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All reviews la guitarra beach town great surf san salvador nice beach day trip party place many options food was great central america local food beach front a bit overpriced lots of restaurants back packers a couple days nothing fancy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I can understand the allure of overpriced papusas and beer, the tee-shirt shops and bars pumping banda and dancehall music over each other makes me want to rip my ears off. A good place to surf I hear. Search around for accommodations as negotiations...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rapidpsychler
Reviewed 26 October 2018

El Tunco has year round waves so you can alway go surfing no mater what time of the year you come. There are many hotels and restaurants to choose from; so if you are on a budget or you have extra cash to spend, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 175renatob
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This little town on the seaside is an excellent safe destination in El Salvador. If you enjoy surfing then the waves here are fantastic. Even if you are not a surfer you can take beginners lessons at a reasonable or cheap fee. This place also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Julie_Muscat
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Great surf great fun great locals Take care of the water Don’t drink tap water Avoiding it brings you better health

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John F
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Lived up to its reputation for surfing. The beach, however, is not user-friendly as full of sizable stones which makes it hard to walk on. It is sad that most access to the beaches around is restricted by the hotels. I hear the remove the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stavros M
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Been to el tunco a few times (4x’s) and every time I go back I fall in love more and more....lots of hostals and perfect for backpackers.... the sunsets are amazing !!! the atmosphere at night is nice and great bars with live music, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ranso
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I visited el Tunco with a friend of mine for new year. A lot of people where saying to us that El Salvador was very dangerous but let me tell you it was not ! We had the best time ever. People are very friendly...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 4Car0lina
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We loved this little town. The surfing was great, not the best place for beginners though. The beach is nice but Ricky at some spots. The sunsets are amazing!! The town is pretty quiet during the week but is a busy little party place on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sparklejammer
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I have traveled to many countries, and surfed all over. Surfers, including myself are reluctant to let the cat out of the bag, for fear that their secret, uncrowded and expensive paradise will be found. Well blame me. This is it. For those of you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank smiller435
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Cute little beach town with a mixed rock/black sand beach that is popular with surfers. I definitely recommend getting a beer and sitting on the beach for sunset, which is gorgeous. The place definitely felt more foreigner heavy and pricier than the rest of El...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ShannonW2274
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23 April 2018|
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Response from smiller435 | Reviewed this property |
You can take a bus. Probably a 1/2 day ride. Just got back from el salvador last Thursday. Take a lesdon through kayu at Suzail near el tunco.
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19 May 2017|
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