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If you’re looking for world class waves and an undiscovered and exciting place to surf them then El Salvador is the destination for you.

Surf El Salvador: Discover the best surf El Salvador has to offer with experienced bilingual local surf guides that will get you to the best spots in the Country by car or by boat. They will give you the best advice of where to go, the best time to surf according to the conditions, size and direction of the swell, tides, crowds and ability of your own group.

Known lovingly by the team as “Surfaris” these trips will maximize your time away, helping you to score the best possible surf while keeping that all important eye on safety and security. Surf El Salvador’s epic coast everyday while staying in comfortable hotels, located in the best surfing areas.

The Republic of El Salvador is located in Central America, bordered by Guatemala to the West, Honduras to the North, Nicaragua to the East, and the Pacific Ocean to the South. The topography consist in lush mountain ranges, volcanoes, lakes, farmlands and a narrow coastal belt featuring some of the most beautiful beaches and right hand point breaks in the world.

Times are changing for El Salvador. For many people, the thought of El Salvador conjures thoughts of civil war, political strife, poverty and danger; however much has changed over the past 16 years. Peace was signed in 1992, starting a new era of democracy and stability. El Salvador now offers an entirely new experience to the surf traveller and our local operator offers the best way to experience all this and more.

Looking for water temperatures of around 80 to 85 degrees year round? Think El Salvador.

Even though El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, with only 320 km of coast line in the Pacific Ocean, it offers an incredible number of right point breaks. Most of them have cobblestone bottom like the World Class Punta Roca, Punta El Sunzal or Punta Mango. Take a trip to the East Coast of El Salvador and surf Punta Las Flores, discover other point breaks that are here just waiting to be surfed.

The local crew have a full set up to offer a wide variety of non-surfing tours in El Salvador including:

  • Cultural sites,
  • Colonial cities,
  • Mayan temples,
  • Lakes,
  • City tours
  • or hikes to amazing volcanoes.

El Salvador is action packed with adventure. Are you ready for it?

“Just wanted to let you know that James Metzger and I have made it home safe from out journey to El Salvador. We had a fantastic time surfing in El Salvador. The surf was great, the hotel was good and the food and people of El Salvador exceeded our expectations. Our driver Joaquin was a wonderful person. His English was perfect. His knowledge of the surf breaks, land and customs was superb. He was always on “American time.” His personal touch and professionalism was a big part of what made our trip so pleasurable. Thank you for a wonderful travel/surf experience.”

Sincerely, Bob Guerin & James Metzger

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Surf El Salvador- West vs East Coast, Surf School and Non Surf Activities

El Salvador has two seasons; the rainy season moths from May through October see the largest and most consistent swells with average wave height in the head high range, and larger 8’ to 12’ swells coming through fairly consistently.

The Dry season of November trough April typically sees offshore winds, sunny skies, and consistent surf in the waist to head high range. Less frequent than in the wet season large swells do roll through this time of the year

Surf West Coast El Salvador / Waves and Rates

La Libertad

La Libertad is located just 45 minutes away from El Salvador’s International airport and 30 minutes away from the Salvadoran Capital city. The “state” of La Libertad has many surf breaks along the coast most of them are cobblestone point breaks, like world class Punta Roca, there is also a variety of river mouths and many miles of good quality beach break. The point breaks are usually uncrowded during the week, expect to find some surfers from the Capital city on weekends but that is not a problem because your guide knows all the breaks and you will have many surf spots to choose from, like Conchalio, K59, Sunzal, El Zonte, Mizata and many others… !

The Waves

Punta Roca.

Perfection is the more suitable word to describe this wave, probably, one of the best right points breaks in the world, breaking on a rocky bottom it gets hollow all the way, giving you the chance to get really long barrels, and to feel the power and speed at its best. Look out for some big boulders in the outside section, booties are of great use in this spot. You will find more surfers on the line up here, but this is a wave that you will never forget.

Conchalío.

A powerful beach break, great for tube riding, its sand bottom makes this waves very hollow. Breaking better at high tide, this is one El Salvador finest beach breaks. Surfing Conchalío from 4 to 6 feet and getting spited out of those barrels is definitely an epic experience. Sunzal.

