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El Salvador Layover Tour: Relaxing Day at El Tunco Beach
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El Tunco Village and Beach from San Salvador

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Laid back surf beach, strong waves for swimming,moderately priced, ocean front service a bit expensier

Reviewed 17 January 2017
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San Miguel Department, El Salvador
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great place to enjoy at the beach, especially at sunset. You can do surfing on spectacular waves. It is a safe place since there is a tourist police office patrolling up and down the small town; there are a lot of restaurants, shops, and small hotels.

Thank dino2016
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This was a fun spot we stumbled across. Definitely more tourists and travelers speaking English. Which after a long trip it was kind of refreshing to see some people from the states. Great beaches, places to eat and shops to wonder though. El Tunco also felt very safe as my friend and I are two single females. Of course always... More 

Thank Whityl30
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Laid back surf beach, strong waves for swimming,moderately priced, ocean front service a bit expensier

Thank Iris M
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

El Tunco is a type of place that could be very trendy if it was in the US. It's a very cool a little surf town, that has a perfect mix of backpackers… Surfers… And locals are having the time of their life. In just two days we were able to experience the local culture, some nice waves… Great food... More 

1 Thank Sean K
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This beach is amazing and most of the people are friendly. My only gripe is with some guy bothering my wife and I about somehow not paying for his cheap burrito..No dude, we had burgers which were paper thin and we DID PAY. Stay away from the cheap three dollar burrito/burger place but otherwise this beach is great! Cheapest place... More 

1 Thank Ctravel27
Canmore, Canada
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285 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

El Tunco is a laid back village with no issues, and only one vice: Surfing. As far as "resorts" go, there is not much to it. Two streets, a pedestrian street, and a paved walkway along the beach between the Laguna and the Rio Grande. The beach itself consists of black volcanic sand lined with boulders of various sizes, and... More 

1 Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Milledgeville, Georgia
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

lots of restaurants in this area open late the prices are extremely cheap and yet the food is very good wine is available in most restaurants

Thank angelarK8845KX
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We just had ceviche and frozen pineapple and frozen lemonade drinks. Both were delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank Prreader
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Is a really nice place, it has greates waves to surf, good time at night, good place to relax as well, have a massage on the Stone Spa, go to yoga class, is a peacefull set!

Thank Vanessa Q
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Loved the beach! Recommended places: Eco del mar, Blu (restaurant and club) Avoid Vaquero surf rentals, got a defective board and then they tried to get us to pay for the repairs.

Thank Leyla R

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