El Salvador beaches: Located on Central America's Pacific Coast, the El Salvador beaches are home to some of Latin America's finest surf breaks. But surfers aren't the only travelers who enjoy the beautiful beaches of El Salvador. The coastline is lined with villages both lively and tranquil; accommodations both luxury and budget; and warm waters perfect swimming as well as surfing. Come explore the El Salvador beaches!
1. La Libertad
El Salvador's El Puerto de la Libertad region includes the most popular El Salvador beaches, especially when it comes to surfing. In particular, the La Punta break is renowned by surfers worldwide. La Libertad is also noted for its seafood, celebrated during the yearly Gastronomic Festival.
2. Playa El Sunzal
Located in the La Libertad department, tranquil El Salvador beach El Sunzal (a.k.a. El Zunzal) is quite striking, with black, glittering sands. El Sunzal's waves range from rough to mild; ask around to learn which breaks are the best bet for novice surfers.
3. Playa El Tunco
El Tunco, named for a rocky protrusion out at sea, is another dark-sand El Salvador beach in the La Libertad department. The often intense breaks attract many El Salvador surfers, while the beach town is a haven for budget travelers.