Life in El Salvador & Opinion
Salvadoran Legislators approve funding for phases 2 and 3 of Bukele’s territorial control plan
Yesterday, May 11, the Legislative Assembly approved the financing for phases two and three of President Bukele’s security plan known as the “Territorial Control Plan.” The previous legislature did not approve funding for these phases. With 75 votes out of 84, the new legislature approved a loan for $91 … Read more
What is the best mode of transportation in El Salvador?
The best mode of transportation in El Salvador is to drive yourself, followed by taking taxis, shuttles, uber’s, and public transportation. However, depending on your location or the final destination you are trying to reach, the best mode of transportation can change. All these forms of transportation have good … Read more
Marijuana in El Salvador. Is Marijuana legal in El Salvador?
Is weed legal in El Salvador? No, it is not. Salvadoran laws say that it is illegal to produce, sell, and carry any kind of marijuana product in El Salvador, either for medicinal or recreational purposes. Weed is illegal in El Salvador; possession of any type of cannabis has … Read more
Why I might not go back to El Salvador. But others may not have a choice
Dawns in El Salvador are fresh and humid. Whenever I go to this tropical, warm and volcanic country in Central America, I would be woken up at 6 a.m. by the voice of the young man selling bread: “El pan, el pan,” he calls, while ringing the bell on … Read more
President Nayib Bukele security plan. “Territorial control plan”
President Nayib Bukele security plan or Territorial control plan has seven phases; the first phase focuses on gaining control of the Salvadoran territory. Bukele’s other three phases’ objectives are the social reconstruction of communities, the modernizing of the police, and the incursion of police and army personal into gang-controlled … Read more
El Salvador Ferry, a strategic project to facilitate trade with Costa Rica
El Salvador Ferry is a strategic project by the Nayib Bukele administration to strengthen the commercial exchange between Costa Rica and El Salvador. Once completed, the ferry would connect the Port of La Unión in El Salvador and the Caldera Port in Costa Rica. In early March 2021, officials … Read more
San Salvador is no longer one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
Yes, that is correct, San Salvador is no longer one of the most dangerous cities in the world. For many years, the nation’s capital was amongst the top most dangerous cities in the world. Starting in 2020, San Salvador is out of the top 50 most dangerous cities in … Read more
Culture & Tourism
All Souls Day El Salvador. Remembering those who passed away.
All Souls Day El Salvador is a day when families and friends pay tribute to those who have passed away. The Day of the Dead in El Salvador is a tradition that takes place every year on November the 2nd. People throughout the country remember loved ones who are … Read more
National Park Cerro Verde El Salvador, great for ecotourism
The National park Cerro Verde El Salvador is a natural protected area in western El Salvador. The Park has three volcanoes with a great climate and incredible views; two are stratovolcanoes, Izalco and Santa Ana, which visitors can hike to the summit. The third is Cerro Verde, an eroded … Read more
El Salvador Travel Guide 2021. Everything you need to know.
El Salvador travel guide. Everything you need to know before traveling to El Salvador, what to do, where to stay, safety tips, when to visit, and much more. El Salvador has tropical beaches perfect for relaxation or surfing and great history, which dates back to pre-colonial times. Also, it … Read more
National Parks in El Salvador, perfect for ecotourism adventures.
The most popular National Parks in El Salvador are Cerro Verde, El Pital, El Boqueron, Montecristo, El Imposible, and Walther Thilo. These parks offer excellent ecotourism activities for those who love nature. Visit El Salvador National Parks, exceptional flora and fauna are waiting for you. There are many reasons … Read more
Tazumal El Salvador. An iconic Mayan archaeological site
Tazumal El Salvador is a fantastic Salvadoran archaeological site that dates back to pre-Columbian times. These Maya ruins are part of the impressive Chalchuapa archaeological zone. Also, Tazumal was the first archaeological park in El Salvador, which is among the oldest in Central American. Before the Europeans arrived in … Read more
Casa Blanca El Salvador, Archaeological Site.
Casa Blanca El Salvador is a fascinating Maya Archaeological site located in the municipality of Chalchuapa near the El Tazumal ruins. Casa Blanca is part of the comprehensive Chalchuapa archaeological site. The archaeological site of Casa Blanca has an area of about 15 acres, which is a small fragment … Read more
Montecristo National Park in El Salvador. Amazing park.
Montecristo National Park in El Salvador is a protected forested area ideal for those looking to get in touch with nature. The National Park, also known as El Trifinio National Park, is a tri-national natural region. This unique region borders the Trifinio biosphere reserve in Guatemala and El Trifinio … Read more