San Salvador - Post Report Question and Answers

What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?

We were told we could not have mold testing done, as "it's Central America, there's mold everywhere." So if you're mold-sensitive, this may not be the place for you. As for food allergies, there are a few places that are either gluten-free restaurants or have gluten-free options. Otherwise, especially if there's a very serious allergy, I would eat at home unless you are very confident you can explain your needs in Spanish. - Oct 2023

I don’t really know. I do know that some restaurants have gluten-free options, but I think mostly you’d be cooking at home, unless you were very confident that you could describe your needs in Spanish. - Feb 2022

All fruits and vegetables have to be disinfected. There is some gluten-free options but it is not everywhere. Still they have gluten- free pasta and pizza, etc. - Aug 2021

There can be mold in the houses (we haven't had a problem), allergies from pollen (lots of green spaces, lush surrounding). - Mar 2018

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The big grocery chain has a gluten free section! - Jun 2015

Mold, dust, and pollen can be problematic. - Mar 2015

Regular seasonal allergies affect some people in the spring and fall. - Oct 2014

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