El Salvador Safety and Security Tips - Is El Salvador Safe in 2019?


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  • Xiomara Alvarado
    Xiomara Alvarado  1 months back

    I agree with you! I’m salvadorian I waited 20 years to go! Everything is different! And yes you need to know where you go!
    I would love to share your video

    • Oscar Skirrt454
      Oscar Skirrt454  1 months back

      So irrelevant dude u are cant criticize anything if you never been there for too long

      • Sonic Cruz
        Sonic Cruz  2 months back

        I love you journey through our beautiful country 🇸🇻
        Don’t get me wrong I love USA 🇺🇸 but nothing like getting to know your own roots. Keep showing love bruh ✌🏼

        • Rosy Castillo
          Rosy Castillo  2 months back


          • Soraya Sheehan
            Soraya Sheehan  2 months back

            Painful to watch. I’m sorry. Ethnic studies 101, please!

            • AnaMaria Hernandez
              AnaMaria Hernandez  2 months back

              I like your vídeo ,and thank you for to give information about my beautiful country El Salvador.

              • Sal Martinez
                Sal Martinez  2 months back

                I disagree, many Salvadorans speak English. Maybe in the smaller towns not so much.

                • Yenny Flores
                  Yenny Flores  2 months back

                  Dude you're paranoid

                • Mauricio Murga
                  Mauricio Murga  3 months back

                  As a proud man from El Salvador. I appreciate your video but you need to go spend more times in my country before you start giving tips. Tons of ppl speak English in El Salvador. Is only common sense not to go to the bad areas. I’m not hating but dude is only common sense.

                  • Walter Peraza
                    Walter Peraza  3 months back

                    Who here from metapan

                    • Walter Peraza
                      Walter Peraza  3 months back

                      Polices wit shotguns outside stores

                      • Vianka D
                        Vianka D  4 months back

                        When I go to El Salvador I stay away from turismo places I like to contribute with small family onw business and is so nice and humble love it💕🇸🇻💕🇺🇸💕🇺🇸

                        • I stole Min yoongi
                          I stole Min yoongi  4 months back

                          I’m going to El Salvador and I’m kind of nervous but I love the beach and the food

                          • angelgabrielmiamor
                            angelgabrielmiamor  3 weeks back

                            You got nothing to be worried about, you are going to love it! The people are amazing ❤

                          • Hans González
                            Hans González  3 months back

                            Dont worry it's not what its look like.

                        • Erick Zamicchello
                          Erick Zamicchello  4 months back

                          If someone come to El Salvador and u don't know anyone here add me in facebook and i will give a tour in San Salvador, free of course https://www.facebook.com/erick.amayatheattorney

                          • alex avalos
                            alex avalos  4 months back

                            The way u laid it out and comparing it to nyc makes a lot of sense . I’m a born and raised New Yorker but my parents were both born in El Salvador so I’ve been back and forth to visit through the years . My mom keeps a house close to the US embassy in Cumbres de cuzcatclan and I love visiting there . I use to jog to Starbucks every morning .

                            • Ramez 05
                              Ramez 05  5 months back

                              I went to el Salvador in 2017 summer and I'm going again 2019. (I'm salvadorian half mexican) but be cautious going to San Salvador because alot of gang activity and robberies go down there especially at night. Also I I'm going to stay with my family in some state called ahuachapan and it's super guarded there and a military base is there.

                              • Ushiwaka mura
                                Ushiwaka mura  5 months back

                                I live on a mountain in el salvador so its peaceful where i am

                                • King Zero660
                                  King Zero660  5 months back

                                  Dummy you are not suppose to use phones or cameras in El Salvador I’m form there I know it better then most people

                                  • Mitzi Anderson
                                    Mitzi Anderson  5 months back

                                    My mother is from El Salvador, of course she left the country in the mid 60's. She about had a stroke (got really upset!) when I told her that I want to go. I am learning Castilian Spanish, and practice with my mom. How can it be for a female traveler there? I'm ex-military, I love guns, I'm not comfortable being unarmed, so I don't know about me feeling safe traveling. How much has changed in El Salvador, for the better, worse, same??