This is the longest ride around; along with Punta Roca el Sunzal point break can hold the biggest swells on La Libertad area. The ride is about 200mts long, it’s a fun, hot dog wave for beginners to advanced surfers. Some say it’s a long boarder’s type of wave, but it does have some really good sections for short board or a fish. You will find more crowd here than in the surrounding breaks because is very consistent and good for beginners. Zonte.

This is another right point breaks, really good on an 2 to 7 feet swell range its a fun rippable wave, it’s guarded by mountains and an impressive cliff so its protected from wind by it. You can also find a left wave in the other side of the point at the river mouth. This left wave is not long but can give fun rides; it breaks nice and clean in the 3 to 6 feet range of swell. K59 and K61: Both right points, with cobblestone bottom and some barreling sections in the inside, it gets especially good on 4 feet + swells. These spots are uncrowded with just a few locals on the water.

La Bocana.

It’s the river mouth of Rio Grande, it breaks left and right. The left wave has a fast take off zone, it´s a very powerful with a lot of water moving, it has barrels in the inside section as it gets shallow and closer to the rocks at the bottom. There is some localism on this wave for being the only consistent left wave on the country. The right wave is also very fast and hollow but the ride is shorter and even rockier than the left wave.

Mizata.

The last point break on the west end of the “Departamento of La Libertad”, Mizata beach has a couple of different waves, an A frame beach break that starts breaking over a sand bar that forms over a deep water rock;  a river mouth that starts breaking over cobble stones and ends on a sandy beach this is a hollow and fast left wave that can get you barreled before you even know; there is also a right point break with cobble stone bottom, this wave is powerful and fast with a couple of hollow sections  its better a low tide; the fourth wave at Mizata beach is a Slab, this last wave needs a big swell and the right tide, needless to say that this slab is not a beginners wave,  all these four waves are at walking distance from each other, you will find one working better that the other depending on the conditions, but in general this beach is good with small to medium size swells.

La Libertad Premium Package. 5 days Sunzal point break. Casa de mar. (4 star resort)

5 days accommodation with A/C luxury suites at Casa de mar resort, in front of Sunzal point break, breakfast included. 5 full day tours (mourning and afternoon tour,  aprox. sessions of  5 hours each) in private vehicle for each group with a bilingual surfer guide, airport pick up/ drop off and 1 sight seeing tour to Mayan temples or city tour.

 

No. of Guests

Price (per passenger) USD

Extra Day La Libertad USD

1

$ 1562 per person

$ 326

2

$ 870 per person

$ 184

3

$ 727 per person

$ 154

4

$ 672 per person

$ 150

5

$ 664 per person

$ 148

6

$ 627 per person

$ 142

**NEW FAMILY PACK: couples with a max of two children under 16, pay the price of 2 passengers

Superior package. 5 days Sunzal Point break.
5 days air conditioned room at Tekuani Kal Hotel, pool, cable TV, in front of Sunzal point break, airport pickup/drop off. 5 half day tours (aprox. 6 hours) in private vehicle for each group with bilingual surfer guide, breakfast included, 1 sight seeing tour to Mayan temples, city tour or volcano tour.

 

No. of Guests

Price (per passenger) USD

Extra Day La Libertad

High season ratest Extra Day East coast

1

$ 895 per person

$195

$ 939 per person $206

2

$ 492 per person

$105

$ 514 per person $111

3

$ 469 per person

$ 97

$ 498 per person $105

4

$ 410 per person

$ 85

$ 432 per person $ 91

5

$ 420 per person

$ 80

$ 446 per person $ 87

6

$ 369 per person

$ 72

$ 391 per person $ 78


Mizata package 5 days, Mizata Point break

4 nights/5 days accommodation with A/C at Mizata Surf Lodge. 5 full day surf tours (mornings and afternoons approx 5 hours each) in private vehicle for each group with a bilingual surf guide, breakfast,airport pick up/ drop off included.

