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30 Ideas for a date in El Salvador

  • Date Published: February 9, 2020
  • Last Edited: February 9, 2020
  • Topic(s): El Salvador, Travel, Central America

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner

For those love birds out there, it’s probably time to start thinking about where to take your significant other on a date for that special day. Anyway, have you ever thought about why we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. Emperor Claudius was a pagan and had Valentine imprisoned for going against his will by marrying soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies. 

While imprisoned, Valentine was known to be the caretaker of his fellow prisoners and his jailor’s blind daughter. Valentine was executed on February 14th, and as a final act of love, he wrote a letter to the blind girl, signing it “From your Valentine.” 

An image depicting Saint Valentine of Rome.

Two hundred years later, February 14th was declared St. Valentine’s Day, to honor Valentine. The poet Chaucer is the one responsible for linking Saint Valentine with romantic love. From there, a tradition of courtly love, a ritual of expressing respect and admiration (usually in secret) evolved. It spread throughout Europe and eventually across the world to what we now know as Valentine’s Day. 

We usually dedicate this day to our significant other or our valentine. So, if you have no idea where to take your valentine, I have compiled 30 different options for a date in El Salvador for you to choose from. I have divided them into six different categories and have added the price range (based on personal experience) and links to each of their social media profiles. Trust me; you can do so much better than dinner and a movie. I hope these ideas help you with that. 

Breakfast/Brunch Options

Yummy breakfast for two, please! 🧇

Tired of the same old spots to take your girl out for dinner? Sure, a candlelight dinner is always romantic, but mixing things up, especially if you’ve been together for a while, can be refreshing for the relationship. Here are just a few of my favorite spots: 

  1. Andián
  2. Description: French-inspired Bistro and Café (pet-friendly)
  3. Price Range per person: $9.00-$20.00
  4. Locations: Santa Elena, San Benito
  1. Le Croissant
  2. Description: Restaurant and French Bakery
  3. Price Range per person: $9.00-$15.00
  4. Locations: Multiplaza, San Benito, Masferrer
  1. KL by Chef Karli
  2. Description: Mediterranean Fusion
  3. Price Range per person: $10.00-$20.00
  4. Locations: CC. Las Azaleas, San Benito
  1. Delikat
  2. Description: European Bistro (pet-friendly)
  3. Price Range per person: $12.00-$20.00
  4. Locations: Santa Elena, San Benito
  1. Gourmandises
  2. Description: Allergy-friendly, gluten & lactose-free restaurant
  3. Price Range per person: $9.00-$15.00
  4. Locations: San Benito
  1. Lobby
  2. Description: Gastrobar
  3. Price Range per person: $12.00-$20.00
  4. Locations: San Benito

Lunch and Dinner Options

El Salvador has everything you need to enjoy an amazing evening. 🍷

Lunch and dinner are always a good option for Valentine’s date. I’ve selected a variety of restaurants that range from Italian to Japanese cuisine. I carefully decided some of the most exclusive restaurants in San Salvador that I’m sure will give your meal an extra touch of love. 

  1. Al Pomodoro
  2. Description: Italian cuisine
  3. Price Range per person: $17.00-$25.00
  4. Locations: Zona Rosa, San Benito
  1. Pampa Argentina
  2. Description: Meat, poultry, and seafood.
  3. Price Range per person: $17.00-$25.00
  4. Locations: Coatepeque lake, San Salvador volcano, Ataco, Costa del Sol, and 6 locations in the city.
  1. Kamakura
  2. Description: Japanese cuisine
  3. Price Range per person: $17.00-$25.00
  4. Locations: Colonia Escalón
  1. Picasso
  2. Description: Stone Flame oven pizzas
  3. Price Range per person: $12.00-$20.00
  4. Locations: Real Intercontinental Hotel
  1. La Burrata
  2. Description: Varied Gourmet Menu
  3. Price Range per person: $17.00-$25.00
  4. Locations: Muna Museum
  1. Il Bon Gustaio
  2. Description: Traditional Italian cuisine
  3. Price Range per person: $20.00-$28.00
  4. Locations: San Benito
  1. La Gatroteca
  2. Description: Mediterranean cuisine (recommend to make reservations)
  3. Price Range per person: $28.00-$40.00
  4. Locations: Zona Rosa
  1. A Lo Peruano
  2. Description: Traditional Peruvian cuisine
  3. Price Range per person: $20.00-$30.00
  4. Locations: Santa Elena, La Mascota
  1. Punto
  2. Description: Mediterranean cuisine
  3. Price Range per person: $20.00-$30.00
  4. Locations: Marte museum

Couples Activities

Time for a little R&R! 🧖‍♀️

You go out to eat somewhere nice, you give her a dozen red roses, and you end the night with a goodnight kiss. Tired of the same date year after year? Well, here are a few different activities you can do for a date that doesn’t necessarily involve eating out. 

