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La Bocana Surf Hotel - La Libertad, El Tunco. El Salvador

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Located in the heart of El Tunco surrounded by tropical forest, just walking distance from La Bocana and Sunzal breaks.

 

We offer completely equipped rooms with 3 beds, a/c, cable tv, dvd, refrigerator, small oven and private bathroom.

 

Next to some of the finest surfing beaches in the world, only mere meters from the beach providing “out the front door” surfing.

 

The place itself is a unique experience, it is surrounded by trees so you can sit and relax on the deck to appreciate nature.

 

In this enchanting small apartment you will enjoy relaxation, adventure and surfing. The hotel is made by surfers for surfers with a deep love for our oceans and the environment.

 

Whether you are looking for an unforgettable surf trip to El Salvador or just a place to relax, the Hotel is your number one choice.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Our rooms have everything you need to be comfortable and with time to relax. They are big and spacious with a modern and natural architecture.

 

INCLUDE:

  • A/C or fan
  • LCD TV with cable
  • dvd
  • wireless internet
  • quality beds
  • breakfast table
  • refrigerator
  • small oven
  • private bathroom
  • table
  • deck and outdoor sitting area

     

BREAKFAST MENU OPTIONS:

  • Tipico Breakfast (Eggs, Beans, Plantains)
  • Pancakes
  • Tropical Fruit, Granola, Yogurt and Honey

THE ACTIVITIES

SURF, ADVENTURE AND CULTURAL TOURS:

La Libertad Package with Breakfast (5 Days & 4 Nights)

Surf Sunzal, La Bocana, Punta Roca, El Zonte and K59

 

Including:

  • Airport pick up & drop off transfers.
  • 3 half day tours in private vehicle with bilingual surfer guide in La Libertad
  • Breakfast from our restaurant
  • 1 sight seeing tour to Mayan temples
  • City tour or volcano tour.

La Libertad Package with 3 full meals (5 Days & 4 Nights)

Surf Sunzal, La Bocana, Punta Roca, El Zonte, K59 and Mizata

 

Including:

Airport pick up & drop off transfers.

3 half day tours in private vehicle with bilingual surfer guide

3 full meals per day from our restaurant

1 sight seeing tour to Mayan temples

City tour or volcano tour.

Atlakamani Wild East Package with 3 full meals (5 Days & 4 Nights)

Surf Las Flores and Punta Mango

 

Including:

  • 4 nights of air conditioned room at different Hotel
  • Pool
  • Cable TV
  • Walking distance of Las Flores break
  • Airport pick up & drop off transfers.
  • 4 boat trips to Punta Mango
  • 3 full meals per day
  • Bilingual surfer guide.

 

*NOTE: THIS TOUR INCLUDES HOTEL, IT IS A DIFFERENT HOTEL

Half Day Surf Tour

Surf any break in La Libertad Area

 

Including:

  • Wake up before sunrise and dawn patrol to nearby breaks of Punta Roca
  • El Zonte or K59 for an early morning session depending on swell and weather conditions
  • Hotel pickup/drop off.
  • Half day tour (aprox. 6 hours) in private vehicle for each group with bilingual surfer guide.

Surf Lessons

  • Conceptual Class
  • Pool Paddling
  • Sand Exercises
  • Surfing Session (1 hour lesson)
  • Includes Surfboard & Leash.

Coffee Tour

Visit the enchanting Finca El Carmen so you can learn all about coffee shrubs, growing, production and agro-forestry.

 

Finca El Carmen produces special High Altitude Gourmet coffee, being located at 4,000 to 5,700 feet altitude.

 

At El Carmen coffee mill, you will learn to describe each stage of the coffee production and explain how the “cherry” coffee bean is transformed into a “green” coffee for export to world-renowned companies like Starbucks and Holiday Inn.

 

Afterwards, we head to Ataco, a nice mountain town, to have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Duration: 6 hours

Mayan Ruins

Our tour starts at Joya de Ceren which was declared world heritage by UNESCO in 1993 for being the only location in the whole Mayan culture where you can appreciate the day to day living styles of the popular pre-Columbian inhabitants.

 

Than we take of to one of El Salvador’s Mayan ruins, San Andres which was inhabited by Maya between AD 600 and 900. There is nice small museum on site.

 

We go back by the road going over the volcano of San Salvador (Quezaltepeque), we have lunch a Cafe Miranda (coffee plantation) and at last we visit El Boqueron, a volcanic crater of 45 meters high.

