70% of foreigners visit El Salvador because of its beaches

Salvadoran beaches are an attraction for international tourists, as demonstrated by the statistics of the Ministry of Tourism, which indicate that 70% of the tourists who visit El Salvador come to enjoy its warm beaches.

In addition, the varied gastronomy and the friendliness of the employees in the field are important factors in attracting visitors, said the Minister of Tourism, Morena Valdez.

According to the official, the improvement of road infrastructure and basic services is part of the strategy to continue promoting the sector.

Therefore, to continue providing a quality service, the government carries out a plan to strengthen human talent through GastroLab, an institution that certifies young people from different areas of the country in gastronomy, with an emphasis on tourism.

The initiative, in addition to offering opportunities and developing skills in young people in the gastronomic area, contributes to the economic reactivation of the sector since they can work in restaurants and hotels in the area.

Likewise, the official informed that to continue attracting tourists to the country, investments will be made in the tourist infrastructure of Circuit 2 of Surf City in the east of the country.

With this project, the government is committed to developing and boosting tourism on the beaches of Usulután and San Miguel, among which are Punta Mango, Las Flores, La Vaca, El Toro, and El Cuco.

As estimated, the road and tourist infrastructure works to be built as part of Circuit 2 of Surf City will benefit around 960,000 people in the four departments of the eastern zone.

The tourism authorities assure that El Salvador is now in the spotlight of world tourism, so much so that the goal of 1.9 million international tourists expected for this year has already been exceeded. That projection was exceeded at the end of October, so now the projection is 2.4 million foreign tourists, which will leave the country with close to $2.4 billion in foreign currency.