Whilst accommodation is more expensive, the compact-size means limited travel expenses and the opportunity to experience the country in just a couple of weeks.
Part of our 'what do things cost?' series, this article outlines the typical costs in El Salvador for a budget backpacker, to allow us (and you) to make a comparison of living and travel costs across Latin America.
We loved the time we spent in El Salvador - it's a small country that offers a lot. Here are our top 10 things not to miss!