This is part of a global trend that emerged as a result of the pandemic, which shifted tourist preferences toward outdoor destinations.
The World Tourism Barometer, presented by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the beginning of this year, indicates that the increase in the vaccination rate and the reduction of border restrictions are some of the incentives that have marked the recovery shown by this sector.
Consistent with this change in tourism dynamics, the government of El Salvador is betting on revamping its national parks and projects an investment of $2.5 million for this year, according to the director of the Salvadoran Institute of Tourism (ISTU), Eny Aguiñada.
Likewise, the authorities will introduce new options this year so that national and international tourists can enjoy healthy recreation spaces in biosecure facilities and with quality services.
«We started in 2022 with the Walter Thilo Deininger Surf City Adventure Park. In the coming months, we will be announcing the opening of our amusement park located in the tourist complex of the port of La Libertad, and we will be closing the year with the opening of one of the most anticipated tourist destinations by the salvadoran population: the Puerta del Diablo” — Aguinada commented.
Regarding the La Libertad project, the official explained that it is an avant-garde project with no similarity within the Central American region.
«Having an amusement park that allows you to enjoy its attractions, whether they are the rides, a panoramic view of the enjoyment of our waves, I think that this combination makes it totally attractive and, of course, it falls within the strategy of Surf City» — she said.
Aguiñada affirms that the world trend in favor of tourism that takes place in open spaces was also seen in El Salvador last year.