Smaller than the US state of Massachusetts, El Salvador still has plenty to offer, including awesome surfing, emtpy beaches, and beautiful highland villages. It's small size makes it a very manageable and accessible country to explore if vacation time is at a premium. Read more about crossing El Salvador's border with a car, and road conditions within the country.
Capital: San Salvador
Fun fact: From March till October, nearly every beach boasts consistent 6-foot-plus surf.