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RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #1 on: January 25 2006 18:01:00 »
I'm not salvy, but what a great and safe country to go to, just like any other country has it's good and has its bad. Funny thing being down there I saw all these bad news of the drive by shootings, kidnapping of children etc etc in the USA and say how can I talk about bad about this country when mine is the same or even worse, reality bites and it bites hard. Can't complaint beautiful beaches and friendly people. Beaches much better than Costa Ricas over crowd beaches, and much more fun here too.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #2 on: January 26 2006 14:01:00 »
it's a place with good waves, I have been twice, but I'm not going back. My friends saw a guy shot in his head in front of punta mango surfcamp in la libertad (2004). local people are generally very friendly, but the us-imported gang system has destroyed the country. there are many many people of all ages (some young kids) on crack and with firearms. that's no fun. security is not getting better these years but going worse. Last time I was there, one guy from norway got shot, one gringo girl raped in el zonte. unfortunately, it's war zone...probably not worse than the worst areas of L.A., but pretty much the same as that, the whole country,...it's a pitty.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #3 on: March 28 2006 09:03:00 »
We just returned from El Salvador and enjoyed a wonderful vacation there, surfing, sight-seeing and enjoying the local culture. We traveled with 3 teenagers and never had any problem. We found the people kind and humble, and with that same attitude, anyone would enjoy travels there! Stayed at Atami, a club west of LaLibertad on the coast, with some security and minimalist accommodations by American standards. Wonderful experience! Don't hesitate to go, just travel smart.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #5 on: May 25 2006 18:05:00 »
Chinga su madre is a mexican saying not Salvadorian...
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #6 on: May 31 2006 21:05:00 »
Sounds like some of you folks are advertising your own homeland..Costa Rica?? Philippines?? Never been to 'em, don't itend to and sure as hell would never dare saying anything good or bad about a place I've never been to. Got my point? That said. I have been to El Salvador and found it extremely pleasant. Beatiful Beaches, modern huge shopping malls (better than what i've seen in the U.S) and I do have to mention the Highway System is top notch. As with any other place in the world---use common sense when traveling for your own sake!
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #7 on: June 01 2006 09:06:00 »
The country is dangerous, and safe at the same time. If you have never been, and can afford it, hire a guide and stay at good hotels. He will steer you away from trouble, and he knows all the locals at the break. You might score one or two good waves if you're respectful. One lengendary Guanaco used to regulate the line up at Punta Roca with a machine gun from the shore. Youngsters pack heat, as does every local. There are no speed limits or cops on excellent highways. We killed 3 dogs on the first day, and nearly plastered a pick-up loaded with 10 people at night with no rear lights or head lights. Be smart, pay attention, tip well and you'll be fine. Party-on, Viva los Guanacos.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #8 on: July 16 2006 11:07:00 »
Our trip to El salvador starts coming wednesday. Is Atami a good hotel to get after just landing at 8pm in San Salvador? (we want to avoid the big city on our first night)
thank u very much
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #9 on: July 16 2006 16:07:00 »
Maybe you can Email me about surfing in El Salvador. Maybe we can meet up and you can show me all the good spots, and people?