                                    • angelgabrielmiamor
                                      angelgabrielmiamor  3 weeks back

                                      You don't have to speak castilian, just speak Spanish. The country is beautiful, you will fall in love with it 100%. I go for 2 weeks every year , I don't have family there and I feel very safe.

                                  • Loqueron Gamer
                                    Loqueron Gamer  5 months back

                                    Very good these recomendations,
                                    I am from El Salvador and I love that visit my country, is true to El Salvador is not security but if you aplicate these recomendations your travel will be exciting

                                    • JD l
                                      JD l  5 months back

                                      I want to check out the MS-13 gangsters. Which part of city do they hang out?

                                      • yes papi
                                        yes papi  3 months back

                                        If you make eye contact they kill you

                                      • Hard Work
                                        Hard Work  5 months back

                                        You do not want to meet them Champ

                                    • Supreme 12191
                                      Supreme 12191  6 months back

                                      Ur salvadoran

                                      • Whitney Mendoza
                                        Whitney Mendoza  6 months back

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                                        • R Flores
                                          R Flores  6 months back

                                          Amigo, you reminded me of my Tio "el chele Chepe" Next time you visit El Salvador become a member of Couchsurfing or Workaway and stay at my place in Atami!!! Welcome to El Salvador!!!!

                                          • Jsav_707
                                            Jsav_707  6 months back

                                            Dude you been there one time for 10 days now your an expert on safety tips? Gtfoh

                                            • Jeffrey Cuellar
                                              Jeffrey Cuellar  5 months back

                                              bro stop hating, he is just sharing his advice from his personal experience

                                          • Edgar Galeas
                                            Edgar Galeas  6 months back

                                            Pinche cabron

                                          • Fernanda Sulantay
                                            Fernanda Sulantay  6 months back

                                            El Salvador = dangerous? El Salvador is more than that!!!!!!! somos la mera verga hahaha

                                          • zabag
                                            zabag  6 months back

                                            Your mannerisms and voice are annoying.

                                          • RON Q
                                            RON Q  7 months back

                                            There are actually many ppl in El Salvador that speak English and good, idk what you are talking about ?? Go to San Salvador and you will find out

                                          • Teddy U
                                            Teddy U  7 months back

                                            We just returned from El salvador we actually ended up staying in a small town call Bolivar in the dept of la Union. We rented an suv and we also took or paid people in town to drive us around. We honestly avoided tourists areas like the full service resorts and stayed at the Tortuga Verde instead a little more freedom. We had an amazing time.

                                            • Angel Lopez
                                              Angel Lopez  7 months back

                                              90% of El Salvador is ghetto and corrupted, go to other countries that you don't have of change of getting killed and were the government treats there people better the best jobs in El Salvador is about $300 a month if you go to El Salvador your just feeding the rich

                                              • Ana Port
                                                Ana Port  5 months back

                                                Angel you're ignorant you probably just speculating and have no idea what you're talking about

                                              • Jorge Eduardo Rivera Herrera
                                                Jorge Eduardo Rivera Herrera  7 months back

                                                Angel Lopez se nota que odias tu propio país des lastima

                                            • Crzr-97
                                              Crzr-97  7 months back

                                              Don't have Tattoos.

                                              • Crzr-97
                                                Crzr-97  4 months back

                                                @KevDawgNH818 at many hotels in san salvador there are already a number of soldiers you can just hire, but if not i would search up the nearest police department

                                              • KevDawgNH818
                                                KevDawgNH818  4 months back

                                                Crzr-97 how do you hire body guards ??? I’m all tatted up im an ex-gangmember business man now 😎 I grew out of that BS bro any advise ?