 

Duration: 7 hours

Ruta de Las Flores

This route trough several towns in the mountain has been named for the abundant wildflowers growing everywhere.

 

We start in Nahuizalco, an indigenous Pipil town; sometimes you still see some traditional clothing.

 

We visit a craft studio for wooden furniture made by local artists.

 

We will continue to Juayua, in the weekend you will visit the famous gastronomic foodfair, during the week we hike to Chorros de Calera, series of impressive waterfalls.

 

We will have lunch at Santa Leticia. The last village we visit is Ataco, which produces colorful textiles.

Suchitoto / Ilobasco

On our way to Suchitoto we stop at Ilobasco, well known for it ceramics. Several shops have some amazing ceramic arts to bring home.

 

Suchitoto is about 47 km north of San Salvador, full colonial buildings like the church on the main plaza, and cobblestone streets.

 

You can check out several local art galleries during our tour trough the town. We will have lunch with a nice view over the lake.

 

After lunch we will go for a boat trip on the lake to the Isla de los Pájaros (Bird Island) where varieties of migratory birds can be observed.

Perquin

Perquin was headquarters of the guerrillas named FMLN during the war.

 

You still find remaining like bunkers and bomb craters of the fascinating and traumatic history.

 

We will visit the museum of the Revolution, simple overview by photos, posters and weapons of the civil war.

 

On the way we pass the historic war site of El Mozote. We will have lunch at Perquin Lenca, a mountain village lodge.

 

We will drive up to Rio Sapo, country’s cleanest river for a swim.

Horseback riding

Portezuelo’s Cloud Forest lets you enter the heights of Cerro Cuyanunzul.

 

The Cloud Forest always feels fresh and exuberant. Its vegetation is usually made up of wild orquids, and evergreen trees.

 

We offer tours that take you to the peak of Cerro Cuyanunsul through the cloud forest, which lasts between 2 to 2 .5 hours.

 

The horse caretaker will always ride with the group as he knows all of the horses extremely well.

 

We will have lunch in Juayua at one of the typical restaurants.

 

Duration: 6 hours

Canopy Boqueron

Experience a marvelous sensation of flying through the skies trough the coffee plantation on the volcano of El Boquerón.

 

In a tour you will go over more than 2000 meters of cable and go through 14 platforms suspended in the tree tops with heights between 10 and 150 meters over the ground, this will give a doses of adventure and adrenaline!

 

After the canopy we will take you to the crater of El Boqueron on the highest point of the volcano.

 

Duration: 4 hours

Hiking Imposible National Park

El Imposible National Park is a tropical mountain forest and has an extraordinary variety of plants and animal life. We start in the mountain town of TacubaThere are several tours you can take depending on your abilities:

 

  • El Puente del Imposible: A hike in the middle of the park, to a bridge with spectacular views (5h)
  • Hasta La luna : An unforgettable journey into the heart of Imposible, truly untouristed and off-the-beaten-track, and swim in a river and its many cascades (6h)
  • San Miguelito : Visit the Ruta del Cerro Leon, the farm and museum of SALVANATURA of San Miguelito and the Anganches Rivers (6h)

 

Duration: 9 hours

Volcano climbing Izalco o Santa Ana

Cerro Verde National Park is an old volcano surrounded by the still smoking volcanoes Izalco and Santa Ana. We start at 11 o clock going up one of the volcanoes with a local guide. It takes about 4 hours to go up and down again.

 

The park is also a bird sanctuary including emerald tucanets, jays, woodpeckers, motmots and 17 species of hummingbirds. You need good steady shoes for this tour!

 

Duration: 7 hours

El Salvador City Tour

Our city tour takes you to you the Historic Center with Iglesia el Rosario, Palacio Nacional, Teatro Nacional, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the remains of Monsignor Romero rest.

 

From here we visit the Antropology Museum David J. Guzman with most archeological finds displayed and gives a good idea of El Salvadors history.

 

From here we go to a little hand craft market. Than we go up to Los Planes de Renderos with a spectacular view of San Salvador. Try the local dish ‘Pupusas’ as they are the best ones!

 

Duration: 5 hours

Santa Ana City Tour

We visit El Salvador’s second largest city.

 

Santa Ana’s architecture is unmatched anywhere else in the country with highlights like the Santa Ana’s Neo- Gothic Cathedral, the Theater and the Palacio Municipal.

 

We walk around to see the colonials houses around 4a C between 6a and 10a Av. We have lunch restaurant Alantigua, the restaurant is located in a restored house dating back to the late 1800s.

