recent BBC travel article about El Salvador identifies the nation’s tourism industry as being at a critical point in its evolution, where mass tourism has yet to arrive: “At present, no major Western operator includes a dedicated trip to El Salvador in their programmes. This omission has created space for locals to start building their own fledgling industry, creating a reciprocal, authentic tourist trail – where money from travellers’ pockets goes directly to local people.”
Our new guide Benjamin is a pioneer in El Salvador’s tourism industry, running adventure tours to places like El Imposible and Los Volcanes National Parks, with their lush cloud forests and towering volcanoes. He also promotes the local culture by facilitating visits to towns like Suchitoto and the colourful villages of Ruta de Las Flores. If sun-kissed beaches are your thing, Benjamin recommends the islands and secluded coastline of Gulfo de Fonesca. Wherever you go, he’ll make sure you sample the country’s famous Pupusas – El Salvador’s national food!
Benjamin extends a warm welcome to all visitors to his small country. As he writes in his guide profile, “El Salvador is a new destination for tourists in Central America, and I invite you to be one of the first to discover it and let me show you the variety of precious things here.”