The fear of families or groups of friends being robbed, cheated, or attacked when arriving at or traveling along the routes of the different tourist destinations in the country has disappeared. The government, through security strategies such as the Territorial Control Plan and the exception regime, has managed to reactivate both domestic tourism and the visitation of foreigners to all entertainment centers nationwide.
With the security provided by the police and military, the beaches, parks, mountains, and urban centers where a diversity of cultural activities take place are crowded every weekend by national and foreign tourists.
«Regardless of the terrain, the Tourism Police, Politur, provides security to domestic and foreign tourists who climb the Ilamatepec and Izalco volcanoes in Santa Ana and Sonsonate, guaranteeing their safety during their visit,» the Police posted on their Twitter account.
The security actions carried out by the police corporation do not stop and are developed by water, land and air. In Lake Coatepeque and Ilopango, for example, the PNC patrols with boats and jet skis to guarantee the safety of Salvadorans.
«We guarantee the safety of tourists. Salvadorans and foreigners can enjoy their weekend, while our Politur accompanies them in each recreational activity,» details the PNC.
The police corporation also reported through its Twitter account that the Safe Transport Plan, which is being executed by the government, has managed to reduce the incidence of crimes committed on buses and minibuses of public passenger transport, which benefits Salvadorans who go to tourist sites.
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS VIRTUES OF EL SALVADOR
Recently, the British newspaper The Telegraph published a report highlighting the different tourist routes that El Salvador has and the changes that are taking place in the country with the security, economic, and tourism plans implemented by the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele.
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President Bukele shared the publication from the British media, leaving a message for foreign tourists. «Visit El Salvador,» the president published on his social networks.
Within its report, The Telegraph makes an important review of the country, its charming tourist places, and the rich gastronomy it has.
«San Salvador is a large, modern, American-looking city, better for hamburgers or pizzas than for pupusas, the delicious flatbreads stuffed with pork, cheese, and beans that are the basic snack in the interior of the country,» comments the international media.
He adds, «Visiting those places may sound like the very definition of ‘dark tourism,’ but the people I met there were welcoming and friendly, and the trip to the sierras around Perquín [Morazán], now known as the capital of the Ruta de la Paz, was quite magical. The collision of natural beauty and human tragedy is a key part of the recent history of Central America,» the report details.
It is worth mentioning that police officers also provide support with their presence in parks such as Boquerón, in the San Salvador volcano, in the Historic Center, and in Cuscatlán Park, all with the aim that visitors have a full experience with friends or family.