The place preferred both by locals and travelers

El Salvador ➝ La Libertad ➝ El Zonte

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Located in Zonte, within the department of La Libertad, Zonte Beach boasts three world-class waves, featuring both left and right point breaks, along with a beach break. Situated just one hour from El Salvador International Airport, this destination provides surf classes led by Alex, a co-founder of the Salvadoran Surf Federation and the sole Surf Instructor certified by the International Surf Association in the country. Each student benefits from dedicated instruction, highly recommended for tackling El Salvador's formidable waves. 

The rooms include a terrace and private bathroom. They are designed with with surfers and the environment in mind, as all furniture is made with recycled material. Additionally, the also have great views of the beach and the river.

With a boat for access to additional remarkable surf points, the Native Essence Hostel offers a welcoming environment, complete with a charming garden, pool, and restaurant, making it a favored choice among both locals and travelers. Alex extends the opportunity to explore El Salvador's hidden gems, including waterfalls, colonial towns, Mayan ruins, and volcanoes. In the evenings, guests can revel in the vibrant atmosphere of live music concerts in the city.


  • private bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Free drinking water
  • Breakfast included
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Tours