El Zonte Beach
This is a well-known beach for surfing; it has often served as location spot for national and international surfing contests. Located at kilometer 53 on the Coastal Highway, department of the Libertad, this beach has a wide selection of hostels, restaurants, camping areas and even a surf school.
El Zonte has a bohemian atmosphere and its rocky beaches area perfect for relaxing.
Where to eat:
El Zonte offers a wide range of restaurants, dining and bars to satisfy different budgets. Prices vary, from $ 0.50 to $ 2.50 (beverages) and from $ 5 to $ 10 (dishes).
Where to stay:
This beach offers several options for short term or long term stay. Most visitors stay in hostels or camp just in front of the beach. In addition, most of these accommodations have surf schools (with rates from $ 20 for class) and tour services to destinations in different parts of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
For camping gear, you can negotiate the rent of the equipment with locals, prices ranging from US$ 5.00
to US$40.00 depending on your needs.
How to get there:
El Zonte is located at kilometer 53 on the Coastal Highway. If travelling by car, access is paved.
Bus routes available:
Take bus number “192″ (US$ 0.75) that goes from Puerto de La Libertad to the beach La Perla, ask the driver to stop at “El Zonte.” You will not have to walk that far, access is immediate.
El Zonte enjoys a variety of daytime and nighttime activities, from tours around the country to festivals, sport events and batucadas (brazilian inspired samba bands).
Visit this beach this for a relaxing experience.
Further information about surf lessons: www.elsalvador.travel/aprende-surf-en-la-libertad/
Elevation: 33 feet
N: 13 ° 29,675 ‘
WHERE: 89 ° 26,349 ‘
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