Your kids will have a ball in El Salvador, especially if you choose the kid-friendly accommodations, restaurants, and attractions throughout this guide. All-inclusive resorts on the Balsamo Coast and the Costa del Sol are the obvious choices, but the country throws up some surprise attractions, such as the excellent children's museum in San Salvador. Restaurants and tour operators are child-friendly, though you may have problems on public transportation such as buses, which are uncomfortable for everybody, never mind an energetic 5-year-old.
A handful of hotels give discounts for children 11 and under, or allow children under 3 or 4 years old to stay for free. Discounts and cutoff ages vary according to the hotel, but in general, don't assume that your kids can stay in your room for free. Hotels offering regular, dependable babysitting service are few and far between. If you will need babysitting, make sure your hotel offers it before you make your reservation.
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