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RE: Dangerous Country« on: December 26 2006 12:12:00 »
I also found it to be dangerous, seeing how I walked into my room being broken into but, I also noticed it all depends on the attitude that you give of to people since all I had stolen was a broken board I didnt care much but it was only once in the month I spent on the Costa Azul...Sorry you had such a bad time...I am going back tomorrow for a photo shoot so. Happy holidays and Happy New Years...
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #1 on: December 26 2006 17:12:00 »
El salvador is very dangerous no matter what people say or tell you, the place is great for surfing (water temperature, the waves, the weather), but you're better off going to Costa Rica is a much safer and that is priceless.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #2 on: January 16 2007 08:01:00 »
You have to live there is squaller, the tourist who can afford to go there get ripped off but also get to leave. Have fun living in your little insignificant country and enjoy watching the gringos leaving you there.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #3 on: January 20 2007 17:01:00 »
I dont believe that, the coutry is dangerous but in some towns at the main cities. the true is that is like any other latin american country, but the people from the surf comunity are doing a good work for tourism, you can go to Zonte or Sunzal and the people are nice, La Libertad is dangerous becouse is a big town as Jaco about ten years ago, but with better wave. Punta Roca is a world class wave..
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #4 on: August 21 2007 23:08:00 »
I'm a gringo that has gone down to El Salvador 20 times. Never been ripped off.
But I know people and don't go to the wrong places at the wrong times. Like anywhere elso in the world, be careful where and when you go.
I like it so much, I bought a beach house.
I've traveled throughout Central America and Mexico. El Salvador it no more dangerous then the other nearby countries.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #5 on: August 24 2007 17:08:00 »
Well Said Tim - I agree with you 100%.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #6 on: September 02 2007 16:09:00 »
El Salvador has been through a long bloody civil war. Kids grew up watching extreme violence, then find themselves dirt poor. Gangs offer them a family. You'll never understand where they are coming from. What they need is something better than gringos coming in expecting a week in paradise surf trip.
Having said that I've been there over a dozen times and surfed every point in the country. Never had a thing stolen, never had a problem with a local. Great people. Give respect and you'll get respect. You'll spend more time actually riding waves in El Salvador than anywhere on the planet.
If you had so much trouble in El Salvador you probably deserved it.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #7 on: September 20 2007 18:09:00 »
Get some balls, this is what surf travel is all about, don't stay in too shady a place and respect the locals and you will be fine. I met girls that had surfed all over the place in El Salvador and they ripped, and they were not complaining like you. HAHAHA, way less localization than trestles and these guys actually live within 2 hours of "THEIR" break.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #8 on: September 26 2007 15:09:00 »
You just had bad luck, what hotel did u stay? what beach, where did this happen??
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #9 on: November 13 2007 06:11:00 »
El Salvador is the Hawaii of Latin America, is a small,
nice and interesting country, salvadoreans are nice, helful
and always with a smile on their face.
I had a great time there and look forward to going back, people critized what they do not know, but if you are a cheap
and dirty traveller you will be always looking for danger and
this will be not your kind of country, try to stay away from
crowded places and do no travel in the night, everywhere is dangerous, people are people... and I Love El Salvador