 

No. of Guests

Price (per passenger) USD

Extra Day La Libertad

1

$ 1225 per person

$ 245

2

$ 730 per person

$ 150

3

$ 570 per person

$ 115

4

$ 500 per person

$ 110

5

$ 450 per person

$ 95

6

$ 400 per person

$ 80

Note: These Prices Do Not Include Airfare or Meals Not Listed Above         

 

Surf El Salvador East Coast / Waves and Rates

The newly discovered surfing territory of El Salvador, offers epic waves with almost any local in the water; enjoy the nature and get away from civilization, admire beautiful scenery landscapes and of course get incredible waves¡. Stay at one of the nicest hotels at Las Flores beach, with a mind blowing view. The operator’s own hotel is great for small groups. (maximum capacity of 11 guests). Las Flores is a long right point break with sand bottom and good barrel sections take a boat trip along the coast and discover more point breaks like the tubular Punta Mango. There are many spots waiting for you!

The Waves.

Las Flores.
This is a beautiful sand bottom point break full of palm trees in the background. The wave starts breaking next to a rock in a fast hollow section and keeps breaking for a couple of hundred yards for more speed more barreling sections on the way to the shore. It’s a fun high performance wave for medium to experienced surfers. The tides play an important factor on these wave, breaking more hollow on low tide, expect some currents at low tide.

Punta Mango.
This is a cobble stone right point break, surrounded by beautiful mountains located in one of El Salvador’s more remote areas. Punta Mango breaks with a nice tube in most of its sections. This is a paradise for those who like to get barreled; there is not a single local at this spot. This is the east coast version of the perfect wave.

La Ventana.
A nice beach break for smaller days, pure fun in 2 to 5 feet swells range. At La Ventana beach the mountains meets the ocean in the shape if a window making this beach a nice spot surf away from the crowds.

La Vaca.
A Fast and hollow wave, it offers a shorter ride than Las Flores. Starts breaking next to the rocks over sand bottom, breaking into a small rocky bay, specially good for 2 to 5 feet swell.

El Torro
Fast hollow point break with sand bottom, it  has 2 main sections,  the outside section breaking next to a huge volcanic rock and in front of an impressive volcanic cliff. The inside section breaks towards a nice sandy beach for about 100 yards, its really hard to connect both sections. it needs at least 3 to 4 feet swell to start breaking. This break is for experienced surfers.

El Bongo
This is a right hand point break breaking over the sand, breaking with 6ft + south west swell, its a bit mushier and slower than the surrounding waves at the east coast.

El Cuco and Miraflores beach breaks
Slow and mushy beach breaks, going left and right, great for beginners, good for surfing in a fish, fun board or long board. Specially good on high tide with 4ft + swell.

There are more right point breaks for you to discover in the east coast, come along and see them for yourself.

East Coast Package 5 days with guide and vehicule.

5 days, 4nights East Coast, air conditioned room, luxury beach front at Miraflores Hotel, incredible panoramic view of Las Flores Point Break, swimming pool, Cable TV,  bilingual surf guide service,  breakfast and dinner included, unlimited non alcoholic drinks (water, soda, fruit drinks, coffee or tea) , 2 boat trips to secluded point, airport pickup/drop off.

 
No. of Guests
Price (per passenger) USD
Extra Day East Coast
1
$ 1250 per person
$ 235
2
$ 754 per person
$ 143
3
$ 641 per person
$ 125
4
$ 544 per person
$ 108
5
$ 499 per person
$ 101
6
$ 469 per person
$ 93

Boat trips are with a maximum of 6 people per boat.

East Coast Package 5 days with every day boat trips

4 Nights accommodation with A/C at Hotel Miraflores. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & nonalcoholic beverages. 1 massager per person, daily boat trip to secluded breaks, & airport pick up/drop off included.

 
No. of Guests
Price (per passenger) USD
Extra Day East Coast
1
$1031 per person
$ 175
2
$ 618 per person
$ 112
3
$ 485 per person
$ 94
4
$ 467 per person
$ 92
5
$ 445 per person
$ 85
6
$ 435 per person
$ 84


Boat trips are with a maximum of 6 people per boat.

Meal Plan
Price: $35.00 per person per day
Lunch & Dinner, unlimited non alcoholic drinks (water, soda, fruit drinks, coffee or tea).

Alcoholic drinks are not included.

