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"[We] registered more than 22,000 complaints of serious acts of violence that occurred in El Salvador between January 1980 and July 1991. Over 60 per cent of all complaints concerned extrajudicial executions, over 25 per cent concerned enforced disappearances, and over 20 per cent included complaints of torture."- Truth Commission
 

highlights
Sweet room at the Tortuga Surf Lodge overlooking Playa Sunzal, Hanging out with Don & Kim Mirra

lows
La Libertad, San Salvador

head scratchers
Bimbo Bread Bear?, $18 pizza at Domino's

 

 

population (mn)

6.4 million
capital San Salvador
languages Spanish
religion Catholic
currency US$

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 3
culture: 3
fun: 3
transport: 3
nature: 4
food: 2
total score: 19/30

Only spent 3 nights in Playa Sunzal.

average cost per day
US $70 per day (for two) - surprisingly expensive for tourist hotels and restaurants considering the lack of tourist infrastructure

 

 

 

 
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