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What should I pack for El Salvador?

What should I pack for El Salvador?

Fill your bag with a swimsuit, quick-drying shirt, raincoat, lightweight pants or shorts, socks, shoes, and sandals. You should also bring a hat to keep the vicious sun off your head all day. The culture’s very relaxed in El Salvador, so no need bring dressy clothes.

Can I have tattoos in El Salvador?

Traveling to El Salvador with tattoos should not be a concern for almost everyone who visits and has visible tattoos. However, if your tattoo is gang-related or could invoke hate or violence; then, you definitely should take precautions and either cover them or consider not visiting.

What makes El Salvador beautiful?

El Salvador may be the smallest country in Central America but it’s certainly one of its most charming. Less touristy than its neighbours, El Salvador is rich in natural beauty, pristine beaches, countless volcanoes, many Maya ruins and a great culture and rich history.

What do I need to know before going to El Salvador?

10 Things to Know Before Visiting El Salvador

  • The surfing is great.
  • The remaining forests are amazing.
  • The Flower Route is beautiful.
  • Try the pupusas.
  • The dollar is legal currency.
  • Getting around can be a challenge.
  • Recent history is very complicated.
  • Keep your wits about you but don’t be obsessive.

Can I use my debit card in El Salvador?

Major hotels take debit/credit cards, but cheaper accommodations, tourist sites and restaurants tend to only take cash. It’s best to have small denominations as change can be a problem in smaller businesses. You’ll find Visa and MasterCard are equally accepted by ATMs in El Salvador.

Do they speak English in El Salvador?

Language in El Salvador The official language is Spanish. English is widely spoken but often not to a high standard.

At what age can you get a tattoo in El Salvador?

Tattoo legal age in the rest of America In Costa Rica you can do a tattoo being 12 years old, in Cuba tattoo is practically “not legal” or in El Salvador, there is not a legal prohibition for minors.

Can I travel to El Salvador with a gun?

Guns: El Salvador has strict laws requiring a locally obtained license to possess or carry a firearm in the country. The Embassy strongly advises persons without a Salvadoran firearms license not to bring guns into the country or use a firearm while in El Salvador.

Are Salvadorans friendly?

Salvadorans are extremely friendly, warm, and welcoming.

Where do the rich live in El Salvador?

Two of the most sought-after communities to reside in are San Benito and Colonia Escalon. They are top-notch communities; however, they are some of the most expensive residential areas in the city and the whole country.

Can you drink tap water in El Salvador?

Tap water in El Salvador hasn’t been safe to drink for decades due to severe contamination; most Salvadorans either use a filter or buy bottled water. However, this response was deemed inappropriate as copper sulfate is typically used as a pesticide to treat algae blooms, not to treat water for human consumption.

Is El Salvador safe at night?

It’s no lie that crime is a problem in El Salvador, but most travelers get out of the country without trouble. To avoid theft, keep your valuables out of sight and avoid wearing expensive jewelry. Don’t walk alone at night, or try to avoid walking the streets at night even in groups of travelers.

What kind of clothes do people wear in El Salvador?

Like many other Latin American countries, El Salvador has a prevalent religious affiliation and some areas can be conservative in dress. Generally speaking (despite the heat) jeans, maxi skirts, or sundresses that come close to your knees are all appropriate when visiting small towns.

What did the Pipil Indians wear in El Salvador?

Those who survived la Matanza (“the massacre”) hid their Indian identity by changing their dress and speaking only Spanish. Some remnants of the Pipil language remain in everyday Salvadoran Spanish. Symbolism. The flag consists of two blue horizontal stripes with a white stripe in the middle.

What to do in El Salvador in the summer?

Consisting of small, colorful colonial towns, La Ruta de Las Flores or “the Flower Route” is an extremely popular tourist destination for locals. Salvadorans from the capital flock this area to escape the capital city’s heat and crime on weekends. In the summer, the heat and humidity are at the highest.

What kind of Banners do they use in El Salvador?

Conservative political parties use blue in their banners; a liberal party, the Farabunda Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), uses red and centralist parties use blue or green. During the civil war, both sides sang the national hymn.