Right now in San Francisco, it's almost too cold to enjoy the sun. That's why our celebration of the ever-tropical, sun-baked El Salvador this Wednesday at SOM is a perfect mid-week pick-me-up.
Our friends from Balompié Cafe will be serving their hot, legendary pupusas (for free!) and you can look forward to specials on rum drinks ($3) and El Salvadoran beer ($2) all night long while you dance to the beats of DJ Kingmost. The best part? It's free to get in.
Damp days like today naturally lead one's thoughts to lusher, more tropical climes—a leisurely jaunt to the islands, let's say, or across the equator. But instead of following the herds to the usual, overtrafficked stalwarts (we're lookin' at you, Costa Rica), we invite you to consider the sun-dappled secrets of El Salvador.
The more populous areas feature numerous festivals celebrating El Salvador's art, music and culinary delights. But more adventurous, sporty travelers will be drawn to the country's awesome vistas from atop highly-accessible volcanic mountain ranges, and the legendary Punta Roca surf break offers the best boarding in Central America.