El Salvador Tourist Traps

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El Salvador Tourist Traps

  • El Salvador's Archeological Sites

    Unless you’ve never seen any ruins of anything anywhere, El Salvador’s best-publicized archeological sites (San Andrés, Joya de Cerén, and Tazumal) will almost certainly disappoint. The “let’s just cover the whole thing in concrete” style of archeological restoration (or, perhaps more accurately in this case, reconstruction) employed by early...

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  • Tourist traps? Hardly...

    Tourist traps? Hardly any....El Salvador is a really authentic place and people are among the friendliest I've met, especially with tourists, allways willing to help. The Mercado Cuertel and the Handicrafts market sell many typical things, vendors expect you to bargain so it's up to you to get the best price for what you'll buy.

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  • I must agree with some of...

    I must agree with some of the other reviews, that El Salvador doesn't have many of the typical tourist traps. People are so friendly and welcome tourists that it's actually quite the opposite. Wherever you go you'll be treated like royalty. Keep also in mind that as of january 2002 El Salvador adopted the US dollar as their currency so prices will...

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  • I believe the biggest tourist...

    I believe the biggest tourist trap is to hear people advicing not to come here. El Salvador has been off the tourist guides for a long time, because of civil war that ended in 1992....the country is back on it's tracks but not the guide book editors or people who came here before that time and never came back! El Salvador is Central America's best...

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  • Do not try to go by yourself...

    Do not try to go by yourself to any place I mention. I don't care where you are. try to be as safe as possible. When traveling by taxi you can always negociate the price. They know you're a tourist by the way you dress, walk, talk, or where you're going. Anywhere you go around the world there is always someone that will try to take advantage of...

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  • One of the great things about...

    One of the great things about El Salvador is that because is has been off the tourist map for so long, there are very few classic tourist traps. Most of the tourist industry there are so happy to see Americans that you are treated like royalty. Standard things to watch out for though are Taxis (always ask price to your destination before getting...

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