San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, doesn't typically make the destinations lists of Central America travelers. Huge, bustling, and often chaotic, San Salvador isn't always lovely, or safe. But much of it is. Gorgeous, in fact. And if you travel smart, you'll find attractions among Central America's finest -- most of them within just 45 minutes of San Salvador's downtown. These photos of San Salvador are from my recent trip to the El Salvador capital, and offer a visual slice of this emerging destination.