Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly asked questions about El Salvador and Casa Del Golfo Boutique Hotel
El Salvador is a small exotic country in Central America and, geographically, is part of continental North America. It is bordered on the southwest by the Pacific Ocean, and lies between Guatemala and Honduras.
El Salvador is a country with a language called Spanish. There is a wide use of English, but it is often not at a high standard.
Visitors to El Salvador are required to be in possession of valid passports and return/onward tickets upon arrival. A visa is not required for stays under 90 days, but you must purchase a tourist card for 12 USD upon arrival. The card is valid for 90 days. If your U.S. passport shows you were born in El Salvador, you do not need the tourist card. Visa is required for a few countries. For Further information on visa entry requirements please visit https://www.migracion.gob.sv/servicios/listado-visa/
San Salvador International Airport, (SAL) or locally known as Comalapa International Airport (El Salvador International) is the largest airport in El Salvador. In total there are 27 airports around the world that have direct flights to San Salvador, spread around 26 cities in 13 countries. Currently, there are no domestic flights to San Salvador.
See some Cities and airlines below. You may also click here for reference.
- Dallas, Texas & Miami, Florida – American Airlines
- Los Angeles California Atlanta, Georgia – Delta Air Lines
- Fort Lauderdale, & Orlando Florida ; Houston, Texas; – Spirit Airlines
- Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas; Orlando, Florida – United Airlines.
- Los Angeles, California – Aerolíneas Mas
- Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas – Avianca
- Los Angeles, California – Volaris Costa Rica
- Mexico City – Aerolíneas Mas
- Mexico City – Aeromexico
- Toronto – Avianca
- Nicaragua – Avianca El Salvador
Casa Del Golfo is approximately 2.5 hours by road.
Casa Del Golfo is a 3 hour drive to drive from San Salvador City, San Miguel is the second largest City in El Salvador and just about 1 hour away.
It is not necessary to take anti-malaria medication unless you desire or your doctor highly recommends it. For a list of recommended vaccines and shots please visit the CDC’s guide for traveling in El Salvador
People not vaccinated against COVID-19: They must present a negative result for COVID-19 given 72 hours before arrival in El Salvador (PCR, NAAT or LAMP as well). Those vaccinated against COVID-19: They must present the vaccination certificate with all the doses supplied, depending on the type of vaccine. If they have only been given one dose out of two: They must present a negative COVID-19 result given 72 hours before arrival in El Salvador (PCR, NAAT or LAMP). For more information, click on the link: http://www.migracion.gob.sv/noticias/nuevas-disposicions-sanitarias-para-el-ingreso-de-personas-a-el-salvador/
US Dollar is the main currency in El Salvador. We also accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
U.S. Dollars are accepted everywhere in El Salvador and there is no need to exchange your currency. It is recommended that you bring along smaller bills for small purchases or tipping.
For El Salvador there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. El Salvador operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz.
We offer complimentary WiFi in our restaurant and public areas. It is sufficient for downloading email, Skype, and popular social media channels.
We can accommodate special dietary requests if the customer gives 15 days’ notice
No, we welcome children of all ages. 12 years of age and older pay for deluxe or suite accommodations
We currently do not offer babysitting services
We make sure that in our tours the infants have adequate safety conditions, but the care of them is the responsibility of the parents or guardians.
On our website we have a section that contains all the experiences we offer to our customers, we recommend you to browse our Tours and Packages page. Why choose our Casa del Golfo Tours? Our guides are qualified, very friendly and experts in each of the experiences they are in charge of.
Yes, ground transportation can be provided in and around El Salvador and neighboring cities. Our knowledgeable team of tour guides can provide valuable information along your drive and we can arrange adventure stops en route if you so desire. Car seats are also available for younger children.
Casa Del Golfo is a two hour drive from the San Salvador International Airport (SAL). We offer transfer services which can be scheduled upon request.
All our rooms have air conditioning. If you prefer, the rooms are embraced by the sea breeze since Casa del Golfo is right next to the sea.
Yes, you can bring your hygiene and beauty utensils such as hair dryers or electric razors, curling irons or hot rollers
Yes, we do. The cost is $5.00 for ten items of clothing. Laundry service includes: wash, dry and delivery to your room.
Yes, our restaurant and bar offers a wide array of specialty drinks as well as local and imported wines and spirits. The bar opens at 6 am and closes at 9 pm
Yes, telephone reception and WIFI are available at the hotel.
El Salvador enjoys a comfortable subtropical climate with a yearly average temperature of 84 degrees fahrenheit (29 degrees celsius). Two main seasons are observed in El Salvador: wet and dry. Our rainy season being May through October and mostly dry throughout the rest of the year. In the cooler months, nighttime temperatures rarely fall lower than 60 degrees Fahrenheit. March, April and May are our hottest months and the coolest months are December & January. Although not always 100% accurate, we recommend the local weather bureau for up-to-the-hour updates: https://www.snet.gob.sv/ver/meteorologia/clima+en+el+salvador/
Hopefully not. Please note when booking that central america hurricane season commences on April 1st. but rarely does a hurricane make landfall in El Salvador. Our management and staff are fully trained to evacuate if necessary or provide safe lodging for our guests. We strongly recommend that our guests take out adequate travel insurance in the event that airports are closed in such an unlikely event.
El Salvador offers many great sites and tourist attractions right along the highways or accessible by a short turn-off. Based on your route, the following sites are available as add-on options to maximize your time, minimize your cost and turn a day of travel into adventures.
- Playas Blancas
- Punta Mango
- Las flores
- El Toro de oro
- Mountain Spirit (Conchagua volcano)
- Island tour (Fonseca Gulf)
- Cofee ranch tour (Chaparrastique Volcano)
- Mangrovees tour (Jiquilisco Bay)
You are welcome to book your tours in advance. Our reservations team has all the information available and our website provides detailed information on all tours and onsite activities . If you prefer to wait until you have arrived, our very knowledgeable and efficient tour desk and tour managers will be on hand to help you plan all your adventures and on-site activities once you are here. In peak season (December – April), we do recommend giving us at least a week’s notice for bookings. Casa del Golfo cannot be held liable for tours cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions.
Breakfast 6:00 am – 11:00 am For early departures breakfast is available as of 6:00 am as well as packed breakfast – please advise your server the night before.
Lunch 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Our meals are not included. Both our breakfast and lunch menus offer delicious fresh and healthy meal options, many of our ingredients being seafood freshly caught. Our dinner is a course set menu offering an American dinner or national specialty. Breakfast and lunch prices range between US$5.00– US$24.00 Our set of course dinner range between US$6.95 per person
Other restaurants are available at nearby lodges, in El Tamarindo or Playas blancas. Drive time is approximately 20-30 minutes away.
Bottled water is available for sale at the bar at USD $3
Yes, we provide all of the above and our small hand soaps are a big delight to our guests.
The nearest hospital is the National Hospital of La Union which is located approximately 40 minutes away from Casa del Golfo, in the hotel we have a first aid kit in case of emergencies.
Children under 12 are free of charge
Drone use is allowed in El Salvador, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in El Salvador. Read more here
To get to Casa del Golfo a 4×4 is not necessary.
Sorry, pets are not allowed at Casa Del Golfo
Yes, we do! We would be honored to accommodate your guests and customize your dream wedding in the tropic. You can email us we will get back to you to start planning!
We have rooms suitable for disabled people, depending on availability, to access the beach it is necessary to go down 15 stairs.