San Salvador Travel Blog


*City Guide Written And Submitted By Morris


My name is Morris, and I’m from Sherbrooke, QC. Being s Spanish major, I felt that I have to travel to Latin America to appreciate the culture. However, I shortly realized that Latin girls, generally, have something magical that kept me going back once or twice a year to the region. I’ve been to enough countries (not only in Latin America) to claim this fact about Hispanic girls.


OVERVIEW: Not many tourists come to San Salvador, as the media claims El Salvador to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Even people who backpack Central America usually skip this country.




WEATHER: Tropical (hot and humid). Rainy season May-September.


SAFETY: San Salvador is safe enough to walk during the day. However, at night you should be careful, especially outside of the university area. Robberies do happen here, especially if you look lost. Take a taxi at night to get back to your hostel.


MUST DO: Lake Ilopango (half an hour shuttle from San Salvador).



It’s easy with relatively minimal effort. Almost all girls will dance the night away with you, just approach them in a nice way. Also smile like with every cute girl if you kinda shy, and someone will get you to dance. Local guys would welcome you into their groups if you go alone.

***ONLINE DATING: Latin American Cupid allows you to talk with girls and set up dates before you arrive in the country. For this reason, I recommend it.



Not as good as Mexico or even the Dominican, but way better than Guatemala.


RENT AN APARTMENT IN SAN SALVADOR: $300.00-400.00 for a nice, private apartment in the university area.

***If you’re doing a short-term stay (one month or less) Airbnb is your best bet. Click this link to register and get $40 off the cost of your first stay.


HOSTEL DORM BED/NIGHT $10.00-$14.00 for a private room.



Take your time to make the city digestible. It feels dangerous, but if you’re careful you should be ok. Also, knowing Spanish helps, but if you stay around the university area (where many clubs and bar are located), many girls are happy to practice their English with you.





If you want to meet women in El Salvador, you will need to speak some Spanish. PickUp Spanish is the best resource of its kind, designed specifically for teaching you the Spanish you'll need to meet girls from Latin America.


GROCERIES: Milk (1L)= $1.00   Loaf of Bread= $1.50   Eggs= $1.50   Water (1.5L)= $1.00   Cigarettes= No idea


JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Nothing, due the fact that very few tourists come here.


TAXI: $2.00 will get you around the city center.


NOTES: I wouldn’t suggest it as a first destination for backpacking trip. Knowing Spanish helps, but not a must (I know Spanish, so I can’t comment if you know absolutely no Spanish). Many students know enough English to communicate. I’m assuming most guys who read this are young (20s maybe?), so English should be ok to get you around.

Also, carry a wallet with 2 or 3 dollars to give up in case you get robbed, and keep the rest of your money elsewhere.




Recommended Resources: Latin American Cupid

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