Within just an hour of the capital is the vibrant surf town of El Tunco, which comes alive with locals from all round the country at the weekends.
Not only can this small town offer you restaurants, bars and friendly locals but also a multitude of surf spots all within walking distance of El Tunco Surf Camps. Many of these sit right on the coastline, overlooking volcanic, black sand beaches unique to El Salvador. This landscape also makes for superb skimboarding.
What was once a quiet, unknown town has become one of the most visited areas outside of the capital! That being said there are still enough surf spots to satisfy all surfers, whatever their level of ability. A growth in tourism has seen bars, hostels and restaurants springing up, all tailored to surfing – that being the biggest draw to the area.
So if you fancy tropical weather, world-class waves and sandy beaches then this up-and-coming surf town is for you. Check out our favourite El Tunco Surf Camps Below:
|Number of surf spots||6|
|Water Temperature||Water temperatures in El Tunco are between 28 and 30°C (82 and 86°F) all year round.|
|Swell||Swells here are huge during the rainy season, creating world-class conditions for surfing. Even though swells are generally smaller in the dry season, surfing is still possible and even better in some surf spots.|
|Nearest Airports||Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International is the closest airport. This is 40km away and under an hours drive from the town.|
Sunzal Surf Company
This is one of few El Tunco Surf Camps to combine local knowledge, premium experiences and professional customer service into a complete surfing package! Not only does this camp offer surfing lessons, but guided surf trips, tours, yoga and rentals too. Instructors are local competitors. who share their expertise to help learners hone their skills.
El Salvador beckons you. Sunzal Surf Company will show you the best the country has to offer. Whether the coffee region, Maya ruins or waterfalls of Tamanique take your fancy, there is always a tour available. With El Salvador being such a small country, El Tunco Surf Camps are close to everything! Therefore unforgettable day trips can be done without cutting up your surf schedule!
Sunzal Surf Company’s website offers a range of properties to accommodate all budgets, group sizes and mobilities. Prices vary from $55 – $375, but all accommodation is guaranteed to be both clean and comfortable. Property types include villas, lodges, hotels and resorts.
Punta Roca Surf Resort
This property sits directly on the beach front, and is merely minutes from the world class Punta Roca surf spot. Guests can soak up the sun and enjoy such a view from the garden, sun terrace or restaurant. From here a traditional English or Irish breakfast is provided for guests each morning, fuelling them for the adventure filled day ahead.
As a break from surfing, the property provides cable TV and table tennis facilities. Alternatively guests can hire a car from reception and explore surrounding attractions. Natural attraction pepper the landscape of El Salvador, San Salvador is 29 km from Punta Roca Surf Resort, and La Herradura is just 46 km from the property.
Deluxe king, twin and triple rooms are available for those travelling in small groups. A family room can be booked for larger groups up to five. These contain 3 single beds, a king-size double and even a sofa bed. All rooms house a wardrobe and seating area, and some with a patio. Free WiFi is accessible to all guests from their rooms.
Roca Sunzal Hotel
Whilst being moments from the beach, this property also lies in the heart of La Libertad, and as a result has one of the best rated locations on booking.com. Tasty restaurants and lively nightlife are merely steps from the property, which always help round off an abroad holiday.
Should guests prefer to stay on site after a long day of surfing there is a bar, served by friendly staff and filled with chatty guests enjoying happy hour! Next door to this is the hotel restaurant, and throughout the whole property is complementary free wifi. Guests are also encouraged to use the outdoor pool and onsite water sports facilities, to complement their surfing trip.
This hotel is suited best to those travelling in groups of two or three. Guests can book standard double or triple rooms with either a pool or sea view. These rooms can be updated to deluxe, in which they feature larger beds. Each room is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV, which is sometimes arranged in front of a seating area. Rooms have private bathrooms equipped with a bath or shower.
Eco del Mar
Just a few km from La Libertad is Eco del Mar, which lies in the heart of El Tunco. The property is wrapped in tropical forest and is walking distance from both the La Bocana and Sunzal breaks. Restaurants are only a short driving distance away, but for those too tired to head out after a long day of surfing, an onsite restaurant offers delicious cuisine.
Eco del Mar has a truly laid back, hostel vibe not seen in many El Tunco Surf Camps. Dotted around the property are hammocks and comfy chairs for guests to lounge and immerse themselves in their unique surroundings. There’s also an outdoor pool, open all year round due to El Salvador’s delightfully warm climate.
Room sizes here range from doubles to quadruples. Private bathrooms adjoin every room, as does a kitchenette with basic self catering facilities and seating. Each one is air conditioned and has free wifi
Boca Olas Resort Villas
Live a life of luxury at this four star hotel, whilst remaining just 8 minutes from the beach. This is just one of many amenities within arms reach of this property, which has a location so central it’s been rated a 9.3/10 by solo travellers, the best of all these El Tunco Surf Camps.
Although the resort has it’s own restaurant serving up a daily American breakfast, and cocktail bar, it is still mere moments from La Libertad town centre. Visitors can experience a traditional town in El Salvador here. Also close by is San Salvador, the capital city, which provides an array of tourist attractions and restaurants.
This resort offers luxury accommodation in the form of rooms, studios and villas. Deluxe double and king rooms can be booked with either a sea or pool view.
Studios that sleep either two or four people on double beds can also be booked with or without a terrace. Three, four and five person villas are available, with up to two bedrooms in each. Selected rooms here will provide you with a kitchen with a fridge.