Get to Know El Tunco Beach
Playa El Tunco, as locals know it, got its name because the iconic rock in the middle of the ocean had the shape of a pig; and yes, Tunco means ‘pig’ in local slang.
El Tunco beach is in the heart of Surf City in La Libertad, El Salvador. It is home to “La Bocana” — where the most exciting and prestigious surf competitions take place.
What to do in El Tunco?
El Tunco has developed a small beachfront town that offers a variety of places to eat, to stay and things to do. You can easily take surf lessons in almost every corner of the town; and the best thing yet, the waves are right in front of you. So, you don’t have to worry about carrying your board for long distances.
If you are looking to connect with nature, we suggest you take yoga lessons at Balance Surf & Yoga — located in the center of town. This peaceful and jungle-like space sets the perfect ambience to unwind and reconnect.
Are you a foodie? No worries, we’ve got you covered! The best pizza in town award goes to El Tunco Veloz. They offer a variety of dishes from healthy and vegetarian options to a fully “pizza” experience. Bao House has the best baos in town and they are located right in front of El Tunco Veloz. Soya Nutribar has healthy and organic options, a lot of them ready to eat.
If you ran out of cash, don’t worry, because ATM’s are available in the heart of the town. Don’t forget your souvenirs, they are also available, without leaving the village.
El Tunco Surroundings
There are other interesting and exciting activities to do nearby El Tunco, like going for a hike and a cool dip in Cascadas de Tamanique, a 10-minute car ride in front of El Tunco. You can also visit the new amusement park in El Puerto de La Libertad, also 10 minutes away in car.
Anything available to you in proximity and at your convenience. Too good to be true? Book a discovery tour with us and experience it yourself.