Playa El Tunco

Playa El Tunco: Address, Playa El Tunco Reviews: 4/5

Playa El Tunco
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY653 contributions
Great waves
Jun 2021
The water was so warm that you barely noticed a difference between the heat/humidity and entry in the water. The waves can be significant offshore while tame by the shoreline - i.e. great for everyone.
Written June 4, 2021
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backpack is life
Toronto, Canada306 contributions
Chill laid back surfers hang out
Mar 2020
Watched a sunset here and it was so chill and relaxing being by the ocean. Lots of surfers around makes it a people place to watch and make friends. Good place to hang out.
Written June 17, 2020
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AfricaAtNewYears
Island of Malta, Malta323 contributions
If you do not bring mask 😷
Apr 2020 • Solo
Great hospitality, friendly people, courteousness and politeness is the norm even among the street dogs.
Written April 13, 2020
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Mike X
Santa Cruz, CA11 contributions
Surfing Trip
Mar 2020 • Family
Spent a week here (from California). Great place for surfing and hanging at the beach. Very good food, beach and very nice people. More Americans should come down here!!! We felt safe the whole time and had a great time.
Written March 10, 2020
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Travelholic
Vancouver, Canada41 contributions
Nice beach area
Feb 2020
Playa El Tunco has nice beach, if you are a beach lover or like to swimming / surfing, this is a place to visit if you are in El Salvador.
Written March 5, 2020
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,512 contributions
More of a surfing beach
Feb 2020 • Friends
El Tunco is a renowned surfing spot in El Salvador. A fair part of the beach has pebbles, so not the best for walking on. You can swim here but it was a little tough when we were there and it appeared that the other end of the beach, away from the main restaurant district, was better for swimming. We did a surfing lesson here in 3-4ft surf and enjoyed it.
Written February 27, 2020
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56003Richard
Houston, TX338 contributions
Cute little beach
Feb 2020 • Solo
Not sure what the fuss is all about but hey everyone says it’s great so I went to see it. It’s a very small Pueblo that is easy to get to via bus or car. The beach itself is a straight walk down the Main Street and at the beach you will come across the rock formation Tunco. It’s a black sand/rock beach. I took a look to see if one could swim to the rock formation but that would be a bit risky. To the right is where the surfers go and the waves are pretty decent for young gremlins. Not much else to do here except relax and do nothing. I didn’t spend the night here so no idea about the nightlife but I’m sure it’s good with all the gringos and locals that come here. Enjoy.
Written February 23, 2020
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ThomasCos
Leuven, Belgium161 contributions
Best spot in El Salvador
Feb 2020 • Friends
The typical surfspot with all its restaurants, smoothie bars, easy living, hostels and long haired surf locals. Also great parties. One of the best surfing location in this region of our planet. Buses to and from El Tunco possible.
Written February 4, 2020
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Mylene C
8 contributions
Great beach and village
Jan 2020 • Couples
Love El Rincon! We rented a place and enjoyed the restaurants and beach during our stay. Wonderful country!
Written January 28, 2020
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Nancy Meets the World
Los Angeles, CA516 contributions
El Tunco - The Perfect Surfing Spot in El Salvador
Jan 2020 • Friends
I have often heard friends mention El Tunco Beach in El Salvador. El Tunco (the pig) was named after a rock that the locals believe resembles the body of a pig when the water levels are at its base. This is a local spot for tourists, yet locals enjoy this place as well. The water is warm, but the waves can get very high. But there are other attractions you could enjoy at the low cost of Salvadoran goods and services. If you’re in the area, you must visit. Happy Travels!
Written January 12, 2020
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