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Nicaragua Vs El Salvador« on: April 28 2010 13:04:00 »
Debating between Nicaragua and El Salvador this summer. I only get a couple weeks holidays this July and want to focus in on one or two great spots in one of those countries. Can anyone that has been to both (or either) give me recommendations on the country and the best spots. Also, what can I expect to be spending on a weekly budget. I'm on a budget.
RE: Nicaragua Vs El Salvador« Reply #1 on: May 02 2010 10:05:47 »
I have been to both and now own a place in Nicaragua. They are almost identical except El Salvador tends to have more right point breaks while Nicaragua has more lefts. Costs and crowds are about the same in both places. Airport is closer to surf in El Salvador but Nicaragua has more days of offshore winds. Both are behind Costa Rica as far as overall development/amenities go.
RE: Nicaragua Vs El Salvador« Reply #2 on: May 02 2010 22:05:670 »
Both places pump but I could sum this up in one word: SAFETY
El Salvador had kids go to the States after the war, become gangsters and then take all that sh%t back home with them. There are plenty of guns around. Nicaragua has neither of these problems and I've never heard any gnarly stories about hold ups etc. I stayed here and loved it (and it's perfect if you're on a budget- cheap food and clean bed for only 5 bucks a night!!!): http://nicaraguasurfhotel.com