LOCATION

EL SALVADOR A SMALL COUNTRY WITH A BIG SMILE

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. It is called the land of volcanoes or the valley of the hammocks, because El Salvador has frequent volcanic activity and earthquakes. The country is bordered with Guatemala at the north, Honduras to the east and the Pacific Ocean at the west, without coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

Salvadorans are extremely friendly, warm and hospitable. They are known as hard workers and indefatigable people. Despite being effected in their history by having natural and human disasters like floods, droughts, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, a cruel Civil War (12 years - 1979 - 1992, where more of 75,000 people died) and living with less than $1.25 USD per day, you will find Salvadorans saying "Buenos Dias" (good morning) to you with a big smile on their faces.

As it is the smallest country in the area, El Salvador offers you the opportunity to visit its incredible beaches, unique archeological places, and volcanoes to be climbed, all in the few days during your time in there. Ask for voluntourism for more information.

FAST FACTS

NAME:Republic of El Salvador
CAPITAL:San Salvador (Holy Savior)
POPULATION:6,141,350 (July 2015)
LANGUAGES:Spanish, Nahuatl
CURRENCY:USD Dollar from 2001
AREA:21,041 sq km (8,123 square miles)
CLIMATE:tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April)

WHERE WE WORK

Santa Tecla is the capital of La Libertad Department, located in the central region of El Salvador. It is part of the area known as Greater San Salvador (AMSS), is just 12 kilometers from the capital, and has an altitude of 789 meters above sea level.

Area: 112,2 km²
Population: 135.483 habitans (2014)
The temperature: 18°C - 24°C

Puerto de La Libertad 25 Km - 31 Minutes.
San Andres Ruins - 30 Km - 40 Minutes.
Joyas de Ceren Arqueological Site - 33.7 Km - 45 minutes
Coatepeque Lake - 54 Km - 1 hr. 30 minutes.

1. national dish is the famous pupusa
2. Soccer is the most important sport in El Salvador
3. There are some words or slangs used in El Salvador called "Caliche" chucho (dog instead of perro), chivo (nice), Vicho o vicha (boy and girl).
4. The national bird is torogoz.
5. Nick name: Salvadorans are known as "guanacos."
6. Salvadoran has a flower "Loroco" that is a delicious and you can use with any dishes
7. Salvadoran can be living a crisis at the moment but always they will be fighting the problem and stress with music and dancing