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Surfers from around the world are just starting to discover the full surf potential of this beautiful tropical country. World-class right point breaks, hollow beach breaks, and challenging river mouths, El Salvador has it all. At Boca Olas in Playa El Tunco, the experienced surf guides are here to introduce you to the best waves that El Salvador has to offer. Come discover why Boca Olas is the new standard of excellence for beach hotels in El Tunco!
Boca Olas is the new standard of excellence for beach hotels in El Tunco. With an attentive focus on luxury and tranquility, the hotel is the obvious choice for those seeking amenities, high service standards, and a secure serene location in El Tunco. The beautifully designed 22-room boutique hotel sits on the Rio Grande as it stretches to the Pacific Ocean.
All of Boca Olas contemporary villas and deluxe waterfront junior suites host ocean views of the La Bocana surf break which is just a short 150-yard walk from the hotel. Each of six modern villas is fully equipped with a kitchen, spacious living room, separate bedroom, closet with safe, and terrace with patio furniture. Everything you need for your well-deserved beach vacation in El Salvador.
Whatever your preference for entertainment the hotel concierge is at hand to help arrange all aspects of your El Salvador beach vacation. Boca Olas is built with an acute eye for detail to ensure the complete comfort of the guests. The kind of which that has never been available in El Tunco before.
If you are a lifelong charger or just a beginner, Boca Olas can design a guided surf package that takes your specific needs into consideration. There is a wide variety of waves in close proximity of the hotel just waiting to be surfed. With some of the most consistent surf in Central America and some of the highest quality accommodations available, Boca Olas in El Tunco is the obvious choice for the discerning surf traveler.
Playa El Tunco on El Salvador’s La Libertad coast welcomes you. The charming little beach community has long been a favorite destination of world traveling surfers seeking consistent high-quality waves. However, there is so much more than just great surf here. El Tunco is host to a varied assortment of restaurants, shops, and bars all within walking distance of the hotel. Boca Olas is 40 minutes from the international airport and 40 minutes to the capital, San Salvador.
El Salvador is the land of right-hand point breaks. Boasting eight months of consistent swell (March-October), and a myriad of uncrowded waves has quickly gained popularity with the surf travelers of the world. Here Boca Olas offers you a brief overview of the country's better-known waves.
Punta Roca, the crown jewel of El Salvador's right-hand point breaks, is a world-class wave was called a warm water Jeffery's Bay by many of the competitors of the recent ASP six-star reef pro El Salvador. Barrels, big open faces, air sections, and right from the drop all the speed you can handle. This rock bottom point break works on all tides but you pay to play at low tide.
Hot rocks, slippery rocks, and barnacle-encrusted rocks in that order greet you upon entering the water at a low tide. Those who chose to surf the midday session are usually rewarded with an uncrowded lineup. Respect for the locals is returned in kind. This is a spot for experienced surfers only. No surf trip to El Salvador is complete without a session at what is considered one of the best waves in Central America, Punta Roca!
La Bocana, one of few lefts to be found in the country, is located right in front of Boca Olas in Playa El Tunco. This sand and rock bottom river mouth peak provides both right and left-handers. Bocana has many moods depending on the swell direction and generally is larger than the waves outside of El Tunco. The wave works on all tides but has the most punch on an incoming tide.
This wave is recommended for more experienced surfers. Bocana will max out on the bigger swells but is a great option on the small to medium sized days. Rarely crowded on the weekdays but weekend mornings packed with the cities weekend warriors.
La Bocanita which is located just to the west of Bocana can be a fun punchy beach break but tends to be the most fickle of all the waves in Playa El Tunco. It works best with a shorter interval swell and on a higher tide. When Bocanita is working, however, it offers barrels and air sections in the form of right and left-hand peaks. This is a favorite with the afternoons' local surfers. Bocanita is the best option for seeing some of El Salvador's most talented surfers do their thing up close because of how close the waves break to the shore.
El Sunzal is El Tunco's right-hand point. This wave caters to surfers of all experience levels. It is the unique place where you can see pros sharing waves with novice surfers. It is a long slopey wave perfect for perfecting your cutback. Big open faces are the norm here. However, because of the diversity of the demographic surfers in its waves, El Sunzal tends to be on the crowded side. Be careful on big days because El Sunzal can be deceptively inviting. A great wave for long-boarders and short-boarders alike.
El Zonte is another Salvadorian right-hand point located in a quaint little beach community that shares the same name. This point tends to be most fun on smaller days. This small little cove and point will generally max out at a few feet over head. This is a playful wave with many workable sections that normally is uncrowded.
El Zonte is tailormade for expression sessions. For proof, look no further than the talented bodyboarders that call El Zonte home and utilize this wave to its fullest potential. Friendly locals, mellow Central American beach town vibe and fun waves. What are you waiting for?
K-59 is one of the most picturesque of all the spots on this list. Located 59 kilometers west of El Tunco, it is just a short 15-minute drive from Boca Olas. This enjoyable right hand point break is situated in front of a tall beautiful cliff face and when seen from the water makes one feel as if you are truly away from it all.
The wave is a rippable gem that serves up long breaking shoulders, a lip that offers ample opportunity for practicing maneuvers and the occasional tube ride. K-59 works on all tides and is best in the head to four feet overhead range. Make sure to check this location off your list of spots surfed.
Mizata is the hidden jewel of all the surf spots in El Salvador. It has a surfable wave close to 330 days a year. It is a safe spot with friendly local surfers. It doesn't get much more uncrowded anywhere. Mizata is a sand and rock bottom set up with a right-hand point and a left beach break. Mizata is located a half an hour out of El Tunco but is well worth the time and effort to surf if you like uncrowded barrels. Works on all tides and maxes out at eight feet.
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