Points of Interest & Landmarks • Piers & Boardwalks
Top Attractions in La Libertad Department
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- Malecon impassable to the west due to construction. Early mornings show lots of fishing boat launches and preparing fish for drying.Written March 17, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- El Sunzul is the next beach along from El Tunco and is a 20 minute walk down the road. There are a few nice hostels near here.
The beach is a black sand beach and there are a lot of rocks to walk over before you get to the sand. There is a cave on one end of the beach which the ocean enters and recedes from with each passing wave.
There are some restaurants along the beach, but the area was pretty quiet when we were there on a weekday afternoon. We enjoyed swimming here and watching the locals play beach soccer.Written February 27, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We went today for the first time to visit Furesa park. I am sure we will be returning. The park is really nicely done. It is sitting in a beautiful area, the trails are really nicely done. The animals have nice spaces and there are nice rest areas and a restaurant with a nice food. The animals are beautiful and it is just nice place to visit. We went in the morning and I think, it is much better, because one feels much more heat in the afternoon. Next time we will try the zip lines. I do recommend it!
I just wish the visitors would use the trash bins more. They are available everywhere, but you still see, that some people throw the trash in areas, which are more difficult to access. Other than that, the place is really well maintained.Written May 5, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- we didn't make it here until our last night in El Salvador and I am sad to have missed out this beautiful gem. We only got to spend less than an hour and it was quite late at night. for sure you need to make it a stop on visiting this beautiful country!!!Written May 23, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This place is great for shopping and walking around. Great selection of restaurants whether you are having lunch or a nice dinner. Seems very clean and safe to walk around. My favorite part was the small farmers market. Great place to meet with friends or have a family day out of shopping and eating.Written October 16, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 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, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- If you are an adrenaline junkie you will love this place. You get to do rock climbing and do a variety of obstacle courses. If you don't want to do any of that, that's fine: you get to hike and enjoy the outdoors. At the beginning of the hike, you will get to go inside caves where there are lots of bats. There were other creatures there such as insects I've never seen or heard of. Overall, a great place to visit with family and friends.Written April 14, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Went in March. Drove to Tamanique ourselves and found a guide in the village. Everyone you stop seems to be a guide! But to be honest we would not have found the waterfalls without a guide as there are no signposts directing the way (and the gps had sent us completely the wrong way). Guide charged 5 dollars for each of us (we were 3) which was probably on the high side, but heigh ho. We wore good shoes. He wore flip flops. He was twice as fast as us!!! Litter was atrocious, particularly first part of the hike. Such a pity. After you walk about 20-25 minutes you get to a little hut in the middle of nowhere which charges you 2.50 dollars per head and gives you an orange armband to go down to the falls. Water was quite low given the time of year. It doesn’t take too many people for it to feel full/crowded. We skipped jumping in the first pool as it was full. Thankfully we were the first to the second pool. Was quite a climb down to it - again probably due to water level, so I think you get a very different experience depending on time of year. Water was fantastically refreshing. Saw masses of people trailing down to the last pool, so thought we would end on a high and made our way up the hill again.
Would do a second time without a guide, now we know where we are going.
Was a nice mornings outing, but the litter was a real negative.Written March 15, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Great Place To Visit With Family And Friends . Great water park a lot of things to do out their. They also got great food and entertainment.Written July 24, 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I have tried to visit turtle sanctuaries before. Traveled miles over rivers, and back road, only to be disappointed. This time - I truly stumbled on this site. It exceeded all expectations. After documenting the first daring turtle escape, and make her way to the ocean; we were invited to watch this man's work of 25 years. The donation suggestion was $7 per person - to allow him to purchase the turtle eggs that local fisherman happen upon. He carefully plants the eggs, and guards them for the 45 days to hatch. We were allowed to release 30 turtles into the ocean.Written October 29, 2013This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Very cheap to go see and it is worth visiting to support this site. You can do it in an hour. We ate a the little food stand. We had a pupusa and it was good as well as frozen chocolate covered fruit. It was a hot day...wear mosquito repellent.Written October 5, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I have never surfed before, and I went in with no expectations. I thought I would be lucky if I stood up on the board even once! But after only 3 days, I was able to ride some waves all the way to the beach! The team at Puro Surf made the learning experience feel approachable, easy to understand, and--most importantly--fun! Mauricio and Yannis were amazing instructors who made sure everyone felt comfortable, and they really broke down the movements in a clear way that was easy to follow. They gave us a ton of personal attention (2 instructors for only 3 students in the beginners class!) and always had super helpful, specific advice for how to improve. (And their advice always worked!) It's crazy to say this after only a few days, but I think I would be comfortable renting a board and trying to tackle some waves on my own! Not to mention that they were just fun people to hang out with, and who I'm excited to now call my friends. Honestly I wish I had signed up for the full week, and I hope to return to Puro Surf!Written May 12, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is another archeological site of the Mayans, dating back to 900 BC. The mounds here are just the tip of the iceberg that will lead future archeologists into understanding the past. The mound area seems to be more ceremonial in nature, but there is evidence of residential as well. An interesting contrast to the Joya de Ceran siteWritten May 6, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We had planned to visit Estadio Municipal Las Delicias to watch a football match. The stadium is the home ground for Santa Tecla FC, a team in the Primera division of the Salvadoran football league. The stadium is about 25 minutes from the city and is very basic compared to English football stadia. The concrete terracing holds about 3000 supporters but there is plenty of room as it appears they are not well supported. The day we went there was about 300. The pitch is astroturf and there are refreshments and toilet facilities available. If you go to watch a match, and that is the only reason you would go, get a seat in the shade.Written February 15, 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about La Libertad Department
- The best day trips from La Libertad Department according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren
- 2 Different Sightseeing in 1 Day Tour - Volcanoes Park and Two Mayan Sites.
- Santa Ana Volcano Hike Tour from El Tunco Beach
- Explore Tamanique Waterfalls Complex + Surf City El Tunco Beach
- Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing
- The most popular things to do in La Libertad Department with kids according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Puro Surf Performance Academy
- Malecon Puerto de la Libertad
- El Salvador Custom Tours
- Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje
- Tunco Life