San Miguel is a city in eastern El Salvador. It’s known for its huge San Miguel Carnival in November, honoring Nuestra Señora de la Paz (Our Lady of Peace). The red-steepled Catedral Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Paz is on central Parque David J. Guzmán. The active San Miguel Volcano, also called Chaparrastique, is southwest of the city. Trails leading to the summit offer views of the city and coast.
El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador.