Travel Advisory: Go To El Salvador

A trip to El Salvador is often proceeded with trepidation: travel warnings, media coverage focusing only on terrible events, and a reputation as a bloodstained, war-torn country will cause that. These preconceptions don’t exactly melt away on arrival either. Upon exiting the airport, you enter a strip of highway flanked by small shacks selling coconuts; their vendors waving a white cloth as if in surrender to some arriving conqueror. So why would anyone go? Usually it’s for one reason, surfing uncrowded waves. El Tunco is named for a pig-shaped rock formation that sits just offshore the restaurant-lined beach. A mere 35-minute drive from the airport, El Tunco is a small hotel-filled enclave, populated with backpacking foreigners during the week and families looking for a beach reprieve from San Salvador, the country’s capital, on the weekend. The beach and main street are lined with restaurants, with pupusas—maize pockets filled with beans and cheese, and served with red salsa...



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