Gay Guide

El Salvador
Pink Star Rating

5

Capital

San Salvador

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Soyapango, Santa Ana, San Miguel

Scene and Culture

Recent years have seen the development of a fledgling gay scene including the setting up of several gay right groups and an annual gay pride march. In 1997 two hundred gays and transvestites marched through San Salvador celebrating gay pride. Being a typical Latin American country there is an instilled macho culture and much homophobia. There are reports of harassment by the police and the authorities as well as violence towards gay and transexual sex workers.

Gay Age of Consent

Legal

Lesbian Age of Consent

Legal

Legal Notes

Homosexuality is legal in El Salvador.

Population

6.12 million

Currency

Salvadoran Colon

Climate

The best time to visit El Salvador is during the drier period of November to April.

El Salvador has a tropical climate that is characterized by warm temperatures during the day and cool nights, except for the coastal plain. There are two distinct seasons, a dry season from November to April with light rainfall and a wet season from May to November when heavy rainfall occurs. Rainfall is heaviest along the coast whilst the interior regions remain relatively dry. Average monthly rain during the wet season is 260 mm . Average temperature ranges in San Salvador are from 22c to 24c all year.

Nationwide info
San Salvador