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I have a short layover in San Salvador, El Salvador and am being picked up and going on a tour by a tour company there. I have the option of going EITHER to Lake Coatepeque or Joya de Ceren. What would you recommend? I´d be interested to hear all thoughts you might have about either/both.
Can anyone tell me if the car rental companies are open after midnight at the airport? My flight arrives at 1am (Spirit) from Orlando FL, and I would like to rent a car when I arrive to San Salvador on August 1.... Thanks. - Julio
I am arriving into Comalapa late Wed night (yeah, the Spirit flight). As a woman traveling alone, is it generally considered safe to travel by taxi late at night in San Salvador?
If not, can anyone recommend inexpensive accommodations that will provide a shuttle for a reasonable price?
Thanks for the help!
I want to travel by first-class bus from San Salvador to San Pedro Sula and return in June. My initial web research indicates that service is provided by Transporte King Quality and that there is one daily trip each day, departing at 7:00 AM. However, I'm unable to confirm the schedule or the fares on the King Quality website. Does anyone have recent information about fares and schedules on this route?
My 20 yr old daughter is traveling with a non profit organization to Suchitoto, El Salvadore, to study "land grabbing". Even though she will be travelling with a group I have some safety concerns. Can enyone that has recently travelled to this country provide me with some insight and advise.
I am planning a 4-5 day trip at the end of April,but my travel dates are likely to coincide with the bank holiday on the 1st of May, should I avoid visiting at this time, or are the extra activities that I would be able to see ( processions / fireworks etc)?
Thanks a million.
Hello there! I am new to LP and am also new to solo travel. I have traveled to South Korea but that's about it. I am eighteen and female and will be visiting El Salvador for two weeks some time in the near future. I had some questions that I've been having a hard time finding answers to online:
1. From what I've heard, I guess I'm a sucker for booking my flight with Spirit and being a cheapskate. I am only taking a backpack with me to avoid having to check in a bag. I am worried about safety when I am walking around with it. I don't wish to be targeted because I stick out with my backpack but I don't want to lose it/get it stolen by leaving it somewhere I may think is secure. I am very torn, what should I do with my backpack?
2. My flight will arrive at 12:30 in the morning in San Salvador, I am concerned about safety and don't feel comfortable traveling at night. Would I be ab... more »
Seems there is lots of info about where to go in El Salvador If you already know how to surf..but much less if you're an absolute beginner (never been on a board!) but really want to learn. I'm looking for a "gentle" introduction to the waves. So, small waves would be nice, and sand would be much better than rocks!
I'm in San Salvador right now and have a week or so to either take a surf camp, or daily lessons. Any recommendations?
Thanks so much!
Heading to El Salvador next week last minute. Meeting a friend in El Tunco on the Saturday and have 3 nights/days solo before then. Wanted to stay off of the beaches for the first few days and see some other parts of the country. Narrowed it down to suchitoto or ruta de la flores, just don't know how to make up mind. I guess my questions boil down to:
1. Which would you recommend for a solo traveller looking for a chill vibe (squares by day, drinks at night) and other backpackers
2. Hostel recommendations for each?
3. Is there another locale i should check out?
4. Any other tips?
I'm toying with renting a car for a couple of days to go down to El Cuco as traveling by bus seems to involve a lot of bus switches.
Outside of the bikes, pedestrians, animals on the road, passing drivers going at high speed around corners, etc are there any other things to watch for? I hear that the roads are some of the best in Central America and it looks like pretty major roads are the only way to get to El Cuco.
I hear a lot about police corruption in Mexico and Honduras with travelers being stopped for various supposed traffic offenses with essentially a shakedown for money (la mordida?). In fact, I have encountered it personally between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico so I know it happens.
What's the reputation of El Salvador police for tourists being hassled for bribes? I don't see much literature on this.
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hey, guys. :)
am looking for help!
i live in guate city for 4 weeks now, want to do a trip to el salvador, nicaragua and honduras, back to guate city and then fly back home to germany.
really need some help to find a local bus from guate city to el salvador for crossing the boarder. my plan is not fixed yet, but would like to start in santa ana or ahuachapan, tacuba... this region. not necessarily want to go to san salvador.
am also looking for companions as my spanish is not that good and i am a woman..
anybody who can help me? :)
Wondering if upon exiting customs/immigration, there are booths for shared shuttle service or taxis to the beach areas of El Salvador (El Zonte).
I understand taxis aren't metered - are there posted prices at the airport for what I can expect to pay to get to El Zonte? Any reputable companies for shared private van shuttle services that I can try to contact?
I am currently planning a trip for 9 days in Belize and 16-17 days in El Salvador in late August/early September, and I have a few scheduling questions:
1. Is it reasonable to explore the Ruta de las Flores from one of the towns? I was thinking about staying in Hostal Anahuac over a weekend and using it as a home base to see the other towns. Or would you recommend staying in each of the towns individually? Also, are the food fairs on both days of the weekend, or just Saturdays?
2. Can I easily get to and climb Santa Ana volcano from Juayua? Or would you recommend starting from Santa Ana? I understand it is wise to go in a group up the volcano. If I go on a weekday, will I have trouble finding enough people to form a group? Can I take a tour from Juayua to get around this issue? I'm having trouble finding much information.
3. I'd really like to see some Mayan ruins whi... more »
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