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El Tunco

La Libertad, El Salvador
+503 7888 2682
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  • Excellent51%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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“la guitarra” (6 reviews)
“surf town” (4 reviews)
“great surf” (4 reviews)
La Libertad, El Salvador
+503 7888 2682
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

El tunco has a nice vibe, but unless you are not a surfer there is not much to do. It's possible that there is almost no sand on the beach, which was the case for us. There was only sand at extreme low tide, you...More

Thank sikke5472321
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Super cool place to go. Lots of restaurants, shops, bars! We kept going back! Lots of people all ages during the day. At night mostly young adults. Great prices for everything.

Thank RaquelKoranda
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Good area to chill out and enjoy a great sunset. Tunco also offers a lot of activity during the night with plenty of bars around. Its quiete easy to rent a Board for surfing, arrange shuttles to León, airport and Guatemala. The only cons is...More

Thank InigoCarlos
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I spent the day here walking around. Had some nice souvenir shops, a bit over priced. But pretty souvenirs. The food was great around here too.

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

El Tunco is named for the big rock in the ocean that looks like a pig. The town is small and the area nearest the beach is walkable in about 10 minutes. Go back a bit and it gets a bit sketchy. You can get...More

Thank LRephann
Reviewed 15 July 2017

El Tunco is a surfer's town which attracts hippies, artisans and back-packers. There's tons of budget hotels which range from really cheap to semi-fancy. There's a few restaurants, a taco stand, and lots of bars for all the gringos. During the day, Tunco is your...More

Thank mochi227
Reviewed 11 July 2017

El Tunco is a party place, especially on the weekends and on salvadorian holidays. During the week it is mostly really peaceful. On the weekends it can get difficult to find sleep until 2 a.m. but its definitely a good place to party! You can...More

Thank H D
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very small, surfer vibe. Don't come here if you're looking for an authentic Salvadorian experience... you won't find it. I was here to break up my journey from Leon, Nicaragua to Antigua, Guatemala, and for that purpose it is a nice stop, got a few...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

many dining alternatives within a wide range of prices and style. Good restaurants, hotels, resorts, beachviewing, shows, shops, ice cream shops, mini market, and a few surfshops.

Thank Paulo Cesar N
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Great place with a breathtaking sunsets. I was told it's great for surfing too, and there were many surfers. But since I am not a surfer I will not comment on that.

Thank aleksandrk782
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Max s
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Response from Julie P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stephany, Congrats on your trip. I wouldn't worry about El Tunco. Its super easy, mellow and friendly. For tips If you are planning to surf I would check with the locals about conditions. It is probably big wave season... More