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Topic: Great Country - Lots of Surf

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replies: 83

By:

Ian

Posted in

El Salvador El Salvador

 

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« on: May 02 2005 00:05:00 »

I'll be in El Sal for 2 weeks. July 5th through the 20th with one buddy. Anyone gone through these surf camps? Don Lito, Punta Roca, Rick's, or Horizonte? This will be the first stretch of a 7 month surf trip for me. I'm trying to budget big time, and I'm looking for a cheap but safe spot for myself and 1 or 2 friends. THANKS!

-Ian

By:

Luis

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« Reply #1 on: May 05 2005 06:05:00 »

Hi, i live in el salvador so if any of you want information about safety or if its your first time coming here i would galdly help, just let me know.

By:

elizabeth

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« Reply #2 on: May 09 2005 10:05:00 »

hey! i do have some questions for you, i will be there in about a month and i am a little concerned about safety as i am a female that will sort of be travelling alone...what is the best way to get around- is public transportation safe during the day?  are there any areas to absolutely avoid for safety reasons?  thanks, elizabeth

By:

Luis

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« Reply #3 on: May 09 2005 17:05:00 »

Hi elizabeth

I sent you the info by mail, it was too long to fit here

By:

surfdad

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« Reply #4 on: May 15 2005 17:05:00 »

I just got back yesterday from a 8 day surf trip to La libertad area. I had a great time. Knowiing spanish sure was helpful when dealing with the people, especially the thieves at punta roca. that area was pretty bad as far as crime. I personally know of 2 people that were robbed of something. Punta is by far the best wave in the area. if there is a swell, punta roca will be firing. caution, walking anywhere around there is a risk of thieves. be careful and try to have someone else with you to watch for eachother. but wow, what a wave. got the longest from way outside on the point all the into playa lapaz by the pier. incredible.

beautiful country with lots of friendly locals, and great food. the red beans were my favorite. very simple but tasty. very good seafood too.

By:

Brian

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« Reply #5 on: May 29 2005 21:05:00 »

I am planning a family trip for Christmas vacation, any ideas on rental cottags in the la libertad region?  Came up short on the internet searches.  Any help would be appreciated.

By:

Mike

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« Reply #6 on: June 01 2005 10:06:00 »

Hey Liz,

I was down in El Sal in Feb for 2 weeks, mainly surfing (although you wouldn't know it from my skills) and I'm headed back from the 6th of June to the 26th.  If you want any advice give me a shout at brydson@hotmail.com.

Cheers,

Mike

By:

melinda sheth

RE: sanzul hotels

« Reply #7 on: June 01 2005 15:06:00 »

I have been trying to get info. on Casa de mar resort and villa Aquitania from the internet and I have failed. Waverunners list them but I cannot book a surf vacation with them since I am the only surfer going in a large group. We are 8 adults and 5 kids now and expecting more. Can you get me in touch with Casa De Mar or any other hotel/ house that has a pool and is close to the beach?

By:

Luis

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« Reply #8 on: June 04 2005 02:06:00 »

CASA DE MAR HOTEL AND VILLAS AT SUNZAL
KM. 43 Carretera del litoral, El Sunzal
La Libertad, El Salvador.

Tel:
(503) 2389-6284
(503) 2389-6281
(503) 2389-6020
(503) 2265-2080

By:

surfdad

RE: Great Country - Lots of Surf

« Reply #9 on: June 07 2005 03:06:00 »

casa de mar looked really nice from the water. I didn't stay there but it sure looked inviting. the wave out front was much to mushy for my shortboard taste but perfect for beginners.

Punta Roca was by far the best wave in the area and dishes out super long rides and plenty barrels. no matter how much crime and crackheads are in the area, the wave is worth it for sure. make sure and be very careful in La Libertad area proper, its a rough scene at times. watch your backs and you'll be fine and don't wander around at night there, thats asking for trouble..


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