We all needs to cut the negative crap about El Salvador. I live in Riverside, California. El Salvador is a very beautiful country with nice beaches and smiling faces. I visited this country on the 24th of February 2017. After reading all the negative crap on internet and various websites, I too took all kinds of insurances and other precautions before landing in El Salvador. I rented a vehicle from the airport and drove over 2500 km visiting many cities during my stay. El Cuco beach to Santa Ana and from San Miguel to La Libertad to Decameron. I went for a wedding and I enjoyed my stay in El Salvador very much. Much to see and fantastic food. I drove at 1 am across San Salvador going to San Miguel. I drove to see ruins in El Tazumal and stopped and ate roadside restaurants. They were the most friendly people I have met. Less people speak English. To tell you the truth, I am more scared driving in Los Angels down town area during day time than driving in any city any time in El Salvador. If there are gang fights it’s in those gang areas between gang members. Bad areas are Ilapongo and Soyapango. Who wants to go to those areas any way? No tourists are in danger traveling around in this country. I never came across any problems during my 10 days stay. I went with my wife and daughter. Only problem I cannot resolved up till now, is to get my security deposit back from the Budget rent a car company. I rented the car through Rentalcars.com via their website paying for the 10 days in full. I returned the car on March 5th 2017. My $ 1800.00 security deposit which Budget Rent a car took is still not credited to my account after 45 days (20-04-2017) . I have written to Budget Rent a car head office in NJ and will see how it goes. When it’s credited back, I will reply again with the results.