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3G, LTE

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Downloadable El Salvador SIM card with prepaid data

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  • Prepaid data starting at just $8.00
  • Includes a free international phone number. Learn more.
  • No surprise fees or roaming charges
  • Visiting El Salvador soon? Save money with a El Salvador eSIM (downloadable SIM card) with local data starting at just $8.00 a week.
  • Get cheap data: Install a El Salvador eSIM on your phone and activate your data package to enjoy a steady internet connection anywhere in El Salvador, without needing Wi-Fi.
  • Never pay roaming charges: Avoid carrier roaming charges by toggling off Data Roaming for your primary SIM, or toggling off your primary SIM entirely. Need help? We’re available 24/7.

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  • Supported networks: Claro
  • Expected speeds: 3G / LTE
  • Limitations: Fully unthrottled data
  • Data top-up available: Yes
  • Hotspot / Tethering: Yes
  • ID/documentation required: No
  • Phone number: Included with purchase

How does our El Salvador eSIM work?

An eSIM is an embedded SIM card, and you probably already have an eSIM-compatible device. When you install an eSIM for a country or region, it lets your device connect to local networks in that area. This means your device will have data without needing Wi-Fi or paying roaming charges.

 

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Use an El Salvador eSIM to stay connected

Part of Central America, El Salvador is known for its scenic volcanoes, historic churches and excellent surfing destinations.

While spending your vacation in El Salvador, you’ll want to use social media and other helpful apps to stay connected as you travel.

An El Salvador eSIM is the perfect solution. An eSIM lets you stay connected to the internet without worrying about Wi-Fi connectivity.

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How much travel data do I need in El Salvador?

The amount of data needed in El Salvador will vary with your usage and itinerary. While you’re exploring the country and visiting local attractions or enjoying a day outdoors, you may not have access to Wi-Fi and will need data.

The great thing about an El Salvador eSIM is that it offers flexible data plans at affordable rates. You can always choose to start with a small data package and top up later if needed.

We also have a travel data calculator to help you estimate how much data you’ll need for your trip.

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Will I pay roaming charges with an El Salvador eSIM?

Definitely not. An El Salvador eSIM doesn’t require you to pay any roaming charges because your mobile device will be directly connected to the local network in El Salvador.

To avoid roaming charges on your primary SIM, please make sure you’ve turned off Data Roaming on your primary SIM (and confirmed you aren’t enrolled in a carrier travel plan).

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El Salvador eSIM data starting at $8

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Explore top attractions in El Salvador

Scenic beauty, a diverse culture and an extensive history, El Salvador has so much to explore. Here are some attractions to visit while you’re here.

National Theater of El Salvador: A popular national monument and the largest theater in Central America. With French architecture and murals, visitng this theater is a cultural experience.

Santa Ana: This small town is a must-visit. From exploring the stunning architecture to grabbing delicious street food and checking out the gothic cathedral, there is lots to do.

Coffee Plantation Tours: The western part of El Salvador offers various coffee plantation tours, where you can learn all about coffee production and get to taste great coffee.

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Popular foods to try in El Salvador

A fine blend of Spanish influence, Central American flair and age-old cooking techniques, the cuisine of El Salvador is vibrant and flavourful. Here are some dishes you should try.

Pupusas: This is the most popular food in El Salvador. Stuffed tortillas made of rice or corn flour that are enjoyed at breakfast or as a quick snack. Chicken, cheese, shrimp and beans are common fillings.

Yuca Frita: The edible root of the cassava plant is cut into thick wedges and deep-fried, then served with onions and fermented cabbage.

Horchata: A beverage full of nutrition that is made from jicaro seeds, it’s flavored with sesame seeds, vanilla and nutmeg.

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What’s the best time to visit El Salvador?

El Salvador has a tropical climate with warm summers and rainy seasons. Temperatures differ with regional elevations and seasonal changes.

June to August: The wet season provides excellent surf conditions. Some of the biggest festivals takes place during August, which include Fiestas Agostinas and Balls of Fire.

September to November: Autumn in El Salvador is known for Independence Day celebrations. The weather remains hot and rainy, and you can enjoy affordable prices on accomodations.

December to February: These drier and cooler months are why this is peak tourist season in El Salvador. Book well in advance and expect higher prices. Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are the major attractions during this time of year.

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What to pack for an El Salvador vacation

Packing and planning for a trip to El Salvador can be stressful so here are some essentials you should remember to bring along.

Hat: You may need a hat to protect yourself from the hot sun while you explore the tropical outdoors.

Rain Jacket/Umbrella: Rain can be expected all year long in El Salvador and being prepared will make sure you won’t miss anything on your trip.

Travel Insurance: It’s always better to keep your trip secured, having the proper travel insurance will keep you worry free.

FAQs about using an El Salvador eSIM

Check my device

Most newer phones, tablets, and computers are already eSIM-compatible, so use our eSIM device checker to make sure you have a device that can accept an eSIM.

Free Wi-Fi is great when it’s available, safe, and working well, but some destinations make it just about impossible to get a good connection. That’s why it’s nice to have data as a backup to stay connected.

We’re proud to provide aloSIM customers with fast eSIM data connections that allow them to talk, text, surf, and stream comfortably. You’ll likely experience a 4G (sometimes 5G) or LTE equivalent network in most locations, depending on what’s available in the area.

Installation guides

We have detailed eSIM installation instructions for all compatible devices, so whether you’re looking to add eSIM data to an iPhone or iPad, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, or something else, we’ll be able to walk you through the eSIM set-up process easily.

How to avoid roaming charges

It can be confusing to know the best roaming settings for your phone while you travel internationally, so we’ve created an easy walk-through guide to show you exactly how your phone’s roaming settings should look.

Explore El Salvador with aloSIM data

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AFFORDABLE

Our eSIM data packages are prepaid, so you always know exactly what you’ll spend on data. No contracts, no surprises, and never any roaming charges.

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CONVENIENT

You’ll have full access to your regular phone number for calling and texting, and you can add data to your device whenever you need it. No in-store visits required!

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FLEXIBLE

Only buy what you need! If you’re not sure how much data you’ll need, start with a 1 GB package. You can always top up your eSIM with more data later.

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