Unfortunately, El Salvador remains off many travelers’ radar, overlooked for other Central American countries such as Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama. El Salvador has many understated charms and kind, friendly people that surprises most first-time visitors. Being off the beaten path, El Salvador remains unspoiled by heavy tourism. El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, yet includes some of the best paved roadways. Visitors reap the benefits in that traveling to even the most far-flung destinations never takes more than a few hours.