Eco del Mar is a great place to spend a week or more El Tunco as its not only a 30 second walk to the beach and two great surf breaks but also only a stones throw from the bars and restaraunts and the main street. All this and its still super peaceful and quiet even at night on the weekends which is great for getting some decent sleep before hitting the surf again in the mornings. The A/C room we stayed in was really spacious, modern and comfortable with a great queen bed, a double bunk, small but clean modern bathroom with big shower, A/C, pedestal fan, LCD TV with cable and DVD (perfect for chillin in the afternoons), a bar fridge, toaster oven and mini kitchenette which was great for brekky and lunch.
The staff were all really nice (if a little bored at times during the day) but Carlos (or Avion as hes known) who runs the place is really friendly and accomodating, speaks English and can help you with any request or question you might have. You have to catch him when you see him however as he's rarely there! This is mainly because he doubles as a surf instructor if you want to learn or as a surf guide for the more experienced and can take you for sessions at the bigger and better breaks if you're keen. They also have a decent quiver of boards for rent (long and short).
The pools fantastic and COLD which, trust me, is just what you want to cool down in the heat of the day. Theres also a bunch of shaded hammocks to laze around in and decent WiFi throughout the hotel to stay in touch (or check the surf report) if you're so inclined...
The only negative thing was the trail of ants in our room. We think they were after the water in the bathroom which is hard not to get on the floor after a shower...but we kinda figured they were part and parcel with the area and they werent a huge problem. Nothing a bit of ant spray couldnt fix! Also we only had 1 plate and 1 bowl, and no dish cloth, detergent or tea towel for cleaning up. If you're staying a while keep that in mind, jump on the Chicken bus on the highway and go to La Libertad (10 mins, 50c) visit the Super Selecto supermarket and stock up...
Overall a really comfortable and relaxing place to stay while chasing waves or even just chilling for a week or more in the La Libertad area of El Salvador.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco del Mar is located in the heart of El Tunco sorrounded by tropical forest, just walking distance from La Bocana and Sunzal breaks. Our hotel offers completely equipped rooms with 3 beds, a/c, cable tv, dvd, refrigerator, small oven and private bathroom.Located next to some of the finest surfing beaches in the world, only mere meters from the beach providing “out the front door” surfing. The hotel itself is a unique experience, it is sorrounded by trees so you can sit and relax on the deck to appreciate nature.In this enchanting small apartment hotel you will enjoy relaxation, adventure and surfing.Eco del Mar is a hotel made by surfers for surfers with a deep love for our oceans and the environmentEco del Mar is your best accomodation option in El Tunco. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eco Del Mar El Salvador/La Libertad