In El Tunco, there are plenty of things to do besides kicking back and soaking up the sun or surfing your heart out. Everything is available at a local level.
Nearby caves are accessible during low tide and taking a walk/swim to them is a fun way to spend part of your day exploring the natural wonders of El Tunco.
You can finish this great day eating pupusas in search of the best in town. Take a yoga class and after grab a fresh fruit juice or smoothie. Eat fresh seafood in Casa Miramar, Roca Sunzal, or Monkey La La, grab some oysters and hang on the beach, try international beers in Mopelia, grab an ice cream, drink freshly brewed coffee, or eat delicious pizza and grab a bottle of wine at Pizza Veloz. Join in or watch a futbol game on the beach.
If you are feeling adventurous and ready to sweat, you can accompany local guides to the waterfalls of Tamanique. A short bus ride or car ride up the mountain to Tamanique followed by an approximately thirty-minute hike takes you to a series of waterfalls and natural pools.
Day trips to one of the many other nearby beaches are a great way to get to know the area.
Learning Spanish is a great way to immerse in the culture and learn to communicate with those around you.
If you are looking to have some fun at night, you can hang out and listen to some funk at Surfo’s, get a bite and have some drinks at Super Tunco and dance the night away on the weekends at Beach Life and La Bonita. Watching the sunset in La Guitarra, Monkey La La, Roca Sunzal, or La Bocana is a great way to unwind and enjoy life.
It is also highly recommended to slow down, jump in a pool, hang out in a hammock and read a book, socialize with other tourists and get to know the locals.