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BEACH DAY AT EL TUNCO OR COSTA DEL SOL

Set on the slopes of Cordillera del Bálsamo La Libertad beaches is a series of dark volcanic sand coastline with great views, surfing, gastronomy and laid back atmosphere where life a beach!

Watch the traditional fishermen as they arrive with the catch of the day at the peer and visit their colorful fish market at El Muelle de La Libertad. Take a walk at El Malecón del Puerto. Taste the seafood specialties with a cold coconut as you hear the waves crashing or ride them at El Tunco beach. Or just take a sunbath and swim the warm Pacific Ocean waters watching the pelicans flying nearby at El Sunzal.

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SURFING IN EL TUNCO, EL SUNZAL AND EL ZONTE

For decades La Libertad beaches were a well kept secret among surfers around the world. Nowadays this series of small black-sanded volcanic beaches are popular but great spots for surfers and beach lovers alike.
Some of the most popular surfing destinations here are on a short distance one another.
Spots such as El Sunzal and El Tunco are excellent for any level of experience. Here you can get a surfboard or lessons from a local expert.
There are many restaurants in the area if you’d like to enjoy some snack, a meal or drinks (not included).
Visit to other surfing spots such as Punta Roca, El Zonte or Mizata available upon request.
Tour includes use of surfboard or one hour of surfing instructor.

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JIQUILISCO BAY AND ESTUARY, RAMSAR WETLAND

Jiquilisco Bay is one of the richest marine eco-systems throughout Central America: the mangroves. This is a system of canals and islands where the “mangle” grows and play its role on the wetlands. Habitat for crocodiles, migratory and resident marine birds, crustaceans, turtles and even spider monkeys, this Protected Area is one of the natural jewels of El Salvador.
The largest mangrove system in the country and RAMSAR site. Here you can explore the canals on a kayak or motorboat watching traditional fishermen, birds or an occasional crocodile. Visit Punta San Juan, a peninsula where the estuary meets the ocean and one of the most secluded beaches. Or visit La Pirraya, a community of fishermen that happens to be one of the best Beach Soccer teams in the world.

Do not want to miss the spider monkeys sanctuary or the cacao fields, base of some of the finest chocolates in the world (boat ride not included).

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GULF OF FONSECA

With an area of about 3,200 Km² the Gulf of Fonseca is shared by Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
The group of volcanic islands in the Gulf is a fun trip. If you like the Ocean, sand, sun, boat rides, tranquility and nature. With views to deserted sandy beaches (some we’ll visit), sharp cliffs with caves formed by old lava ducts.
We take a boat at La Unión and ride among the islands. With a little luck we’ll able to watch some marine wildlife such as sea turtles or humpback whales. Watch the always present traditional fishermen on their boats.

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TAMANIQUE WATERFALLS

Las Cascadas de Tamanique is a series of waterfalls along El Sunzal river, up in El Bálsamo mountain range. This waterfalls go from few meters to more than forty meters high.
It is a short walk from Tamanique village through cornfields and forest to reach the river and the first pond. Besides here you can jump into the cool waters before the next one with more than 20 meters high.
If you’re brave enough (and conditions allow it) you can reach the highest of them all after a challenging hike (and climb) in the gore.
You can check details of the walk here
Don’t forget your swim suit and towel.

BEACH DAY AT EL TUNCO OR EL ZONTE

Enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean waters at El Tunco or El Zonte. Walk the black-sanded volcanic beaches and spend your time tasting the local cuisine and the freshest seafood. Or ride the waves at some of the best beaches in the world for surfing. We can also make a stop at the colorful and busy fish market of El Puerto.

Distance from airport (one way): 50 Km.

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