                                              • Crzr-97
                                                Crzr-97  5 months back

                                                @Nury G proud salvi

                                              • Crzr-97
                                                Crzr-97  5 months back

                                                @Nury G you welcome

                                              • Nury G
                                                Nury G  5 months back

                                                Crzr-97 oh wow your sounded even worse. Yess i noticed people looking at my tattoo and pointed when I arrived in my barrio. Booooyyy i went to pharmacy mad quick and wrapped it up with a bandage. Thank you and you too as well 🙏🏼💙

                                            • Kevin Oswaldo
                                              Kevin Oswaldo  7 months back


                                              • maria barrios
                                                maria barrios  8 months back

                                                Great advice thanks for sharing! I haven’t been in El Salvador 🇸🇻 in years I really want to go back but ppl are always saying that is so dangerous!

                                              • Martha Lydia Rodriguez
                                                Martha Lydia Rodriguez  8 months back

                                                I appreciate this video.
                                                I’m planning to go this yr. I’ll check on your recommendations. Thanks!

                                                • Al San
                                                  Al San  9 months back

                                                  I am an American, regular traveler to foreign countries for business and pleasure, I know of stories like this youtuber that are not exact. I have gone to El Salvador several times because I liked it from the first time: Beautiful beaches, volcanoes, rivers, nature, tasty food, everything can be covered in a short time and the best thing is that people are very friendly and generally take care that nothing bad happens to anyone, especially if they see you as a foreigner Obviously, there are places where you should not go which common sense tells you and the same Salvadorans tell you where not to go. (They are few areas) I have more fear of being robbed in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, some bad areas of New York, Chicago etc than in El Salv.

                                                  • angelgabrielmiamor
                                                    angelgabrielmiamor  3 weeks back

                                                    @NovaPrince I was born and raised in our beautiful country, and I can assure you that our people have been the best to me, I visit every year and I fall in love with it every time. My partner is Canadian and he speaks Spanish and loves our awesome country and food. Can't wait to go again!

                                                  • NovaPrince
                                                    NovaPrince  5 months back

                                                    It also depends on what you look like, like you said if people know you're a foreigner they'll leave you alone and typically help you because of the power you hold over them, but like this dude, if you look like the people you're living a different experience. I know because this is something my El Salvadoran mother has warned me about when I've visited with her.

                                                  • rhymes with police
                                                    rhymes with police  5 months back

                                                    @jonny s agreed

                                                • Ele Orellana
                                                  Ele Orellana  9 months back

                                                  Thanks for your advice and tips .good video!

                                                • Yuly Villagrán
                                                  Yuly Villagrán  9 months back

                                                  Hahaha, I love this guy, obviously here we speak only Spanish, thats cause English from schools r not so good, si quieres aprender aunque sea un poquito debes tomar clases aparte xd

                                                  • yesi king
                                                    yesi king  9 months back

                                                    Thank you

                                                    • Elizabeth Solorzano
                                                      Elizabeth Solorzano  10 months back

                                                      GOD BLESSIU FRIENDS

                                                      • mushum
                                                        mushum  10 months back

                                                        As a Salvadoran I approve of these tips 👍🏼👍🏼 great video ♡

                                                      • Gabriele Rodriguez
                                                        Gabriele Rodriguez  10 months back

                                                        Is so sad that you birth mother did not show emotions towers you..

                                                        • Ned
                                                          Ned  11 months back

                                                          Do you think things have changed much in recent times given the increased gang violence? Thinking of visiting in a few months so would be good to understand where is best to go.

                                                          • Crzr-97
                                                            Crzr-97  6 months back

                                                            it's gotten a 1000x worse, believe me...

                                                          • Ned
                                                            Ned  10 months back

                                                            @Life of Freedom Thanks very much. Great video.

