Salvador is located in Central America and is bordered by Guatemala,
Honduras and the Pacific Ocean. Most of the country
is volcanic uplands, along which run two almost parallel rows of
volcanoes. Situated 680m (2240ft) above sea level, San Salvador,
which is the second largest city in Central America, is the capital.
The city is a blend of modern buildings and colonial architecture,
broad plazas and monuments, amusement parks and shopping centres.
Standing within short distances of each other are the Cathedral,
the National Palace, the National Treasury and the National Theatre.
The amusement park on San Jacinto Mountain can be reached by cable
car and gives a panoramic view of the city. Trips to a number of
interesting archaeological sites from the Maya civilisation can
also be organised. El Salvador has a 320km (200-mile) Pacific
resort hotels, unspoiled beaches, fishing villages and pine views.
The best resorts tend to be found along the Costa del Sol, easily
accessible via a modern highway. The food market in San Salvador
is one of the largest in Latin America and its stalls sell all
manner of produce. Restaurants serve a variety of international
including Mexican, French and Chinese. San Salvador has a few nightclubs
and cocktail lounges with dinner and dancing, some of which require