 

Duration: 5 hours

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Our country is internationally remembered for it long lasting civil war and considered by many a “dangerous place to go”. El Salvador has been at peace and democracy since 1992 and has slowly become a great destination ever since.

 

Its main attractions are: surfing, cloud forests, volcanoes, eco-tourism and its people.

 

It is difficult to understand El Salvador before you go there. All you ever see on the international news is: a long war, gangs, violence, etc. But once your there, you get to see the real El Salvador, the broad green valleys, the black-sand beaches, the majestic volcanoes and its people.

 

El Salvador now welcomes travelers from all over the world to share unforgettable moments. Salvadorians are full of smiles and warm hearts, we are sure you´ll enjoy the local vibe of the place.

 

We are certain that you will enjoy eating fresh seafood every day literally caught right in front of the restaurants. Be sure to try Ceviche, Mariscada, Shrimp, Calamari, Oysters and whole fish fried and stuffed with shrimp, onions and garlic.

 

Also, you can´t leave without trying out our famous and delicious Pupusas (fresh corn tortillas stuffed with beans, cheese, meat or loroco) served with pickled vegetables and tomato sauce.

 

PLAYA EL TUNCO

El Salvador’s classic surf town. Having 3 breaks and a nice chill vibe, it has become a must visit in any complete surf trip to El Salvador.

 

El Tunco is now a genuine surf town offering great waves, year-round sun, good food, fun nightlife and nice people all around.

 

It is surrounded by mountains with breathtaking views. It has a surfer atmosphere, a peaceful tranquility and a lush tropical setting as the dominant tones. Extraordinary sunsets are the perfect ending for every day of your stay

 

Waves for every skill level, from beginner to advanced. Also ocean view and laid back restaurants and bars offer a unique nightlife in Central America where beautiful sunsets fusion into a magical combination.

 

All breaks perform on different tide stages and sizes, so wind direction is the primary determination factor on sessions

 

EL TUNCO SURF BREAKS

  • Sunzal (right pointbreak)
  • La Bocana (left and right rivermouth)
  • La Bocanita (beachbreak)

 

Playa El Tunco meaning “the pig” is named for the rock in ocean

 

LA LIBERTAD

El Salvador’s classic surf destination is still and always will be La Libertad. Also known as the balsam coast, it is blessed with several solid right hand pointbreaks along a mere 20 mile stretch.

 

La Libertad’s classic A card is Punta Roca, a fast perfect point break with barreling sections and long walls, certainly and without doubt, considered one of the best waves in Latin America.

 

La Libertad means freedom in Spanish and it is El Salvador’s heart of surfing with El Tunco growing as a genuine surf town. This area offers numerous breaks and diversity.

Getting Here

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?

The closest airport to Eco del Mar is Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport

It is located apron 50 minutes from the hotel.

 

HOW CAN YOU REACH THE ACCOMMODATION? 

By Private Airport Transfer, Taxi  or by Bus

We recommend Private Airport Transfer for security reasons.

 

CAN WE PROVIDE TRANSFERS?

Yes, transfers can be set at any time, any day.

PRICES & PACKAGES

ACCOMMODATION

DOUBLE ROOM with A/C – $34 per person

TRIPLE SHARED ROOM – $14 per bed

QUAD SHARED ROOM- $14 per bed

SURF, ADVENTURE AND CULTURAL TOURS:

La Libertad Package with Breakfast (5 Days & 4 Nights)

Surf Sunzal, La Bocana, Punta Roca, El Zonte and K59

 

Including:

  • Airport pick up & drop off transfers.
  • 3 half day tours in private vehicle with bilingual surfer guide in La Libertad
  • Breakfast from our restaurant
  • 1 sight seeing tour to Mayan temples
  • City tour or volcano tour.

 

$500

$345

$265

$235

$210

$185

$160

$140

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$500

$690

$795

$940

$1050

$1110

$1120

$1120

 

La Libertad Package with 3 full meals (5 Days & 4 Nights)

Surf Sunzal, La Bocana, Punta Roca, El Zonte, K59 and Mizata

 

Including:

Airport pick up & drop off transfers.

3 half day tours in private vehicle with bilingual surfer guide

3 full meals per day from our restaurant

1 sight seeing tour to Mayan temples

City tour or volcano tour.

