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El Tunco

La Libertad, El Salvador
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El Tunco Village and Beach from San Salvador
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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Jan 17, 2017
Jan 9, 2017
La Libertad, El Salvador
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank diopinzon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Tmo T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

OMG!! Have you ever been in 5th Ave in Playa del Carmen? Guess what? This is kind of replica, but a nightmare, many drunk people. We got there around 7pm, the place was crowd, no parking at all. Not good.

Thank Rosa C
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I visited El Tunco to surf the wave at El Sunzal and had an amazing time. Tunco is a super cool little village that is walking distance to a 300yard right point. I forget the name of the place but we had...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed April 8, 2017

It is to visit for a day, but i wouldn't stay. Crowded, smelly, and the food is just ok. Try Zen boutique hotel for the sushi and the pizza. There's a spot with homemade coconut and ginger liqueur, but you have to find d that...More

Thank salemkeyes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

What about El Tunco, El Salvador? since my last review, pass long time. if you my friend read about, let me tell you, El Tunco is the most developed beach in El Salvador, has 3 ATM. (most of the time i recomend you get cash...More

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Max s
Hola, I am travelling with a friend from rivas in nicaragua to el tunco el salvador. We have 2 surfboards and big bags. Do you know the best to do this ? Is it possible in one day or is it a two day trip? Gracias
May 19, 2017|
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Response from salemkeyes | Reviewed this property |
Take a boat from the port of Potosi, Nicaragua to La Union, El Salvador. It's a short 2hr trip, costs $40 per person, and is beautiful. Also, going through immigration is much faster and free. The bus that goes through... More
Harry M
I know that beach, it is not safe to take your eyes off of the waves, because sleeper waves can creep up on you and knock you over; it happened to a friend and I when we were sitting down on a fallen tree trunk. Never go to sleep on or pass out on the beach, way too dangerous. And those rocks are really something else! They go into the sea and then return, the beach is different every day, there are actually times when the beach is sand and there are not so many rocks, but the sea always throws them up again. eventually.
August 15, 2015|
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Hello! I am traveling alone internationally for the first time! I am both nervous and excited, of course. Is there any tips or advice you could pass along for as a single woman in her 30's on her own? I have 56 days to explore starting in El Salvador. I have my first 3 nights booked in El Tunco at La Sombra. Thank you in advance!
May 7, 2015|
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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