Combo-Adventure East & West

Casa de Mar – Miraflores Combo Package 5 days. 2 nights at La Libertad, 2 nights East Coast.
2 nights at Casa de mar (4 star resort) A/C luxury suites in front of Sunzal point, , breakfast included, 2 nights East Coast A/C room at Miraflores Hotel, accommodations with pool, Cable TV, breakfast, dinner and non alcoholic drinks included, transportations, bilingual surfer guide service, airport pick up/ drop off, 1 boat trip to secluded point.

 
No. of Guests
Price (per passenger)
Extra Day La Libertad
Extra Day East Coast
1
$1439 per person
$ 326
$ 175
2
$ 828 per person
$ 184
$ 112
3
$ 669 per person
$ 154
$ 94
4
$ 625 per person
$ 150
$ 93
5
$ 600 per person
$ 148
$ 85
6
$ 589 per person
$ 142
$ 84

Tekuani kal – Miraflores combo package 5 days. 2 nights at La Libertad, 2 nights East.

2 nights accommodation with A/C at Miraflores Surf Lodge. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & non alcoholic beverages. 1 massage per person, daily boat trip to secluded breaks, & transfer between properties included. 2 nights accommodation with A/C at Tekuani Kal. 3 half day surf tours (morning approx 5 hours each) in private vehicle for each group with a bilingual surf guide and breakfast.

 
No. of Guests
Price (per passenger)
Extra Day La Libertad
Extra Day East Coast
1
$ 1128 per person
$ 195
$ 175
2
$ 648 per person
$ 105
$ 112
3
$ 540 per person
$ 97
$ 94
4
$ 490 per person
$ 85
$ 93
5
$ 460 per person
$ 80
$ 85
6
$ 450 per person
$ 72
$ 84

Mizata – Miraflores combo packages – 2 nights west / 2 nights east

2 nights accommodation with A/C at Mizata Surf Lodge. 3 full day surf tours (mornings and afternoons approx 5 hours each) in private vehicle for each group with a bilingual surf guide, breakfast, dinner, all non-alcoholic beverages included. 2 nights accommodation with A/C at Miraflores Surf Lodge. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & nonalcoholic beverages. 1 massager per person, daily boat trip to secluded breaks, transfers between properties included & round trip airport transfers included.

 
No. of Guests
Price (per passenger)
Extra Day La Libertad
Extra Day East Coast
1
$ 1286 per person
$ 245
$ 175
2
$ 769 per person
$ 150
$ 112
3
$ 591 per person
$ 115
$ 94
4
$ 551 per person
$ 110
$ 93
5
$ 496 per person
$ 95
$ 85
6
$ 480 per person
$ 80
$ 84

Surf School

NEWSURF SCHOOL PACKAGES!!
Premium Surf School Miraflores

Las Flores beach at the east coast of El Salvador is excellent for beginners to learn to surf. The beach is long with sandy bottom. The waves at the inside are ideal to practice and improve your surf. Best at high to medium tide. Experienced bilingual surf instructors will help you to ride your first waves.

Premium Surf School Miraflores- 6 days / 5 nights
5 Nights/ 6 Days East Coast, air conditioned rooms at Hotel Miraflores, incredible panoramic view of Las Flores Point Break, swimming pool, cable TV, 2 to 3 hours surf lesson per day per day with bilingual surf instructor and surf boards included, 3 meals per day, unlimited water and fruit drinks, 1 boat trip along the coast to surf breaks nearby, airport pickup/drop off. Kayak tour trough mangroves and a massage per person included.

# of Passengers Price (per passenger)
1 $1275
2 $ 935
3 $ 795
4 $ 775
5 $ 730
6 $ 695

Premium Surf School Miraflores- 8 days / 7 nights
8 Nights/ 7 Days East Coast, air conditioned rooms at Hotel Miraflores, incredible panoramic view of Las Flores Point Break, swimming pool, cable TV, 2 to 3 hours surf lesson per day per day with bilingual surf instructor and surf boards included, 3 meals per day, unlimited water and fruit drinks, 1 boat trip along the coast to surf breaks nearby, airport pickup/drop off. Kayak tour trough mangroves and a massage per person included.

# of Passengers Price (per passenger)
1 $1545
2 $1160
3 $1005
4 $ 980
5 $ 930
6 $ 890

Mizata beach is located at the west coast of El Salvador is excellent for beginners to learn to surf between November and March. Improve your surfing skills with experienced bilingual surf instructors will help you to ride your first waves.

