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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

The Surprise of El Salvador: History, Culture, Travel #DontSkipElSalvador

Updated: Sep 18, 2021

When I left Atlanta, GA in 2020, travel to El Salvador didn't enter my mind. The history, violence, and news didn't help. I remember seeing and hearing about El Salvador years ago.

For years, I wondered is "El Salvador Safe"?

As a result of a history of gang violence, homicide rates, and bad press, many travelers have skipped El Salvador for years.

In 2021, I found female travelers like Alyssa with @mylifeasatravelmovie and Kelly Hill enjoying traveling in El Salvador safely.

With a digital marketing project and press trip in Honduras, I found out flying into San Salvador airport in El Salvador would be the closest.

With my travel to 7 Continents, I decided to include El Salvador. During my entire week in El Salvador, I felt safe. I stayed in a jungle house, discovered the beautiful beaches of Playa Tunco, experienced a garden home, and explored San Salvador.

What I learned about El Salvador with EC Tours about its history, people, and resilience is unparalleled.

El Salvador as a country surprised me exponentially. The Surprise of El Salvador has this global traveler saying "Don't Skip El Salvador"! #notsponsoredyet