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Best El Salvador Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in El Salvador (Updated 2022)

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In this guide you will learn about the best El Salvador sim card for tourists and how to buy a prepaid sim card in El Salvador. Click here to book online Salvador activities and day trips

You can buy the cheapest sim card in El Salvador with Claro or Tigo prepaid sim card El Salvador for $7 USD with 5 GB data valid for 15 days.

You can find the cheapest El Salvador eSim with Airalo El Salvador eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

MTX Connect eSim El Salvador for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. Make sure you check Holafly El Salvador eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days and you can activate with QR Code.

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WHERE TO STAY IN EL SALVADOR

You can stay in a dorm expect to pay $10 USD per night. Those who want to feel much comfier staying in mid-budget hotels can cost you $30 USD. If you prefer more luxury starts from $60 USD.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION EL SALVADOR BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

You can read Heymondo Vs Safetwing cheapest travel Insurance. You can get for $135 USD your Heymondo Travel Insurance with Heymondo discount code valid for 90 days. Read our full Heymondo Travel Insurance Review

You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

EL SALVADOR TOURIST SIM CARD AND PREPAID SIM CARD EL SALVADOR

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First thing we have to say about internet, El Salvador sim card data connection is great especially in the cities. There are a few places off the beaten path like mountains, beaches and lakes where the connection will be weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in El Salvador. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get outside the airport when getting to the city in an official phone shop.

There are 4 main phone operators El Salvador: Claro, Movistar, Tigo, and Digicel. The fastest speed and best coverage are Claro, later Movistar and Tigo while Digicel is the smallest phone operator in El Salvador. 

BUYING EL SALVADOR PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD EL SALVADOR AIRPORT)

Buying an El Salvador sim card at the airport is simple and easy. You can get your sim card in El Salvador International Airport. This option it will be more expensive but it’s great especially if you are heading outside the city to the beach.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your El Salvador prepaid sim card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy your El Salvador tourist sim card especially in places like San Salvador city.

WHERE TO GET YOUR EL SALVADOR TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can buy your El Salvador sim card at the airport and phone shops. There are phone kiosks and local shops willing to sell an El Salvador prepaid sim card. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport even it’s not required.

If you are getting to El Salvador by bus from Guatemala or Honduras you can also get your El Salvador tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around in kiosks and street sellers.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD EL SALVADOR COMPARISON

We will focus in this prepaid sim card El Salvador with Claro and Movistar the most popular ones in the country. We will tell you about Movistar and Digicel. You always can check and compare since there are new promotions with new packages that can adapt better for your needs.

CLARO EL SALVADOR SIM CARD

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Claro El Salvador sim card is the largest phone operator in the country. You can get a Claro prepaid sim card for $5 USD coming with 350 MB data valid for 4 days. Check here prices and packages in Claro website!

If you only want data packages with Claro El Salvador for $2 USD with 2 GB data valid for 2 days. For $4 USD with 3 GB data valid for 8 days. And for $10 USD with 5 GB data valid 30 days.

MOVISTAR EL SALVADOR

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Movistar El Salvador sim is the second-largest phone operator in the country with great prices and packages. A prepaid sim card Movistar El Salvador costs $3 USD coming with $3 USD credit valid for 3 days depending on the promotion can be cheaper. Check here prices and packages in Movistar website!

Movistar Salvador data packages for $4 USD with 1 GB valid for 7 days. And for $10 USD with 3 GB data valid 15 days.

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TIGO EL SALVADOR SIM CARD

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Tigo El Salvador sim card is the third largest phone operator in El Salvador with good coverage. You can get a Tigo prepaid sim card for $1 USD coming with 75 MB data valid 2 days depending on the promotion can be more expensive or cheaper. Check here prices and packages in Tigo website!

All these packages with Tigo El Salvador prepaid sim card are coming with unlimited Whatsapp chat for $2 USD with 2 GB data valid for 4 days. For $4 USD with 3 GB data valid for 8 days. And for $7 USD with 4 GB data valid for 16 days.

Digicel Salvador Sim Card

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Digicel El Salvador sim card is the smallest phone operator. You can get a Digicel prepaid sim card in El Salvador for $ USD coming with $3 USD credit. It can be even cheaper depending on the promotions. The coverage isn’t so good outside the cities but Digicel El Salvador has the cheapest packages. Check here prices and packages in Digicel website!

All these packages are coming with free Whatsapp. You can get for $5 USD with 2 GB data and unlimited net calls valid 14 days. And for $10 USD with 4 GB and unlimited net calls valid 30 days.

EL SALVADOR SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD EL SALVADOR)

My El Salvador Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card El Salvador with Claro or Tigo prepaid sim card El Salvador for $7 USD with 5 GB data valid for 15 days. Read here best El Salvador eSim

You can find the cheapest El Salvador eSim with Airalo El Salvador eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

MTX Connect eSim El Salvador for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. Make sure you check Holafly El Salvador eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days and you can activate with QR Code.

If you can get a special package or a promotion with Digicel El Salvador and stay in a city could be a great option.

BEST TIME TO VISIT EL SALVADOR

El Salvador typical dry season is from the months of November to April and wet season is from the months of May to October. The dry season is the best time to visit and fully enjoy the Caribbean coast. The rain is during the months of September to February.

The best time to visit El Salvador is during the peak season from the months of January to June, in these months the weather is dry and cool in most parts.

Click here to know more about the weather in El Salvador.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL EL SALVADOR

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You can manage your food budget travel El Salvador with $10 USD per day. You can go for local restaurants for $3 USD and having a meal at a fine restaurant can cost $7-8 USD. Beer in the country is $1 USD. You can buy a Pupusa which is the most popular snack as street food for $1 USD.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL EL SALVADOR

You can stay in a dorm expect to pay $10 USD per night. Those who want to feel much comfier staying in mid-budget hotels can cost you $30 USD. If you prefer more luxury starts from $60 USD.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION EL SALVADOR BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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