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“Great Hotel in El Tunco”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Eco del Mar

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Eco del Mar
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Montana
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel in El Tunco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

My wife and I and 7 other friends stayed at the Eco del Mar for one night in July of 2013. It is a great, little hotel 100 yards from the beach in a safe beach community. The rooms are spacious and very clean. They have a little bar and restaurant and a small swimming pool. The people working there were very friendly and took good care of us. The walk to the beach is down a little "alley" after which you pop out on a gorgeous beach right next to the Monkey La La, a beach bar/hotel/restaurant. I would highly recommend if you are staying in El Tunco.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

The hotel has a great location. It is near several very good restaurants with a variety of food choices.

The rooms are very spacious with a lot of light. Rooms are very clean and well maintained. The rooms have an outdoor area with hammocks for lounging and relaxing and there is a pool on the grounds.

Very reasonably priced!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shelby, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

I stayed here one night with a group of friends. The rooms are clean, well maintained and fairly priced for the quality. Our room (upper west facing unit) had A/C and I recall all rooms having cold water showers. The Eco del Mar is run by a local family (husband, wife and their child), who speak only Spanish, but were helpful and attended to all our needs.

I didn't ever eat here, though they kept us well supplied with beer for as long as their kitchen was open!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here for a night, the hotel is very nice and clean, full of good details , and great service. The room was spacious and clean, the a.c. worked wonderfully! the food in there is really good and at a fair Price ($10dlls complete meal and a beer!) :)
Its really well located, near everything but at the same time, is very secured on a private area.
Maybe there are cheaper hostal near, but this is a hotel and it is really worth the extra money. They have a great pool to chill out, surf board rental , hammocks, etc.
note: you will actually need to buy a mosquito repelent on any nearby store!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

After my international delegation/conference ended, I needed a getaway place where I could relax, nap, be at peace close to the beach. I am happy to say that eco is exactly the place to go. Its a few steps from a walking path to the beach, off the main road. They provide 24 hour security which gave a sense of ease to enjoy the short stay. The rooms are clean, roomy, the AC works well (Much needed in the humid months). I enjoyed the hammock on the balcony for afternoon naps & reading a book.

This is small hotel, but perfect for a romantic or solo stay to recharge your batteries. The staff is very friendly and attentive.

The only reason why they didn't get a score of 5 is because I had to ask staff to tell other guests to leave my balcony. They should tell all the guests that if their room does not come with a balcony, its not a shared space.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stopped in to el tunco enroute to Nicaragua and was so glad we found Eco del Mar. We got the upper unit with porch looking over the pool and it was so relaxing.. loved the hammock and listening to the birds chatter in the trees. The pool was great for a cool off dip and the food at Eco del Mar was really yummy! The room is spacious with a little kitchen area and the porch/hammock combo was really perfect! I got a quick response when making the inquiry and that made the difference for me too. Just a short stroll down the path to the beach and just a 2 second walk to the main strip with all the restaurants and food stalls.. easy to get around.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Booked a room and transfer from the airport. Alex the taxi driver was there on time with a sign, made it nice and easy for the transfer to the hotel. Friendly staff, 24 hrs of security on site, large rooms, porch with personal hammock and A/C, Clean pool with shade and nice landscaping, surf board rentals and one minute walk to La Bocana surf break. Attracts nice travelers, kid and pet friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Eco del Mar

Property: Eco del Mar
Address: Playa El Tunco, La Libertad, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > La Libertad Department > La Libertad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 28 Specialty Lodging in La Libertad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eco del Mar is located in the heart of El Tunco sorrounded by tropical forest, just walking distance from La Bocana and Sunzal breaks. Our hotel offers completely equipped rooms with 3 beds, a/c, cable tv, dvd, refrigerator, small oven and private bathroom.Located next to some of the finest surfing beaches in the world, only mere meters from the beach providing “out the front door” surfing. The hotel itself is a unique experience, it is sorrounded by trees so you can sit and relax on the deck to appreciate nature.In this enchanting small apartment hotel you will enjoy relaxation, adventure and surfing.Eco del Mar is a hotel made by surfers for surfers with a deep love for our oceans and the environmentEco del Mar is your best accomodation option in El Tunco. ... more   less 
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