Includes: airfares (ex Auckland) to San Salvador, return airport to hotel transfers, 10 nights air-conditioned hotel room accommodation, surf guide, daily breakfasts and dinners and two surf boat transfers.
The Republic of El Salvador is located in Central America, bordered by Guatemala to the West, Honduras to the North, Nicaragua to the East, and the Pacific Ocean to the South. The topography consist in lush mountain ranges, volcanoes, lakes, farmlands and a narrow coastal belt featuring some of the most beautiful beaches and right hand point breaks in the world.
The thought of El Salvador for many people conjures thoughts of civil war, political strife, poverty and danger; however much has changed over the past 16 years, peace was signed in 1992, starting a new era of democracy and stability. El Salvador now offers an entirely new (uncrowded) experience to the surf traveler!
Their surf guides, are experienced bilingual local surfers that will take you to the best surf spots in the country by car or by boat, they will give you the best advice of where to go, the best time to surf according to the conditions, size and direction of the swell, tides, crowds and your ability. The water temp here is a year round 28-30 Deg C and majority of the surf breaks are either over black sand or a rock boulder bottom and are either beach breaks or the famed El Sal point breaks.
The dry season of November through April/May typically sees offshore winds, sunny skies and consistent surf in the chest to head high range.
Although less frequent than during the wet season, large swells do roll through this time of year and it is not unheard of to get overhead waves by late February.
The wet season months of May/June through October see the largest and most consistent swells with average wave height in the head high+ range, with the larger 8ft-12ft swells coming through consistently. The weather patterns during this time of year typically have glassy mornings with a light onshore flow starting in the late morning to early afternoon.
Although these months can receive a lot of rain, rain showers usually start in the late afternoon, often raining through the night. Mornings and early afternoons often have sunny skies and perfect peeling surf.
Hotel MiraFlores is located on the east coast of El Salvador, in front of Punta Las Flores on a cliff with an amazing view, and just a little boat ride away from Punta Mango. Surf Las Flores, a sweet right point break with sand bottom and awesome barrel sections- just walk down the stairs with your board under your arm and start surfing! Take the boat to Punta Mango or one of the other point breaks in that area. These breaks are difficult to reach by car, but easy by boat. MiraFlores is located 2,5 hours east from San Salvador International Airport.
MiraFlores has 5 air-con rooms, all have queen size beds, Cable TV and private bathroom. The hotel offers a swimming pool, sundeck, restaurant/bar services, relaxing area with hammocks, showers, massages, internet and DVD rentals. MiraFlores will offer organized boat trips to the different point breaks, professional surf lessons, private surf photo sessions, barbeque nights, surf school and board rentals. Also for the non surfers, or when it’s flat there will be possibilities to do organized tours, like fishing trips, volcano climbing or canoeing true the mangroves. The hotel has private access and is very safe with security especially for families or non surfing partners.
Epic Surfing Adventures also offers you a wide variety of non surfing tours such as cultural sites, Colonial cities, Mayan temples, lakes, city tours or hikes to amazing volcanoes. They also offer fishing trips by boat where you can troll along the coast looking for Tuna, Dorado, Red Snappers and many others.
Canopy Apaneca- Zip line down the mountains of Apaneca, with first part tropical forest and the second part over coffee plantains. Here the sound of the toucan and many other birds.
Volcano Boquerón-Just outside of San Salvador there is a nice 45m high volcanic crater. You will find an amazing view into the crater with amazing landscape around it.
Maya Ruinas- El Salvador has a few Mayan agrological sites in about 30 min from San Salvador. San Andres, a step pyramid and a large court yard. Tatzumal, important trading center and Casa Blanca a fairly impressive site with 6 pyramids.
Volcano de Izalco- Climb one of the volcanoes of National park Cerro Verde all the way up to the top and see the amazing view. The volcano is still active. Or you can walk through the national park, see the different volcanoes and craters.
|Surfer & Non-Surfer rate
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From $205 pp
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