In a lazy beach town with some surprisingly expensive options for accommodations, La Sombra fits the bill for a laid-back, comfortable, inexpensive hostel only a few steps from the sand. Great communal kitchen and pool make it easy to meet fellow travelers, while the hammocks provide an opportunity lounge peacefully with the sound of waves crashing nearby. All rooms come standard with fans and the option to pay for air conditioning (which is a reasonable up-charge and may be necessary during some of the hotter months). Complimentary wifi and a friendly owner are just icing on an already impressive cake. All in all, a great place to stay in El Tunco.
Pros: value ($8/person); location(100m from beach); communal kitchen; pool; free wifi; hammocks; outdoor shower; friendly owner and security guards
Cons: bathroom in private rooms can smell a bit--just be sure to keep the door closed at all times; no food/drink available on-siteMore