high season: November to January, March to April
low season: July to August
shoulder season: February, May to June, September to October
Weather InformationEl Salvador remains warm year-round. Days are sunny with temperatures averaging between 79 and 84 degrees. The coastal regions are a little hotter, with temperatures averaging between 86 and 90 degrees. During the winter, from May through October, the mountains see colder weather, but no snow.
Crowd InformationThe busiest time for crowds is during the high season and when events and holidays occur, such as Holy Week at the end of March and Christmas and New Year's at the end of the year. National Party, a celebration honoring the capital city's patron saint, occurs in the first week of August and is also a very busy time. Although this is the biggest patron saint celebration, local cities celebrate their own town's patron saint on a smaller scale throughout the year.
Closure InformationTourism services and attractions remain open year-round.
When to SaveThe low and shoulder seasons are good times to visit to find lower hotel rates and airfares. The periods around the holidays, particularly in December, are the most expensive.
When to BookBook hotels at least one month in advance for travel during the high season and other peak times.
Information provided by the Ministry of Tourism of El Salvador