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El Tunco

La Libertad, El Salvador
+503 7888 2682
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“la guitarra” (6 reviews)
“surf town” (4 reviews)
“great surf” (4 reviews)
La Libertad, El Salvador
+503 7888 2682
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Reviewed yesterday

I had never seen, or experienced black sand beaches before. They are so beautiful and it feels magical that its a product of volcanic activity! Plenty of surfing lessons and restaurants all along the beach front.

Thank hannah_butler3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Surfer paradise in El Salvador. The beach is a little stony but the waves is why are you coming. Safe town to be. secure entrance with restaurants with excellent price and food. You will feel at home with the paradise look. Very...More

Thank vromeo56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day trip from San Salvador to El Tunco. I was in El Salvador for work so we were trying to cram in some sightseeing. We ate at Roca Sunzal Surf Resort....food was great, service was a little slow. The view was amazing....More

Thank Shana J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was GRANDPACKing in El Tunco for 7 nights. El Tunco is full of young backpacking surfers; there are very few mature people around. I didn’t like El Tunco. For me, it had no soul. It was disappointing. I couldn’t find any bars nor restaurants...More

Thank GRANDPAcking
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

El tunco has a nice vibe, but unless you are not a surfer there is not much to do. It's possible that there is almost no sand on the beach, which was the case for us. There was only sand at extreme low tide, you...More

Thank sikke5472321
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Super cool place to go. Lots of restaurants, shops, bars! We kept going back! Lots of people all ages during the day. At night mostly young adults. Great prices for everything.

1  Thank RaquelKoranda
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Good area to chill out and enjoy a great sunset. Tunco also offers a lot of activity during the night with plenty of bars around. Its quiete easy to rent a Board for surfing, arrange shuttles to León, airport and Guatemala. The only cons is...More

Thank InigoCarlos
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I spent the day here walking around. Had some nice souvenir shops, a bit over priced. But pretty souvenirs. The food was great around here too.

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

El Tunco is named for the big rock in the ocean that looks like a pig. The town is small and the area nearest the beach is walkable in about 10 minutes. Go back a bit and it gets a bit sketchy. You can get...More

Thank LRephann
Reviewed 15 July 2017

El Tunco is a surfer's town which attracts hippies, artisans and back-packers. There's tons of budget hotels which range from really cheap to semi-fancy. There's a few restaurants, a taco stand, and lots of bars for all the gringos. During the day, Tunco is your...More

Thank mochi227
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Max s
19 May 2017|
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Response from Julie P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stephany, Congrats on your trip. I wouldn't worry about El Tunco. Its super easy, mellow and friendly. For tips If you are planning to surf I would check with the locals about conditions. It is probably big wave season... More