Had a guest staying at my B & B in Playa San Diego that was attending a health conference at the Royal Decameron Salintis so I took her over Sunday afternoon.
Couldn’t believe my eyes when approaching the gates we were met by a machine gun toting soldier stopping all cars until 15:00 check-in time. Finally managed to convince him that my passenger had a meeting at 14:00 & he let us go to the gate.
Just what to heck is the Decameron management thinking, considering El Salvador’s unfair reputation for violence, having such overkill security ???
Of course the answer is obvious, intimidating their uninformed guests into using their overpriced, in house tours.
My recommendation is to avoid Decameron & stay at one of the many smaller hotels/hostels who have connections wth local tour operators.