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La Sombra Surf Hostel / Playa El Tunco 


Discover the best of El Salvador and surfworld classwaves

The Republic of El Salvador is located in Central America, bordered by Guatemala to the West, Honduras to the North, Nicaragua to the East, and the Pacific Ocean to the South. The topography consist in lush mountain ranges, volcanoes, lakes, farmlands and a narrow coastal belt featuring some of the most beautiful beaches and right hand point breaks in the world.

The thought of El Salvador for many people conjures thoughts of civil war, political strife, poverty and danger; however much has changed over the past 21 years, peace was signed in 1992, starting a new era of democracy and stability. El Salvador now offers an entirely new experience to the surf traveller.

El Salvador has two seasons; the rainy season moths from May through October see the largest and most consistent swells with average wave height in the head high range, and larger 8' to 12' swells coming through fairly consistently. The Dry season of November trough April typically sees offshore winds, sunny skies, and consistent surf in the waist to head high range. Less frequent than in the wet season large swells do roll through this time of the year.

El Salvador invites you to enjoy of its waves with water temperatures around 80 to 85 degrees year round. Even though El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, with only 320 km. of coast line in the Pacific Ocean, it offers an incredible number of right point breaks. Most of them have cobblestone bottom like the World Class Punta Roca, Punta El Sunzal or Punta Mango.

About La Sombra Surf Hostel


Our accommodation is perfect for budget travellers and backpackers, rustic tropical  beach Surf Hostel, swimming pool, 24 hours security, Come and share the experience of Playa El Tunco with us.

Within just a few minutes walk you can enjoy the beach with 4 surf spots, Restaurants, Bars, ATM, Laundry and Mini markets.

You will really enjoy your stay!!

+ Surf Breaks Around La Sombra Surf Hostel

La Bocana

Location: Playa El tunco, La Sombra Hostel Back yard, walking distance
Best Tide: Mid to High
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom: Rocks and Sand

El Sunzal
Location: Walking distance from La Sombra Hostel.
Best Tide: Low to Mid
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Bottom: Rock

Punta Roca
Location: 5 Minute Drive or Bus Ride from La Sombra Hostel
Wave Description: It is El Salvadorīs best wave.
Best Tide: Mid to High
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom: Rock

K59 & K61
Location: 15 Minute Drive or Bus Ride from La Sombra Hostel. West of Sunzal.
Best Tide: Low and mid
Level: Intermediate to Experienced
Bottom: Rock

El Zonte
Location: 10 Minute Drive or Bus Ride from La Sombra Hostel, going west
Best Tide: Mid and High
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Bottom: Rock





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