 

$600

$475

$385

$335

$300

$255

$225

$200

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$600

$950

$1155

$1340

$1500

$1530

$1575

$1600

 

Atlakamani Wild East Package with 3 full meals (5 Days & 4 Nights)

Surf Las Flores and Punta Mango

 

Including:

  • 4 nights of air conditioned room at Atlakamani Hotel
  • Pool
  • Cable TV
  • Walking distance of Las Flores break
  • Airport pick up & drop off transfers.
  • 4 boat trips to Punta Mango
  • 3 full meals per day
  • Bilingual surfer guide

 

$1200

$685

$695

$615

$600

$575

$550

$525

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$1200

$1370 

$2085

$2460

$3000

$3450

$3850

$4200

 

*NOTE: THIS TOUR INCLUDES HOTEL, IT IS A DIFFERENT HOTEL

Half Day Surf Tour

Surf any break in La Libertad Area

 

Including:

  • Wake up at Eco del Mar before sunrise and dawn patrol to nearby breaks of Punta Roca
  • El Zonte or K59 for an early morning session depending on swell and weather conditions
  • Hotel pickup/drop off.
  • Half day tour (aprox. 6 hours) in private vehicle for each group with bilingual surfer guide.

 

$35

$30

$25

$20

$20

$20

$20

$20

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$35

$60

$75

$80

$100

$120

$140

$160

Surf Lessons

  • Conceptual Class
  • Pool Paddling
  • Sand Exercises
  • Surfing Session (1 hour lesson)
  • Includes Surfboard & Leash.

 

$25

$25

$25

$25

$20

$20

$20

$20

1 Lesson

2 Lesson

3 Lesson

4 Lesson

5 Lesson

6 Lesson

7 Lesson

8 Lesson

$25

$50

$75

$100

$100

$120

$140

$160

Coffee Tour

Visit the enchanting Finca El Carmen so you can learn all about coffee shrubs, growing, production and agro-forestry. Finca El Carmen produces special High Altitude Gourmet coffee, being located at 4,000 to 5,700 feet altitude. At El Carmen coffee mill, you will learn to describe each stage of the coffee production and explain how the “cherry” coffee bean is transformed into a “green” coffee for export to world-renowned companies like Starbucks and Holiday Inn. Afterwards, we head to Ataco, a nice mountain town, to have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

 

$130

$100

$75

$60

$55

$45

$40

$35

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$130

$200

$225

$240

$275

$270

$280

$280

Duration: 6 hours

Mayan Ruins

Our tour starts at Joya de Ceren which was declared world heritage by UNESCO in 1993 for being the only location in the whole Mayan culture where you can appreciate the day to day living styles of the popular pre-Columbian inhabitants. Than we take of to one of El Salvador’s Mayan ruins, San Andres which was inhabited by Maya between AD 600 and 900. There is nice small museum on site. We go back by the road going over the volcano of San Salvador (Quezaltepeque), we have lunch a Cafe Miranda (coffee plantation) and at last we visit El Boqueron, a volcanic crater of 45 meters high.

 

$100

$80

$65

$55

$50

$45

$40

$35

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$100

$160

$195

$221

$250

$270

$280

$280

Duration: 7 hours

Ruta de Las Flores

This route trough several towns in the mountain has been named for the abundant wildflowers growing everywhere. We start in Nahuizalco, an indigenous Pipil town; sometimes you still see some traditional clothing. We visit a craft studio for wooden furniture made by local artists. We will continue to Juayua, in the weekend you will visit the famous gastronomic foodfair, during the week we hike to Chorros de Calera, series of impressive waterfalls. We will have lunch at Santa Leticia. The last village we visit is Ataco, which produces colorful textiles.

 

$125

$95

$75

$65

$55

$50

$45

$40

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$125

$190

$225

$260

$275

$300

$315

$320

Suchitoto / Ilobasco

On our way to Suchitoto we stop at Ilobasco, well known for it ceramics. Several shops have some amazing ceramic arts to bring home. Suchitoto is about 47 km north of San Salvador, full colonial buildings like the church on the main plaza, and cobblestone streets. You can check out several local art galleries during our tour trough the town. We will have lunch with a nice view over the lake. After lunch we will go for a boat trip on the lake to the Isla de los Pájaros (Bird Island) where varieties of migratory birds can be observed.

