Puerto de la Libertad Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (3)
- Puerto de la LibertadFirst to ReviewFeb 20, 2014
If you like to surf, you gotta head to El Salvador's coast--it has some of the best surfing waves in Central America, and some say, the world. It has dozens of named breaks along its 300 km coast; the best, and most famous, is Punta Roca which is fast and strong and seems to go on forever. It's located just off of La Libertad's beach. This town is kind of on the seedy side; if you're going to be here awhile, consider staying in the nearby surfing community of Playa El Tunco instead.
- Puerto de la LibertadOct 30, 2012
Super chill vacation spot for surfers and sun bathers. Good food all around, friendly people. A little hard to get around if you don't speak Spanish or not willing to be daring. We hitched a ride from a pickup truck, the driver told us all about this great hostel in El Tunco called Firewood Hostel -- basically sold us on -- only to find out that it was his hostel. Didn't really mind but it definitely wasn't as great as he said it was. Surfboard rentals are relatively limited around the area and bargaining is a must. The buses which run up and down the coast to different beaches don't come too often so if you miss it you will have to wait. It's an awesome spot in Central America however more geared to young backpackers. While the scenery is great and sunsets amazing, I probably wouldn't suggest bringing your spouse or significant other. Stick to an adventure themed trip with your crazy backpacking surfer friends and enjoy the lush chaos of El Salvador's west coast.
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