In El Tunco, there are many shopping opportunities if you are looking for typical beachwear and necessities. There is a great number of small shops selling dresses, shorts, flip flops, swim trunks, and souvenirs.
Artesian jewelry is a huge part of the Tunco culture, and you are bound to find a beautifully crafted one-of-a-kind piece, may it be a necklace, bracelet, ring, or dazzling arm piece. You can stroll the street leading to the beach and gaze at all the artisanal jewelers’ work.
If you are in the market to buy a surfboard, you can do this at one of the many surfboard retailers, but as someone just starting out there are many board rental shops and local instructors for hire!
For basic food necessities to cook in your abode, there are several tiendas, two larger stores that have basic staples and tons of good snacks, juices, ice cream etc. There is one great fresh vegetable and fruit stand in town that is normally stocked with just about everything you need, and if there is some specific vegetable you are looking for, just ask and it will kindly be ordered for you.
The closest small city of El Puerto de La Libertad is about a 10-minute taxi ride from El Tunco and there you can find: supermarkets, butcheries, the local market, banks, gas station, and many more clothing stores including tons of used clothes stores.