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Topic: Driving in E Salvador

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Nicholas Miron

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Driving in E Salvador

« on: July 16 2006 19:07:00 »

Is it a bad idea to rent a car in El salvador and drive up and down the coast in terms of safety?  Anyone have any suggestions. If I don't rent a car, can I take a bus to Libertad, and then just go from there?  Are buses safw there.  I am traveling alone, and the last thing I want is to get car Jacked  or robbed.  I have heard a lot about gangs in El Salvador. Are these gands prevalent along the coastal towns, or are they primarily in the city.  Any ideas please respond to this post. or email me directly at


Armin Alfaro

RE: Driving in E Salvador

« Reply #1 on: July 17 2006 00:07:00 »

Public transportation is not recommended at all.  Renting a car is the best idea. The requirements to rent a car are just a major credit card and your state driver license. They will also ask to make a copy of your passport as well.A four-door sedan should not go over $25 to $32 inclusive. (Tax and insurance) They can meet you at the airport if needed. I travel to El Salvador every other month and rent a car as well. Try to stay away from rental companies stationed at the airport. They all are too expensive. Most of them will try to charge you about $65 to 80 inclusive.Have fun in El Salvador. Stay away from remote areas and do not wear any type of jewelry that could attract attention.(try Inter Car rental) Their daily fee is $25 inclusive



Is nice there and you never get bored

« Reply #2 on: August 01 2006 10:08:00 »

I definetely recomend you to go to that country is so much fun there, people is nice they r always happy and help u as much as they can. Is true that some gangs are in that country but as long as you keep away to those zones i bet you will love it and will never forget that experience....

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