It is true that there is existing conflicts between the street gangs and the government. However, this instability is happening in some precise districts of the city of San Salvador, which you won’t visit during the retreat. The airport, even if named like the capital, isn’t actually located in the city, so you won’t find yourself in a dangerous situation there either. Moreover, the tourists are not targeted by the conflict. The Salty Villa is located in a quiet beach town (El Zonte), and is fully gated with a 24h/7 guardian. You’ll see, Salvadorians are actually the most welcoming people ever!
Ecuador is politically stable and safe to travel to. The village where you will be staying is a small and quiet surfer town and there is a 24h/7 guardian at the villa.
A developing country with active volcanic regions might seem scary but let us reassure you, most of Indonesia- Bali included- is safe to travel to. The media sometimes exaggerates the real situation and forgets to mention the vast distances between the islands. Bali is often used as a reference because it’s the most famous and touristic island of Indonesia. The villa where you’ll be staying is located in a beautiful and quiet part of the island, and is gated with a guardian 24/7.
* We’ve been spending the past 5 years traveling through those 3 countries and we personally have never felt unsafe. We make sure to offer safe conditions and give security advices for each trip. You should not be worrying 🙂 !