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El Tunco Beach

El Tunco Beach

Playa El Tunco is a little surf village in El Salvador.

It's 8km from Puerto La Libertad, 35km from the airport and 35km from the capital San Salvador.

Only a few years ago this place was unknown and quiet.

It is now the most visited town of El Salvador by backpackers and surfers all year long and by Salvadorians on the week ends for the nightlife.

There are now around 20 hostels, bars, restaurants and everything needed to practice surfing.

Playa El Tunco is actually the gateway to the surf spot El Sunzal, and is a few kilometers away from El Zonte and Punta Roca, two other famous surf spots.

In terms of the waves, it's a great place to learn to surf.

The only problem is that it gets crowded in the water, even when the surf isn't good.

It pretty much empties out in midday when the wind picks up a bit and the sun gets too hot.

But you won't last long in that midday sun.

You'll be completely sunburned in no time.

The beaches in El Tunco are rock beaches- not sand- though the waves are great.

Therefore, sunbathers won't find it the most comfortable destination.

There are, however, sand beaches a short taxi ride away.cription

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Where to eat, drink and stay.

Restaurante La Bocana [1]

TekuaniKal [2]

Roca Sunzal[3]

Hotel & Bar La Guitarra [4]

Restaurante y Bar La Bocana [5]

D´Rocas Beach Bar & Restaurant

Jaguar Bar & Restaurant