 

$125

$95

$75

$65

$55

$50

$45

$40

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$125

$189

$225

$260

$275

$300

$315

$320

Perquin

Perquin was headquarters of the guerrillas named FMLN during the war. You still find remaining like bunkers and bomb craters of the fascinating and traumatic history. We will visit the museum of the Revolution, simple overview by photos, posters and weapons of the civil war. On the way we pass the historic war site of El Mozote. We will have lunch at Perquin Lenca, a mountain village lodge. We will drive up to Rio Sapo, country’s cleanest river for a swim

 

$125

$95

$75

$65

$55

$50

$45

$40

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$125

$189

$225

$260

$275

$300

$315

$320

Horseback riding

Portezuelo’s Cloud Forest lets you enter the heights of Cerro Cuyanunzul. The Cloud Forest always feels fresh and exuberant. Its vegetation is usually made up of wild orquids, and evergreen trees. We offer tours that take you to the peak of Cerro Cuyanunsul through the cloud forest, which lasts between 2 to 2 .5 hours. The horse caretaker will always ride with the group as he knows all of the horses extremely well. We will have lunch in Juayua at one of the typical restaurants.

 

$150

$125

$105

$95

$80

$70

$60

$50

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$150

$250

$315

$378

$400

$420

$420

$400

Duration: 6 hours

Canopy Boqueron

Experience a marvelous sensation of flying through the skies trough the coffee plantation on the volcano of El Boquerón. In a tour you will go over more than 2000 meters of cable and go through 14 platforms suspended in the tree tops with heights between 10 and 150 meters over the ground, this will give a doses of adventure and adrenaline! After the canopy we will take you to the crater of El Boqueron on the highest point of the volcano

 

$125

$100

$90

$85

$80

$70

$60

$50

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$125

$200

$270

$340

$400

$420

$420

$400

Duration: 4 hours

Hiking Imposible National Park

El Imposible National Park is a tropical mountain forest and has an extraordinary variety of plants and animal life. We start in the mountain town of Tacuba. There are several tours you can take depending on your abilities. El Puente del Imposible: A hike in the middle of the park, to a bridge with spectacular views (5h) Hasta La luna : An unforgettable journey into the heart of Imposible, truly untouristed and off-the-beaten-track, and swim in a river and its many cascades (6h) Or to San Miguelito : Visit the Ruta del Cerro Leon, the farm and museum of SALVANATURA of San Miguelito and the Anganches Rivers (6h)

 

$125

$100

$80

$70

$60

$65

$60

$55

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$125

$200

$240

$280

$300

$390

$420

$440

Duration: 9 hours

Volcano climbing Izalco o Santa Ana

Cerro Verde National Park is an old volcano surrounded by the still smoking volcanoes Izalco and Santa Ana. We start at 11 o clock going up one of the volcanoes with a local guide. It takes about 4 hours to go up and down again. The park is also a bird sanctuary including emerald tucanets, jays, woodpeckers, motmots and 17 species of hummingbirds. You need good steady shoes for this tour!

 

$125

$95

$75

$65

$55

$50

$45

$40

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$125

$190

$225

$260

$275

$300

$315

$320

Duration: 7 hours

El Salvador City Tour

Our city tour takes you to you the Historic Center with Iglesia el Rosario, Palacio Nacional, Teatro Nacional, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the remains of Monsignor Romero rest. From here we visit the Antropology Museum David J. Guzman with most archeological finds displayed and gives a good idea of El Salvadors history. From here we go to a little hand craft market. Than we go up to Los Planes de Renderos with a spectacular view of San Salvador. Try the local dish ‘Pupusas’ as they are the best ones!

 

$135

$85

$70

$60

$55

$50

$45

$40

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$135

$170

$210

$240

$275

$300

$315

$320

Duration: 5 hours

Santa Ana City Tour

We visit El Salvador’s second largest city. Santa Ana’s architecture is unmatched anywhere else in the country with highlights like the Santa Ana’s Neo- Gothic Cathedral, the Theater and the Palacio Municipal. We walk around to see the colonials houses around 4a C between 6a and 10a Av. We have lunch restaurant Alantigua, the restaurant is located in a restored house dating back to the late 1800s.

 

$125

$95

$75

$65

$55

$50

$45

$40

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

7 PAX

8 PAX

$125

$189

$225

$260

$275

$300

$315

$320

Duration: 5 hours

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

ROUNDTRIP

One Person $70 per person
Two Persons $40 per person (total $80)
Three Persons $35 per person (total $105)
Four Persons $30 per person (total$ 120)

ONE AWAY

One Person $40 per person
Two Persons $25 per person (total $50)
Three Persons $20 per person (total $60)
Four Persons $15 per person (total $60) 

 

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