Area Attractions

Stay near three shopping centers, including Las Cascadas, Multiplaza, and the open-air La Gran Via.

Hyatt Centric San Salvador

Distrito Comercial Cascadas, calle El Pedregal y avenida Sergio Paiz
Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador, 0000

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Downtown

Iglesia El Rosario

Many San Salvador visitors cite this beautifully illuminated church as the highlight of their trip. Stop by in the afternoon to watch as rows of colored glass windows turn the sunlight into a brilliant indoor rainbow. José Matías Delgado, the famed priest and leader of El Salvador’s independence movement, is buried here.

Metropolitan Cathedral

Located in the city center by the National Palace, this monumental white structure has played a central role in Salvadoran history. It contains the tomb of Archbishop Óscar Romero, and has attracted crowds of mourners and tourists since his assassination in 1980.

National Palace

Famed for its Greek columns and the ornate tilework on its floors and ceilings, this national monument is a must-see for architecture buffs. Explore its four color-coded main rooms to see the former seats of power in El Salvador: the Yellow Room, for example, was once the president of the Republic’s office, while the Supreme Court worked from the Pink Room. Admission is free.

Plaza Libertad

Visit the heart of San Salvador’s historic downtown to snap photos in front of the striking bronze-and-marble Monument to the Heroes. This well-known symbol of the city, designed by Francisco Durini Cáseres, features an “angel of liberty” to commemorate the beginning of the independence movement in 1811. Walk to the east side of this public square to find Iglesia El Rosario church.

West of El Salvador

Cerro Verde National Park

Planning a day trip? Hike through wooded trails and cloud forests at this park, which links three volcanoes: Santa Ana, Izalco, and Cerro Verde. The tallest volcano in El Salvador, Santa Ana, stands 7,605 square feet above sea level and features four nested craters. Izalco stands on the southern flank of Santa Ana and was once famed as the Lighthouse of the Pacific. The park is around 40 miles west of Hyatt Centric San Salvador.

Joya de Cerén Archaeological Park

Travel back in time to a Mayan village that was buried under volcanic ash more than 1,400 years ago. Exceptionally preserved artifacts and earth structures give you unique insight into the daily lives of farmers in this pre-Hispanic village, which was destroyed with the eruption of the Laguna Caldera volcano around 600 AD.

La Libertad Beach

Drive 30 minutes and find yourself at this incredible beach with a variety of seafood restaurants and a deck. Learn how to surf at Playa El Tunco and be part of this worldwide recognized beach.

San Salvador Area

Bicentenario Park

Start your day running on trails (2.17 M) that can also be used for biking, 7 different Pic Nic areas barbecues and playgrounds, just 5 minutes walking distance from Hyatt Centric San Salvador

Museo de Arte de El Salvador

View centuries of Salvadoran art at this 7,463-square foot museum, which hosts exhibits of 19th-century works as well as large-scale contemporary canvases. It houses 405 artworks in total, including 66 sketches from José Mejía Vides.

David J. Guzmán National Museum of Anthropology

Dual-language Spanish and English explanations are a major plus at this museum, which features must-see collections of Maya and Olmec artifacts. Don’t miss the Entierros Prehispánicos exhibit, which showcases more than 170 relics related to Mesoamerican burials.