Towering over hidden bays are rocky cliffs, winding roads and sky-scraping mountains. Let this paint a picture of El Zonte Surf Camps and their incredible surfing scene. This town goes even further under the radar than El Tunco, with many bays being inaccessible. Though rest assured that the surf spots which remain easy to access, are world-class and perfect for beginners!
El Zonte Surf Camps do not require lavish bars and restaurants to sell the area to visitors. The natural environment does that alone! That being said, the area remains close to bigger towns, and is even under an hours drive from the capital – San Salvador. El Salvador citizens become tourists in their own country, flocking to El Zonte and other coastal towns in search of the undeniably great surfing scene!
|Number of surf spots||3|
|Water Temperature||May to November: 29 - 30°C (84 - 86°F)
December to April: 27 - 28°C (81 - 82°F)
|Swell||Swells are very consistent between March and November, and should the swell be big enough some lefts can be ridden to the bay's other side. Swells do fall between December and February however.|
|Nearest Airports||Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International is the closest airport. This is 50km away and under an hours drive from the town.|
Puro Surf Hotel
Puro Surf Hotel is the most luxurious of the El Zonte Surf Camps, going above and beyond to provide guests with more than they could want. Not only is there a large infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, but also a lap pool; and most importantly, there is an on site surf training performance academy for guests to enjoy!
Unlike other El Zonte Surf Camps, to balance out a day of surfing, gym and yoga classes are offered to help guests unwind. This can equally be done in the on site bar and restaurant in which America, Peruvian, and of course Latin American cuisines are served. An early morning complimentary breakfast is served here, to start a day of surfing on the right foot.
Guests are able to book triple and double rooms. Double rooms come with either a standard double or king sized bed. A king suite is also available for a greater cost. A two bedroom apartment can be hired by larger groups, this holds two double beds and two sofa beds. All rooms contain a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and sometimes a seating area. Private bathrooms are fitted with a shower.
El Zonte Hills
This property could not be better suited to a group of surfers! Not only is it just 10 minutes from the beach, it is also nestled within jungle palms on a hillside, offering panoramic ocean views. Aside from surfing, water sport facilities, an outdoor pool and even a children’s playground are on site to entertain guests. Horse riding and windsurfing can also be done in the local area.
Families love the barbecue facilities, which can be enjoyed as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. A delicious meal cooked in the well equipped shared kitchen can equally be enjoyed in this manor; in the same area continental breakfast is freshly served each morning.
This property is a bungalow that sleeps up to eight people. There are two bedrooms, one with two bunk beds and another with a double bed. In the living room there are two sofa beds. Each room has a seating area around a flat-screen TV, a kettle and wifi. Some rooms have an outdoor terrace, while others also offer sea views.
This hotel is tucked away within the tropical rainforest with rich greenery surrounding the property. Such views can be enjoyed from the outdoor pool, or indeed the terrace, on which an à la carte breakfast is served each morning. Guests are further encouraged to use both the on site bar and water sports facilities, a great chance to meet other surfers and share stories.
Exploring the lush landscapes and vibrant cities of El Salvador could not be easier from this hotel. Guests with a car can park free of charge, and San Salvador, the capital city, is just 35km away. La Libertad and El Tunco are also close by, and the airport is just under an hours drive. Even guests without a car can book an airport shuttle.
Double to quadruple size rooms can be booked by guests. Larger groups can book a family room that sleeps five on single and double beds. Rooms are air conditioned and boast a private bathroom. The rooms at the hotel are also fitted with a seating area and each features a wardrobe.