El Salvador may be one of the smaller Central American countries, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in diversity. From forests and volcanoes to charming valleys and colonial towns, this country has it all. Alongside its natural beauty and colonial history, El Salvador offers tourists beach and coastal activities, with many hot spots for fishing, surfing and other water sports. If you’re looking for the biggest party on El Salvador then visit in November for the colourful and lively Carnaval de San Miguel. Whether you choose to explore urban life in one of the three main cities, such as Santa Ana, practise Spanish with welcoming locals, or breathe in the mountain air in the stunning cloud forest of Cerro Verde, El Salvador won’t disappoint. Wherever you’re based, you’ll find plenty to explore, so you can really make the most of this unique holiday destination.