If you’ve heard anything about El Salvador, it’s probably not for the right reasons. This country continually suffers from bad press. It’s true that gang violence is a big issue, yet if you explore further, there is so much of this pretty country that remains pristine and untouched. Visitors who do take a chance on El Salvador are rewarded with coffee plantations in some gorgeous landscapes, national parks, world-class surfing and charming villages. This is the Central American country that has been forgotten about and put to the side – however, if you’re looking to escape the crowds stuck on the ‘gringo trail’ in Central America, El Salvador is here waiting for you.