Premium Surf School Mizata- 6 days / 5 nights
5 Nights/ 6 Days West Coast, air conditioned rooms at Hotel Mizata Resort, swimming pool, cable TV, 2 to 3 hours surf lesson per day per day with bilingual surf instructor with surf boards included, one massage per person. 3 meals per day, unlimited water and fruit drinks, airport pickup/drop off. Including one cultural tour to Mayan Temples, Volcano tour or Sunzal /El Tunco surf trip.

# of Passengers Price (per passenger)
1 $1245
2 $ 910
3 $ 775
4 $ 770
5 $ 730
6 $ 710

Premium Surf School Mizata- 8 days / 7 nights
5 Nights/ 6 Days West Coast, air conditioned rooms at Hotel Mizata Resort, swimming pool, cable TV, 2 to 3 hours surf lesson per day per day with bilingual surf instructor and surfboards included, 3 meals per day, unlimited water and fruit drinks, 1 boat trip to surf breaks nearby, airport pickup/drop off. Including trip to Sunzal /El Tunco, cultural trip and a massage per person.

# of Passengers Price (per passenger)
1 $1515
2 $1145
3 $ 969
4 $ 980
7 $ 930
8 $ 899

Non-Surf Tours and Day Trips

West coast

Fishing trips
We offer fishing trips by boat. We will be trolling along the coast looking for tuna, Dorado, red snappers and many other fish on the rich Salvadoran waters. We have fishing rods for rent.

Canopy Apaneca
Zip line down the mountains of Apaneca, with first part tropical forest and the second part over coffee plantains. Here the sound of the toucan and many other birds.

Vulcano Boquerón
Just outside of San Salvador there is a nice 45 mts high volcanic crater. You will find an amazing view into the crater with amazing landscape around it. Also you will see San Salvador in the valley.

Maya Ruinas
El Salvador has a few Mayan agrological sites in about 30 min from San Salvador. San Andres, a step pyramid and a large court yard. Tatzumal, important trading center and Casa Blanca a fairly impressive site with 6 pyramids. 

Vulcano de Izalco
Climb one of the volcanoes of National park Cerro Verde all the way up to the top and see the amazing view. The volcano is still active. Or you can walk trough the national park, see the different volcanoes and craters, enjoy the view, drink a nice hot chocolate!

Juayua Food Festival
During the weekend Juayua changes from a quiet mountain town surrounded by coffee plantations, in to a great food festival, when local and invited restaurants serve terrific food around the main plaza.

East coast

Fishing trip
We offer fishing trips by boat. We will be trolling along the coast looking for tuna, dorado, red snappers and many other fish on the rich Salvadoran waters. We have fishing rods for rent.

Golfo de Fonseca
Visit the gulf that El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua share together with stunning volcanic islands, small fishing villages and black-sand beaches. We go to Isla Meanguera, the most important one. 

Alegria
Alegria is one of the most picturesque towns of El Salvador and famous for its flowers. There is a lake nearby which its waters are said to be medicinal. Do not miss the beautiful view from Mirador de los Cien Grados.

Conchagüa
Only 6 Km away from the City of La Unión, at the foot of the Volcano with the same name you will find a quiet and small town with one of the very few Colonial Structures still standing after the earthquakes of this part of the country. Visit the Colonial Church of Santiago Apóstol with more than 300 years. Conchagüa is also famous for its pupusas.

Lagunas de San Miguel
Laguna el Jocotal is the largest bird sanctuary in El Salvador, hosting 214 species of birds. We visit the Laguna in canoe or boat. 

Perquin
Perquin was the headquarters of the FMLN during the El Salvador’s civil war and has an excellent museum of this war. The ‘Rio Sapo’ goes nearby and is the cleanest river in the country and a protected natural area. Great to swim in and hike around a beautiful landscape!

FOR LOADS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDING HORSE RIDING, PARA GLIDING, MOUNTAIN BIKING ETC CLICK HERE FOR THE ACTIVE ADVENTURE EL SALVADOR DETAILS RUN BY THE SAME LOCAL OPERATOR

 

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