From Palm Trees to Tropical Breeze – Four Best Beaches in El Salvador

Ask ten Salvadorans to name the country’s best beach and you will get 10 different answers. This should come as no surprise in a country where the tropical breeze, gorgeous shores, and stretch of palm trees that are as endless as the waves that have attracted the world’s best surfers are the norm.

When sea meets sand in El Salvador, you’d have no choice but to bask in the beauty of life unencumbered by the routine in the metropolis. You’ll find something happening on the beach around the clock. There’s no stop to the fun at El Salvador’s four best beaches.

El Zonte

Find the best regional classic point-break waves at El Zonte, a secluded village divided by the mouth of a river located in the Salvadorian Litoral’s Road at Km. 53. This should be an easy 45-minute shuttle bus ride from the International Airport of Comalapa.

Catch the first waves at sunrise and return to the ocean at sunset to watch the sun melt into the Pacific. Enjoy the accommodation at Esencia Nativa. The hostel offers comfortable well kept rooms, a big cozy common room where you could meet fellow backpackers, and a vast garden overlooking the ocean.

Playa El Sunzal

Check out El Sunzal, located in the La Libertad department. The world-class waves in this beach range from mild to rough, and every day means amazing point breaks. The sexy beach is speckled with gorgeous black glittering sands that spill into warm blue-green waters.

If you’re not sure what board you’ll need, Sunzal Point Surf Lodge & Retreat is the place to find an array of surfboards to choose from. The centrally located lodge doesn’t just offer affordable clean rooms but can also arrange great surf packages, underwater cave adventures, and a tour around the vibrant beach town of El Tunco.

La Libertad

The surf party is always the best at La Libertad. This is the birthplace of surfing popularity in the country, and what used to be a deserted island paradise has been transformed into an intense playground of fun.

El Puerto de La Libertad includes a boardwalk, restaurants, and small seafood markets. Choose among a variety of fish such as snapper, tuna, and rays, squid, shrimp, lobster, and blue crabs. Celebrate in the yearly Gastronomic Festival! And, finally, don’t miss out the chance to shop for local handcrafts at the nearby wharf.

Playa El Majahual

Welcome to El Majahual, the backpackers’ haven of El Salvador.

The place is perfect for sun aficionados. Get set to soak up the sun to a soundtrack of jet skis buzzing across the surf in this side of town. Relax in deck chairs with an order of beer and shrimp. Show off those radical surfing skills and tricks in a picturesque backdrop of sailboats bobbing in the breeze. Find cheap beach hut accommodations in this local paradise that promises to spoil you for choice, from local bars to restaurants, after spending a day splashing in the clear sea.

The beaches of El Salvador are simply stunning! Visiting the above four will certainly give beach lovers a great holiday.

About Author:

Arie Boris has extensive travel industry experience, including business and sales development for commercial aviation, the International emergency assistance & travel insurance industry and a national association of travel agents. He was a contributing editor to several print and Internet travel publications, including Fieldings’ Worldwide Cruise Guide and was part of the start up team for CruiseCritic. He has written over 400 cruise ship reviews. Arie also produces and hosts Cruise Gourmet Voyages, a variety of fundraising & theme group cruises for various charitable and arts organizations. He has produced theme cruises for a variety of special interest groups including opera, comedy, spiritual retreats and fan clubs for TV shows like Dark Shadows and Dancing with the Stars!