Surf Pardise El Salvador.
Located on the Pacific coast of Central America, between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador is making its presence now in the surfing world, gaining attention as a nation with a bounty of waves. It is the smallest of Central American countries and the only one not connected to the Caribbean. However, don’t let its geographical limitations be misleading, as the country’s 320 km of coastline packs a powerful punch, with a majority of the waves in the form of long right pointbreaks, some of them world class waves as Punta Roca in La Libertad, and Punta Mango located at the east side of El Salvador coastline
For its size, El Salvador could easily claim the highest density of quality pointbreaks in Central America. Toss in the tropical climate, warm water, lack of crowds, safety and you’ve got a destination that is out the oven and ready to be surfed. El Salvador the smallest country of the region with its 21.000 km2 offer you the possibility to surf, hike, dive or visit archaeological parks or museums all in the same day and a few hours away from the coast.
El Savador is divided in three diferents areas, the central area where you can visit La Libertad, is the most visited town for travelers and is the tourist destination for tradition of San Salvador people, La Libertad is located just 20 kms south of San Salvador city. in this area you can stay at El Puerto de La Libertad, and diferent beach areas like Sunzal, Cocal, San Blas, El Tunco, El Zonte. At the east side is located El Cuco just a few hours by car from the international airport, you can find other area with good waves as Punta Las Flores, and Punta Mango. At the west you can find waves as los Cobanos, Mizata..
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Divided in two different surf areas El Salvador have several small pointbreaks where you can stay, when you are planing a surf holiday in El Salvador, to know this and your different options in location is very important, also depending the type of holidays expectations you can decide where to stay, all the spots are very different, you can find small beach towns with more cheap hostals, parties during the weekends perfect for backpackers or you can stay in quiet areas with less people surfing in the water, and accommodations with more confort. Having unlimited transportation probably will help you have a easier holiday, everything is close driving and easy access, transportation service is offered in the places.
Puerto de La Libertad and Punta Roca:.
La Libertad is the closer place from the airport, It was the first port in the country, founded as a city in the 50`s. Now become in the main tourism destination in the country because is the closer beach town from the capital city San Salvador. What make it popular for international tourism is the great wave of Punta Roca and because is the bigger town around several surf spots, and what is considerated as the best wave in the country and one of the most important right hand pointbreak in Latin America, is right infront of the touristic area of La Libertad with restaurants and hotels available. To know more about El Puerto de La Libertad you can visit: Puerto de La Libertad
Playa El Tunco:.
Playa El Tunco is the party town, its main pointbreak Sunzal is probly the most visited spot in the country, right at the beach this small funny village is growning very fast, you find severals restaurants, bars and weekend live music parties, several stores where you can find the basics, with a young enviroment and lower rates for backpackers. the other surf spot in the town a powerfull rivermouth with rights and left sections for intermediate to advance surfers.
Located just 10 kms to the west from La Libertad, beween other surfspots like Cocal and Playa El Zonte. to findm more information about this place visit: Playa El Tunco
Playa El Zonte.
This is an other popular small beach town infront of a very consistence pointbreak and beachbreak. this place is located km 45 after from La Libertad, 10 kms after Playa El Tunco. This village also have different types of accommodations, but with less restaurants and bars, is more quiet than El Tunco beach town.
Hotels and surfcamps available right infront of the beach, also budget accommodations perfect for backpackers.
The surf is very consistence, a right rocky pointbreak and in the other side a rivermouth and beachbreaks with a rights and good left sections. To find more photos and videos you can visit: Playa El zonte
Uncrowd Surf at K59 and Mizata
The last surf spot in La Libertad is K59, the next spot named Mizata is located in the department of Sonsonate, both areas are very quiet with good surf and a perfect option for surf travelers looking for a quiet holidays and uncrowd surf, the hotels available in both areas have very peacefull enviroment and perfect connection between body and water. Perfect for couples expecting privacy and good surf.
K59 is one of the best right pointbreaks in the country and Mizata also a good quality right pointbreak with a nice sandy beach next to it. You can find more information, photos an videos: Mizata
If you are looking for a nice place to stay at Mizata, Here is a great surf hotel in Mizata beach available
Playa Las Flores at the east side of the country
Playa Las Flores is other popular location, this one is located several hours from the international airport, different enviroment than La Libertad area, long sandy beach with several hotels and surf resorts infront of the ocean with more natural enviroment. The east coatline is a quiet area, if you are looking for privacy and confortable accommodation right infront of a sandy beach this area is perfect, around las flores you find beachbreaks like Playa El Cuco, Playas Negras, Icacal and Tamarindo, all of them the same than hundreds of years ago. Playa Las flores is where you find the best wave in all the area, very visited getting crowd in high season. for more information about this spot you can visit: Playa Las Flores
El Salvador might have the world's most consistent surf. Here. you will fid almost year aroud waves, but if you are planning a once in a lifetime trip, maybe you are best to make it March to October, when you are almost guaranteed four feet or better daily with some heariltier swell a few days per week March to June is pretty wave season, the rainy season is just getting underway, and the swells are already consistently. For people in the know, getting into the water as soon as the southern swells start pumping can be magical combination of clean clear water and some very nice surf.
May through September, is consistent wave season. Spend at least a week during these months and if you don`t catch great waves it is you own fault. This is the time the swell is biggest, expect four to six feet almost everyday, with ups and downs fron three to eight, The only drawback in this season is that the weather does impact the waves. Heavy rains will bring brown or off colored water down from eroding mountain streams and disorder in morning sessions, and the point breaks will be rocky, This is also the only time in El Salvador when a freak storm can blow everything out, though never for more than a couple days.
November and December is when offshore arrives, This marks the end of surf season, El Salvador style, the waves are usually small, in the three to four foot range, but clean morning and afternoon offshores aren`t uncommon, here you can expect three to four feet daily, this is great time for bring the family or learning to surf. swell can pick up too and rise over five feet, but it's not common
January and February are small, sometimes too small, but can also be good for first timers, If you have only got a short time, or if you are serios swell hound and need to be surfing everyday, this is not the time for you to visit El SAlvador, The waves often drop under two feet and it can go flat for a week at a time. That said, in the last few years El Salvador has not had a real flat sweel, and with crystal blue water and few tourist, and pretty sandy beaches this has been the time for epic sessions. We have started our last couple New years with almost nobody out in clean six foot sets all day.
The thing about El Salvador surf is that with great southern exposure and even some northern, swell can and does hit any day of the year. But there are definitely certain months where waves are almost guaranteed and others some luck is involved
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