Beaches in La Union
The Icacal, Playas Negras, Maculís, The Flower and The Tamarindo
The province of La Unión has many options for those looking for low populated and beautiful beaches.
As part of Sun and Beach Route in eastern El Salvador, El Icacal offers a pristine beach with practically no tourism infrastructure available, however this is an excellent option for those who like sports activities like soccer, volleyball, jogging or camping on the beach.
Nearby is Las Tunas, The Maculis, Playas Negras, El Tamarindo and El Flor all of them with black sands and interesting rock formations where you will find numerous natural pools to enjoy a refreshing swim in the ocean.
Among the attractions at Maculís Beach is buying fresh seafood from the Collection Center at the association “Acopacífico RL” where they offer curvina, snappers, grouper and the so-called “Yellow Tail” at US$ 1.50 per pound and onwards.
If you continue along the road, Playa El Tamarindo offers incredible views of the Pacific Coast. This site is very popular with local fishermen who offer boat tours to the islands of the Gulf of Fonseca.
Visit the eastern corner of El Salvador and you will be impressed.
Where to eat:
You’ll find small “comedores” (basic restaurants) that offer seafood dishes and other options at low prices, from US$ 2.50 to US$ 5.00. We recommend for you to take ample drinks and snacks, since the area is isolated and there are few stores.
Where to stay:
El Icacal Beach esplanade is a BROAD, ideal for camping right on the beach. For peace of mind and security, you can request POLITUR (National Police Tourism) escort at the cost. Simply ask for this service one week in advance. We suggest checking the procedure by calling them prior your visit.
In the nearby beaches, 2 kilometers from Playa Las Tunas, there is hotel service and a couple of small hostels that offer accommodation at affordable prices.
How to get there:
If you are traveling from San Salvador, drive along the Coastal Highway (CA-2) going east. After Usulután, find the diversion to “The Rave” where you must turn right. Then you will find the diversion to “El Cuco”, and to “Intipucá”, finally the one leading to “El Tamarindo” where you must turn right. At the end of this road you will find Playa Las Tunas.
Bus routes available:
- From San Salvador: Route 301 boarding at the East Terminal, ticket US$ 3.00. This bus will take you to San Miguel.
- In San Miguel: Route 383 bound for El Tamarindo, The Union. Ticket cost US$ 1.00 to US$2.00
To request escort service from POLITUR agents please call: (503) 2511-8300 or (503) 2511-8302 Monday to Friday (business hours) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
There is no charge for this service, except for food expenses of the agents assigned.
NOTE: If you require escort service, please specify if you will provide accommodation for the POLITUR agents. Otherwise, the officers will take their camping gear and provide security without any problems.
- POLITUR agents are fully equipped to travel on all weather conditions and terrains (recall, vertical rescue team), or water situations (jet skis and diving), among others.
- Website: http://www.politurelsalvador.com
• El Icacal Beach
Elevation 45 feet
N 13 ° 09,942 ‘
In 88 ° 01,094 ‘
• Las Tunas Beach
Elevation 75 feet
N 13 ° 09,565 ‘
In 87 ° 58,307 ‘
• Playas Negras
Elevation 27 feet
N 13 ° 09,588 ‘
In 87 ° 56,107 ‘
• El Tamarindo Beach
Elevation 75 feet
N 13 ° 09,683 ‘
In 87 ° 57,389 ‘
• El Flor Beach
Elevation 58 feet
N 13 ° 09,723 ‘
In 87 ° 56,659 ‘
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