Of all the coastal towns in El Salvador’s Surf City, Tunco is the most touristy. It is located about 15 minutes from La Libertad and about 45 minutes from San Salvador. Tunco is home to boutique hotels, great restaurants, surf breaks (Sunzal and La Bocana) as well as party spots. If you’re looking to invest in hospitality or any other storefront, Tunco is busy with foot traffic, locals and foreigners.


El Tunco is 45 minutes from San Salvador and the San Salvador International airport.


Sunny almost 365 days a year! The dry season is from November to March, and the rainy season brings nightly showers from April to October. The water is always warm.




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El Tunco is is home to two of El Salvador’s best surfing locations, including 1) Sunzal, known for it’s long right breaks and long boarders, and 2) La Bocana, a more powerful, performance wave.

Local Spots

Dale Dale Cafe, Point Break Cafe, Hotel Mopelia, La Bonita Beach Bar, La Guitarra, Bao House and more

Tunco Gallery