El Salvador Travel TipsReady to go to El Salvador yet? Now that we’ve convinced you of the incredible things to do there, here are some tips for planning your trip:Is El Salvador safe? So why does El Salvador have such a bad reputation when it comes to safety? Yes, El Salvador is recovering from a fairly recent, brutal civil war (though you’d never know it to walk the streets there today). But let’s be clear: None of that history mars the experience of visiting El Salvador.