Wedged between Guatemala and Honduras, and bordering the Pacific coast, El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. It’s also the most densely populated and considered to be the most beautiful. From everything I’ve seen, its roads are the best in Central America and the gas stations are new, large, clean, and offer something called ‘service’ to the pumps: window cleaning, tire checking, and a smile.
To make things even easier, all prices are in U.S. dollars. No liters, just gallons. El Salvador may be the easiest country in Central America for a visitor from the U.S. to find his bearings. The rental of a two-bedroom apartment in the better sections of San Salvador range from US$500 to US$800 a month, furnished. Meanwhile, new three-bedroom/two-bath apartments are offered for $115,800 with financing.