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🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR

DOCUMENTATION EL SALVADOR
Passport Valid for length of stay
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability Insurance may be required by marinas
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES  
Official Country Visa None if stay is less than 90 days
Immigration Visa Good for 90 days with one 30-day extension; CA-4 Tourist Card ($10) available if travelling via land between Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras
Required Permits Temporary Importation Permit  (fee $1/day); cruising permit (valid for 2 months)
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Custom; Port Authority; Port Captain
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees: Free to $50
Notes:  
   
OTHER  
Required Vaccinations None
Pets Vaccinations Certificate
   
Currency: US Dollar

 

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP Pop (M) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
71.57 28.43 95 36% 4,330 6.5 73.5 48.05 43.9 37.8 28.88

COUNTRY CONTACT – EL SALVADOR RALLY

US EMBASSY
TEL 2501 2999

Final Blvd. Santa Elena
Antiguo Cuseatlan, La Libertad
San Salvador

 

WEATHER

SWELL
  In El Salvador the Bar crossings need to be timed to low swell and calm conditions.
Watch for large Southern Ocean events which travel and make surfers happy but bar-crossings dangerous .

WIND

TIDES

Pacific coast of Central America has semi-diurnal tides with a  range of 6-9 feet /  2–3 m in El Salvador

 

PILOT CHARTS

El Salvador Pilot Charts depict averages in prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights, visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions at different times of the year. The information used to compile these averages was obtained from oceanographic and meteorologic observations over many decades during the late 18th and 19th centuries.  The charts aid the navigator in selecting the fastest and safest routes with regards to the expected weather and ocean conditions.  In El Salvador the Bar crossings need to be timed to low swell and calm conditions. Details on El Salvador Climatology and how to read Wind-roses follow this link.

 

EL SALVADOR CHARTS

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