How dangerous is El Salvador now? The US State Department is still giving it a Level 3 warning.

How dangerous is El Salvador now? The US State Department is still giving it a Level 3 warning.

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's fine if you stay around surf city and zona Rosa/Santa tecla in San Salvador. Not sure why you'd go at all tho, not much to do/see you can't do/see in other CA countries

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/GgtWanq.png

      How dangerous is El Salvador now? The US State Department is still giving it a Level 3 warning.

      I have perm residency there because I own enough BTC. It’s great and a lot of fun.

      [...]

      Absolutely

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        how much do you need to qualify?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I have perm residency there because I own enough BTC
          How does that work, do you just have to prove you have a certain amount and don't need to invest in the country or do anything else?

          originally they said 3 btc, but the price collapsed and now it's a 100k investment, so roughly 3 btc

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I have perm residency there because I own enough BTC
        How does that work, do you just have to prove you have a certain amount and don't need to invest in the country or do anything else?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Flights are cheap and I wanted to a short remote working trip. Basically no charged vacation time. Check another country off the list, and see how the country is. Other option is going to Antigua, Guatemala.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The US State Department is still giving it a Level 3 warning
    have a nice day boomer

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its one metric, I use. Another metric I use is asking anons on a Cambodian basket weaving forum,. You fricking homosexual.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bukele has turned this country around by cracking down on gangs and building infrastructure. Best travel before Uncle Sam coups Bukele and brings back freedom and democracy (narco and human trafficking) and El Salvador becomes a shithole again.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Uncle Sam has given up on controlling Latin America.

      https://i.imgur.com/GgtWanq.png

      How dangerous is El Salvador now? The US State Department is still giving it a Level 3 warning.

      US also does not want to admit that Bukele's policies are both successful and supported by an overwhelming majority of El Salvadorans. The country was on my short list of winter travel destinations before I decided to go to Southeast Asia instead of Latin America. No more spickin Spanish, yay.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Turns out you can put criminals in jail

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's illegal it doesn't work you can't do that NOT MUH HECKIN CRIMINOOS NOOO

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Currently sat in Santa Ana - the storm was pretty heavy but that's the scariest thing I've seen here - I've done San salvador, much of the coast and up to the Honduran border.
    I'm sure bad things happen here but I've not seen em

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone here actually been to El Salvador? Only countries I have left in North America are El Salvador and Belize. Planning to go some time in the next 2-3 months for maybe ~1 week. Already been to Honduras, Guatemala, etc, so not any more worried about crime than I would be elsewhere in the region.

    Not really sure what to do there TBQH, sorta just going to check it off my list but want to enjoy myself, too.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Not really sure what to do there TBQH, sorta just going to check it off my list but want to enjoy myself, too.
      Basically a more limited selection of what you did in Guatemala or Honduras.

      If you want to go hiking, you can go to Cerro Verde and hike up the Santa Ana volcano, it's maybe a 5-6 hour hike in total. Water-based activities, you have the Los Chorros water park right outside of Santa Tecla. If that's not your speed then las cascadas de tamanique (natural waterfalls) are a good way to kill a day. There's also a spot near the border of Guatemala that I forget but holy shit was it filled with trash. Genuine shame because it was a hot springs too. If neither of those are appealing then I would just go to El Tunco/Surf City.

      Honestly dude if you're like me, and you probably are, you won't be blown away by anything the country has to offer. I'd give it another 10 years for the country to work on its identity. Food was good though.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        The hot springs are called Salto de Malacatiupan btw, pic related. Pulled it off Google photos, the trash pile up you see here isn't as bad as what I saw in person. Shame because the location really is picturesque.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          brown people actually throw rubbish into hotsprings? holy frick

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            what in the fricking world ever made you think they DONT? they throw trash everywhere in their own countries. they do it in europe. they do it in japan. they do it in america.

            what SINGLE fricking fact of the ENTIRE UNIVERSE made you ever think they dont do it you fricking idiot?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/92baYC5.jpg

        The hot springs are called Salto de Malacatiupan btw, pic related. Pulled it off Google photos, the trash pile up you see here isn't as bad as what I saw in person. Shame because the location really is picturesque.

        Thanks, lad. That's about what I was expecting. I lived in India for several years, so I doubt the litter will phase me.

        Do I have to worry about getting stabbed or robbed on any of the aforementioned hiking trails? Most of the easily-accessible, semi-urban trails I've visited in Latin America have had clear-cut and obvious issues with petty crime.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I wasn't worried during my treks. The volcano hike I'm pretty sure required a guide and the cascadas de tamanique don't require a guide but the path is just barely marked so I strongly recommend hiring one from the tourist center they set up there.

          Just practice the same vigilance you had all throughout LATAM, don't try to flex your Real Traveler™ muscles in places that aren't touristy. It's still a country torn up by decades of civil and gang wars, but has gotten better.

          If you do end up going, try to stay on the western side of San Salvador, like almost everything west of plaza libertad or plaza morazan. I only say that because the majority of tourist stuff is in this area. If you plan on going the nature route, then staying around Santa Tecla is a better idea because you'll be out of the city way faster and the traffic is absolute fricking cancer the further in you go.

          Have fun with it man. The country has promise, but go in with rock bottom expectations.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    My gay friend went there a few months back and loved it, I'd say it's safe enough

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