El Tunco Beach
El Tunco Beach is El Salvador’s most popular beach. It’s often the first place people go when visiting El Salvador. El Tunco offers a relaxing atmosphere and the town has numerous restaurants, shops and bars. You’ll find something for everyone!
El Salvador’s Most Popular Beach
Things To Do At El Tunco Beach
Surfing & Bodyboarding
El Salvador is known worldwide for having a consistent swell, which makes it popular among the surfing community. El Tunco itself has waves that are perfect for beginners. Nearby beaches, such as El Zonte are especially known for having larger waves for the more experienced surfers.
El Tunco is in La Libertad, the department of El Salvador immedately next to San Salvador.
El Tunco is only a 20 minute drive to the National Airport and 40 minute drive to the capital city, San Salvador.
“El Tunco” is a local word to Salvadorans, which means “The Pig”. This is the name the gave the enormous stone piling at the front and center of the beach.
El Salvador’s Coast is 191 Miles (307 km) long. There’s no shortage of beautiful beaches here.
The small town of El Tunco only has two principal streets and takes only 5 minutes to walk.
El Salvador is known for it’s locally grown coffee and Pupusas. Be sure to try them both!
Everything is Local.
Local Restaurants & Local Fresh Seafood
Locally Owned Shops & Boutiques
A Social Atmosphere You'll Love
El Tunco Map: Everything in one awesome graphic.
Our map lays out everything you’ll need.
Socialize & Party
A Nightlife Worth Bragging About
El Tunco has a nightlife that comes alive after dark. Weekends are particularly lively. You don’t want to miss it. It’s the perfect atmosphere for meeting other travelers and enjoying a few “cervezas” (beers).
Late night bars, lounges and clubs
Meet travelers from all ends of the earth
Live shows & DJ's from around the world
Pool parties and late night shenanigans
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Hostel World is well known to the travel community, particularly to backpackers, surfers and weekend warriors. HostelWorld is an excellent resource for finding excellent hostels and private rooms. Check it out!
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