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El Tunco

La Libertad, El Salvador
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  • Average14%
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“surf town” (5 reviews)
“la guitarra” (5 reviews)
“great surf” (4 reviews)
La Libertad, El Salvador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Tunco is a party place, especially on the weekends and on salvadorian holidays. During the week it is mostly really peaceful. On the weekends it can get difficult to find sleep until 2 a.m. but its definitely a good place to party! You can...More

Thank H D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small, surfer vibe. Don't come here if you're looking for an authentic Salvadorian experience... you won't find it. I was here to break up my journey from Leon, Nicaragua to Antigua, Guatemala, and for that purpose it is a nice stop, got a few...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed May 17, 2017

many dining alternatives within a wide range of prices and style. Good restaurants, hotels, resorts, beachviewing, shows, shops, ice cream shops, mini market, and a few surfshops.

Thank Paulo Cesar N
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Great place with a breathtaking sunsets. I was told it's great for surfing too, and there were many surfers. But since I am not a surfer I will not comment on that.

Thank aleksandrk782
Reviewed May 7, 2017

The place is full of small bars, nothing fancy. It is more like to go party and stuff like that. It looks like a beach for surfing but don't get too excited the waves aren't that great.

1  Thank diopinzon
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Great food and awesome lodging . Great surf ! Very rocky beach , Beautiful views from the ocean . Very cool international crowd .

Thank Tmo T
Reviewed April 22, 2017

It was neat to purchase local items, and to see the fisherman come in. We had a local taxi driver take us and he was wonderful, and we felt very secure.

Thank nigthout
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Huge waves, some nice restaurants. Not good for swimming and rocky beach. But beautiful place to pass by even if you're not a surfer

Thank Meriliis S
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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