  1. Spa Day

  2. Price range: A spa day could usually range from $49-$135 per person, depending on what is included in the package.
  1. Sento Luxury
  2. Intercontinental Hotel
  3. Barceló Hotel
  1. Game Night

Feeling a little creative, you can organize a game night, order your favorite delivery, and even watch a movie. I’ll leave you with this excellent date night games guide. Here are a few options for delivery:

  1. Nomad pizza: Neopolitan Style Pizzas (oven-baked)
  2. Kalea: Hawaiian Poke Bowls
  3. KOI Sushi: Japanese food
  1. Dance Classes 

If you both enjoy dancing, why not sign up for dance lessons? Dancing is proven to bring people together, enjoy each other’s closeness while having a good time shaking the stress out. 

  1.  Balaré Dance Academy

Places outside the city

The great escape into the outdoors! 🚗🌴

  1. Betos, La Libertad
  2. Description: Seafood
  3. Price Range per person: $15.00-$25.00
  4. Locations: La Libertad
  1. Outdoor Activities

If you two are outdoorsy, what better way to spend quality time than on an outdoor date. Luckily for us, El Salvador has many places where you can go and explore nature. 

  1. Hike a Volcano 🌋
  2. Visit some waterfall 🏞
  3. Go to the beach ☀️🏝
  4. Visit the Lake 🛶🎣
  5. Try surf lessons 🌊🏄‍♀️

If you don’t know how to get to all these places, here are six best day trips in El Salvador that will make a perfect date. 

  1. Covana Kitchen (Puro Surf)
  2. Description: Varied International cuisine with a touch of local flavors
  3. Price Range per person: $15.00-$20.00
  4. Locations: Puro Surf Hotel, El Zonte, La Libertad
  1. Tayua bosque
  2. Description: Varied Food and Bakery
  3. Price Range per person: $12.00-$20.00
  4. Locations: Ataco

Early Stages 

What if you have been dating this person for a short period of time? Should you ask her out on Valentine’s day? Is it a little too much? Take the pressure off and ask her out on a casual date. Here are a few places that will make her feel cared about while still taking things slow. 

  1. Kokoa Bakery
  2. Description: Gourmet Bakery
  3. Price Range per person: $4.00-$10.00
  4. Locations: San Benito
  5. Drinks in the city

  6. Nomada Bar
  7. Description: Experimental Drinks
  8. Price Range per person: $7.00-$15.00
  9. Locations: San Benito
  10. Lobby
  11. Description: Gastrobar
  12. Price Range per person: $7.00-$15.00
  13. Locations: San Benito
  14. Tinto
  15. Description: Wine and food
  16. Price Range per person: $7.00-$20.00
  17. Locations: Plaza Volcán, San Salvador Volcano
  1. Ben’s Coffee at Plaza Volcán
  2. Description: Coffeeshop
  3. Price Range per person: $9.00-$15.00
  4. Locations: Plaza Volcán, San Salvador Volcano

Weekend Getaway

This year, Valentine’s Day will be on a Friday, and most likely, every single place in town will be booked and busy. Why not celebrate over the weekend and make it a weekend getaway? 

  1. Mandala Eco Villas-La Libertad
  2. Description: Permaculture based boutique villas, yoga and surf retreat center
  3. Price Range per night: $80+
  4. Locations: Playa El Cocal, La Libertad
  1. Camping at Conchagua-La Unión
  2. Description: Camping Spot
  3. Price Range: $0.00
  4. Locations: Conchagua Volcano, La Unión
  1. Mision de Angeles-Ataco
  2. Description: Boutique Hotel
  3. Price Range per night: $70-$300.00
  4. Locations: Ataco, Ahuachapán
  1. Puro Surf-La Libertad
  2. Description: Hotel and surf academy
  3. Price Range per night: $55-$300.00
  4. Locations: El Zonte, La Libertad
  1. Boutique Hotel-La Libertad
  2. Description: Boutique Hotel
  3. Price Range per night: $350+
  4. Locations: La Libertad

I hope this guide helps you pick out the best decision to spend this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re a couple that enjoys the great outdoors, eating at the best restaurants, or looking to have a chill time.  And even if it’s not for Valentine’s Day, I’m sure this guide will help give you an idea for a random day; after all, love should be celebrated every day of the year. ❤️

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