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El Tunco Village and Beach from San Salvador
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  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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“la guitarra” (6 reviews)
“surf town” (5 reviews)
“great surf” (4 reviews)
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Overrated and filled with tourists. Beach is ok but overcrowded, not sure it is ideal for surf for that reason (not a surfer). I would recommend El Cuco instead which is a really nice and huge beach (>1h walk from both ends) and has almost...More

1  Thank bp1337
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great place to enjoy at the beach, especially at sunset. You can do surfing on spectacular waves. It is a safe place since there is a tourist police office patrolling up and down the small town; there are a lot of restaurants, shops, and...More

Thank dino2016
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This was a fun spot we stumbled across. Definitely more tourists and travelers speaking English. Which after a long trip it was kind of refreshing to see some people from the states. Great beaches, places to eat and shops to wonder though. El Tunco also...More

Thank Whityl30
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Laid back surf beach, strong waves for swimming,moderately priced, ocean front service a bit expensier

Thank Iris M
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

El Tunco is a type of place that could be very trendy if it was in the US. It's a very cool a little surf town, that has a perfect mix of backpackers… Surfers… And locals are having the time of their life. In just...More

1  Thank Sean K
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This beach is amazing and most of the people are friendly. My only gripe is with some guy bothering my wife and I about somehow not paying for his cheap burrito..No dude, we had burgers which were paper thin and we DID PAY. Stay away...More

1  Thank Ctravel27
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

El Tunco is a laid back village with no issues, and only one vice: Surfing. As far as "resorts" go, there is not much to it. Two streets, a pedestrian street, and a paved walkway along the beach between the Laguna and the Rio Grande....More

2  Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Reviewed 2 January 2017

lots of restaurants in this area open late the prices are extremely cheap and yet the food is very good wine is available in most restaurants

Thank angelarK8845KX
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We just had ceviche and frozen pineapple and frozen lemonade drinks. Both were delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank Prreader
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Is a really nice place, it has greates waves to surf, good time at night, good place to relax as well, have a massage on the Stone Spa, go to yoga class, is a peacefull set!

Thank Vanessa Q
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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