                                                          • Life of Freedom
                                                            Life of Freedom   11 months back

                                                            My itinerary: http://www.salvadorbriggman.com/el-salvador-10-day-itinerary/

                                                          • Life of Freedom
                                                            Life of Freedom   11 months back

                                                            See: http://www.salvadorbriggman.com/is-el-salvador-safe-for-american-tourists/

                                                        • Elizabeth Solórzano
                                                          Elizabeth Solórzano  11 months back

                                                          Thanks friends

                                                          • Semsem Eini
                                                            Semsem Eini  11 months back

                                                            They say it's dangerous but I want to go there.

                                                            • Life of Freedom
                                                              Life of Freedom   11 months back

                                                              I had a good time in El Tunco and some other places. Here's one of my vids showing a waterfall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooQnkkNmfy4

                                                          • Berg
                                                            Berg  11 months back

                                                            El Salvador gets enough unnecessary negative news, make video's about the thousands of good things instead. Just to be clear I'm a gringo who happens to love this little magical country.

                                                            • Sharkzs
                                                              Sharkzs  3 weeks back

                                                              Berg but it has the most deaths of people by murder a day

                                                            • Crzr-97
                                                              Crzr-97  4 months back

                                                              i absolutely agree, white media is very bad with badtalking el salvador, i happen to be danish, white born and raised in denmark, my mother is salvadoran and even here the media constantly comes up with el salvador and honduras gangs, because they're fascinated by their vile crimes, and everytime i hear people talk about them here, i just cringe inside, europeans and scandinavians want to be like them.. claiming to be ms-13 members, like seriously. what the fuck are they talking for, this country's got nothing to do with my mothers. it's a stupid world..

                                                              during my time there, i strongly recommend visiting playa el sunzal, playa del tunco, tazumal and playa de la flores! (Y)

                                                            • Riki Rikin kanayin
                                                              Riki Rikin kanayin  7 months back

                                                              Using violence to eliminate gang or fix any problems sorry but i disagree having you greengos learn that has not work any where in the world where you have used that strategy and is like being a neanderthal cavemen not evolving investing in education first.

                                                            • Riki Rikin kanayin
                                                              Riki Rikin kanayin  7 months back

                                                              And why you think that is because the US couldnt remove a democratically elected president that was part of the X communist party so they use the media and google youtube facebook to spread this. here in youtube when you type el salvador the very first things that appear is ms13 gangs and violence coincidense no they are doing it purposely so people dont come to our country so they make the govenment look bad but arena lost once again.

                                                            • universal call
                                                              universal call  9 months back

                                                              I feel like is mostly propaganda. I remember watching news from Univision, a Spanish channel. They would remind people every other week about el salvador ms gang and how its dangerous to go there. Yet, they will hardly or quickly report about Mexican cartel a, violence and killings going on there. No country is perfect but I went back to el salvador a few years before and never have an encounter, I was around 25 yrs old. I visited my grandmas in usulutan and my aunts in San miguel I took the bus alone and I was safe. Just b alert dont sleep in the bus alone, avoid bad areas, just the usual. I love that it was still a little primitive in some areas. I do wish the army could eliminate Ms gang as it is a pest but it was created to defend against Mexicans and blacks in LA.

                                                          • Pulgoso el peligroso
                                                            Pulgoso el peligroso  11 months back

                                                            Use Google translator

                                                            • Triny M.
                                                              Triny M.  11 months back

                                                              1- do not use a purse, use a plastic bag to care your belonginds... 2- do not use gold no earings, no chains, no rings😃 i live there 17 years.... not all the cities are dangerouse, but where i live it was....

                                                              • Riki Rikin kanayin
                                                                Riki Rikin kanayin  7 months back

                                                                plastic bag all ghetto and shit like your selling crack come on are you serious you can carry a back pack or a purse small just not flashy and you ll fine and I live here if you lived in the ghetto that is you but tourist are not going to go to such areas obviously

                                                              • Just Whitney
                                                                Just Whitney  9 months back

                                                                thanks for the heads up

                                                              • Jose Ruano
                                                                Jose Ruano  10 months back