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el salvador surf tour

El Salvador Sun, Sand and Surf

Price: $240.00 USD p/person

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El Zonte has long been known as one of the most famous beaches in Central America for surfing since it provides the perfect surf for beginners, pros, and everyone in between. Here you can meet travelers from all over the world, learn to surf, perfect your technique and soak in the El Salvadorian sun with cold drinks and delicious meals. Quality transportation, safe accommodation, and bilingual surf instructors make your vacation all the more enjoyable. Not to mention you will enjoy the added comfort and safety of a 24/7 Guinness Tour Leader to ensure the experience of a lifetime.


Day 1: Antigua to El Salvador
Day 2: El Salvador
Day 3: El Salvador to Antigua

Day 1: Antigua to El Salvador

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am to begin our four-hour drive towards the Pacific coast of El Salvador, which provides us with beautiful views of the ocean during the last leg of the trip. After we arrive at the hotel, we will check-in and order lunch from the restaurant. Spend the rest of the afternoon poolside, lounge in a hammock, or swim in the ocean waves. If you like, grab a surfboard from the hotel and hit one of the three local breaks.

Day 2: Sun, Sand, and Surf!

Begin your day whenever you like, just make sure to hit the water. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned surfer, we can find the right break for you near El Zonte. Lessons are customized depending on your ability and your bilingual instructor will teach at your pace (see below for more details on lessons). If surfing is not your thing, no problem! There is plenty of sun and sand to enjoy in El Zonte. We are also able to help you arrange local tours around El Salvador if you’d like to get away from the beach.

Surf Info:
Beginners: We will provide you with everything you need: surfboard, leash, rash guard, etc. The instructors are bilingual, ISA certified, and will provide you with one hour of personalized lessons each day. Intermediate: We will provide you with the proper board and determine if you need an instructor to help you improve your technique in the water. Instructors will tell you surfing techniques like how to read the waves and when you need to start paddling. Depending on the tides, you can have two to three sessions a day. Advanced: We will provide you with the board as well as information about the swell, tides and break points. You can surf in El Zonte and El Sunzal. The waves in El Zonte come from the right and break at the tip and El Sunzal is a classic right point break with long lines.

Day 3: Surf and return to Antigua

On the last day it will depend on the tide whether or not you will have one or two chances to surf before heading home. After one last delicious lunch, we will leave for Antigua at 2:00pm and arrive around 6:00pm.

What is included in the price?

  • Accommodation (per person based on double occupancy)
  • Private transportation
  • Private surf instructors (English/Spanish)
  • 2 hours of surf lessons
  • Surf Board
  • Surfboard rental
  • Leash
  • All gratuities

What is not included?

  • Meals
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Travel insurance

How much money do I need?

On average you will spend around $3-10 USD for each meal including drinks. El Salvador only accepts US currency, so it is best to bring US Dollars and/or an ATM card to withdrawal US Dollars from an ATM.

Capacity requirement?

All tours require a four person minimum at the listed price. Please contact us for more information regarding larger or smaller private tours.

What do I need to bring for my trip?

  • Sun block
  • Swim suit
  • Day pack
  • Bug repellant
  • If you are bringing your surfboard, please let us know so that we are able to plan accordingly.