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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How do I get there?
2. Is El Salvador dangerous?
3. Should I get any special shots before going to El Salvador?
4. Who will pick me up at the airport?
5. Does the cost of the package include everything needed?
6. What´s the currency in El Salvador?
7. What kind of clothes do I need?
8. What kind of food does El Salvador have?
9. Do I need a wetsuit?
10 I have not surfed before but I am eager to learn… when should I travel to El Salvador?
11. How much cash should I bring?
12. Will I be available to get in touch with my relatives back home?
13. What costs will I have on this journey?
14. The airline is charging me an additional $100 fee for each surfboard… Are there surfboards available for rent?
15. Are there sharks around in El Salvador?
16. Can we cook at the lodging facilities?
17. Can I use my credit card in La Libertad and the east side to pay for meals and stuff?
18. Are there any extra charges at the Salvadoran Int’l airport before coming back home?
19. Do I need a visa to enter El Salvador?
20. How do I book a package?

 

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1. How do I get there?

Direct flights to El Salvador are available from many of the major cities of the United States such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, New York, Washington D.C. and Miami through TACA, American Airlines, Continental, United and Delta also have daily flights from its major Hubs. Contact us for more information.

 

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2. Is El Salvador dangerous?

El Salvador’s reputation turned bad due to its civil war that ended 15 years ago when peace was signed. Nowadays the country has regenerated completely especially in the places that you’ll visit and surf.

 

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3. Should I get any special shots before going to
El Salvador?

You can visit your doctor before traveling to El Salvador if you want, but there are no special vaccines required. You can check the CDC website and realize they are way too paranoid, we rarely see any considerate health related issues.

 

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4. Who will pick me up at the airport?

We will arrange transportation for you regardless the time of arrival.

 

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5. Does the cost of the package include everything needed?

All packages include sleeping accommodations and breakfast, depending on which you choose. Lunch and dinner are optional. Equipment rental is not included. Shopping and entertainment costs are not included.

 

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6. What´s the currency in El Salvador?

The currency in El Salvador is the US Dollar.

 

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7. What kind of clothes do I need?

For most of the trip, you will only need board shorts, rash guards and casual clothing for hot weather. The temperature here oscillates between 75-105°F.

 

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8. What kind of food does El Salvador have?

The typical meal is rice and/or beans with pork, chicken, fish, beef or even any kind of seafood. You will also find Mc Donalds, Domino´s Pizza, Pizza Hut, KFC, BK, etc.

 

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9. Do I need a wetsuit?

Not in this lifetime! We are blessed with warm water the whole year; you may want to bring a rashguard for UV protection and prevention of jellyfish stings.

 

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10 I have not surfed before but I am eager to learn… when should I travel to El Salvador?

The best period to learn how to surf is from October through February.

 

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11. How much cash should I bring?

$300 for a week should be enough to reach any other need not contemplated in our packages.

 

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12. Will I be available to get in touch with my relatives back home?

Each of our groups is provided with a cell phone available 24/7, with 50 minutes to call to the US and Canada. You will also be available to receive unlimited incoming calls from anywhere in the world for free. Once your 50 minutes are out you can recharge your cell phone with prepaid calling cards available in most gas stations.

 

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13. What costs will I have on this journey?

1.Your international air ticket
2. Lunch and dinner in El Salvador. Plan another US $ 20 per day/person for these meals (not including excessive drinking).

 

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14. The airline is charging me an additional $100 fee for each surfboard… Are there surfboards available for rent?

We are connected with surfboards rental places and national shapers with very low prices. Rent fees vary from $10 to $20 per day.

 

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15. Are there sharks around in El Salvador?

Not that we know of. There hasn´t been a shark attack in the history of surfing in El Salvador. The pacific coasts are safer because of water temperature and conditions that sharks are not fond of.

 

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16. Can we cook at the lodging facilities?

Yes, many of our accommodations have kitchens well equipped. But you can eat in many cheap (and good) restaurants around.

A regular meal costs around US$ 7.

 

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17. Can I use my credit card in La Libertad and the east side to pay for meals and stuff?

Yes and no... More and more shops and establishments in La Libertad and the east side accept credit card payment, but it's not the majority.

If any credit card is accepted, it's almost always VISA. You still can get cash at an ATM machine in the city which is at 40 minutes from La Libertad.

 

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18. Are there any extra charges at the Salvadoran Int’l airport before coming back home?

Yes. A $32 fee is applicable for all passengers as TAX fee. Most of the airlines and travel agencies include this fee at the time of purchasing your ticket.

 

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19. Do I need a visa to enter El Salvador?

Yes and no. If you are American, a “consular visa” is required. But you can get it upon your arrival at the airport and it’s for free, in other words, you don’t need to get into any hassle or make any paperwork before coming to El Salvador.

If you are from Canada, Mexico, Belize, Taiwan, Singapore, Croatia, Salomon Island, Leetonia, Madagascar, Rumania, Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, South Korea, Marshall Islands, Kuwait, Macedonia, Santa Lucia or Vanuatu you also need a "consular visa” and you can get it at the airport for $10. You usually get a 90-day period permit to stay in the country.

If your country is not listed above, ask the Salvadoran embassy or consulate in your country. (You can always write us, and we’ll do it for you)

 

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20. How do I book a package?

Contact us, or any of our representatives in the United States. We recommend you send an e-mail or give us a call to provide the information with tentative dates for travel, group profile and size,level of expertise of each surfer coming to El Salvador, and preferred accommodation. Also, let us know if you want to include any of our alternative adventures in your package. We’ll take it from there

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