The best kept secret in El Salvador. Friendly staff, awesome camp sites, plenty of firewood and a huge fire ring. Also, the food fair on weekends shouldn't be missed. Can take a horseback tour of the coffee plantation for $20 per person. Electricity available in restaurant.
Has a pool and secure parking across the street. Good place to stop if you want to do the crossing through Honduras to Nicaragua in one day. Wifi and computer terminals available. Parking available nearby.
Super chill small locals surf hostel on the beach. Parking in grass lot behind the hostel. Really quiet most of the time- occasional [good/big] weekend parties.
Toilets, outdoor shower, access to kitchen, access to electricity for the parking spots closest to the main hostel. No wifi.
Cars: $10 per car, 2 people. Tent camping $5/person. Rooms $10/15 s/d. Access through the back- turning left off at the last road before the main road ends. Access through marked gate on right.
Families better to stay at hotel next door. Juan runs the place and him and the crew that helps around or hangs around the hostel are all great people.
The extra dollar or two you might spend camping will be well worth the local experience and good vibes of this place- and you'll make up for it with cheap-ness of local food and beers.
El Mangal Restaurant and swimming pool. $8 per night. Power available from toilet block with long lead. Water available from near shower block with long hose. Flush toilets and cold showers. Bus 60c up hill to town. Restaurant only open for lunch. Small cabins also available.
$3 to enter the park and $2 to camp. Can camp in the large gravle parking lot or if you ask the police stationed there you can park furthur down in the park. The lot gets busy but is dead quite once the park closes around 5PM, police stationed overnight (they live there).
$2 entry fee. Outhouses around lake but they are pretty grim. Camping near entrance on lake shore for a large vehicle– Many spots around lake for smaller vehicles. Height issues due to low hanging trees for vehicles over 3 metres. Locked overnight.
$10 ($5 per person) a day on grass lot near "downtown," after 6 days the price drops to $8. Entrance is just past the turist police on the left right before Jaguar bar. It is up against the D'rocas beachfront bar for easy access to the beach. The bar also has wifi and a pool. Electicity was available only by the cabana in the back and might be by the bathrooms, charged us $3 for the duration of our stay... I am sure it is negotiable. Cold slightly salty showers.
On the right day this would probably be one of the highlights of El Salvador. Remote, quite, isolated camping on the banks of the Rio Sapo with swiming holes and hikes to nearby waterfalls. $5 for a couple in a gated camp, pit toilets, showers (occationally) and cooking area (fire wood supplied). The turquoise river is the "cleanest in El Salvador." If possible avoid arriving after rain as the river fills with run off and looses its color. Also, we were swarmed by termites at dusk after a rain though believe it to be a freak isolated occurance. The roads in is not on OSM and require good ground clearence.
Conveniently located along the Panamericana 15km before the boarder to Honduras.
Room with ants on floor and mosquitoes hungry for your weary flesh. Wifi does not work anywhere, walked all around trying to get a signal: nothing. We complained about the room, but lady was unhelpful. At least the AC works. Parking with cameras, but they don't close the gate. Not recommended.
Camping in a dry grassy lot inches from the sand, electric hookups, bar/restaurant on site has ice cold beers for a dollar, clean bathrooms and showers, walking distance to bars/restaurants, you can use the facilities over at La Tortuga Verde if you want (we were perfectly content with our private beach) – CONS: no wifi (not even our Claro stick worked here), lot is full of coco-palms so keep your eye out for falling coconuts – 10 USD/night, has a dance party every Saturday night.
Small hostal/parking lot/pulperia/restaurant. Camping is in the back by the hostal. On the main street of El Tunco, new camp kitchen has been built since we were here in April 2014. 6usd/night. Electric available for an extra 2usd/night.
Little hotel with 9 rooms (each room has little patio with hammock and chair), swimming pool and kitchen to use. Very relaxed atmosphere. Our room had A/C unit and ceiling fan. We paid $25 for the whole room.
For $5 per person, we were given a flat parking lot right next to the thermal pools and restaurant. This is a very well kept and secure establishment with beautiful nature surrounding it. Highly recommended after (or before) a long and annoying border crossing. Watch out though , they get tricky, when we were ready to pay another day they asked for $ 30.00. Had to argue with them about the price, not the first instance South of Mexico.
Parkinglot near the restaurant, under some shady trees. Just some meters away from the beautiful beach. We did not use the pool, it was really dirty. Toilets available, but just outside showers. There are two entrances, take the first left on the road to the beach. 8 USD/night, electricity included (long wire, connected at restaurant).
This is a secure family-run site with a restaurant, small RV parking lot (our truck camper fit comfortably at 24'long x 11.8' high x 9' wide), and cabanas. Nothing fancy, but has banos and outdoor showers. The cabanas are $12, or if you sleep in your camper like we do, it's only $5/night. Lots of palm shade, super nice family, Dad speaks English, has a place to wash your laundry, and a walk-thru to El Cuco beach. Very fast wifi, electricity and a swimming pool included. Right on the ocean
Great hostel with large place to park and camp for $10 a night which includes wifi, showers, use of kitchen and use of the amazing pools (x2) and lounging areas upstairs which look onto the beach. They can provide long extensions for electric hookups but no water hookup. It may be possible to tent camp but unsure. There is space for large rigs but the roads on the way down are narrow so may be tight. We are in a Westy and there was plenty of room for higher and longer rigs than us. They have 2 dogs, unsure if they would let you in with other pets.
4x4 with low box only. Beautiful spot right on the beach but sand very soft. We arrived at 21.30 and they cooked a wonderful fish meal for us after a horrendous border crossing where they initially refused entry into El Salvador even though we had an official permit to bring our RHD vehicle in. Problem was our UK vehicle registration states it is not proof of ownership. Eventually, with help of a fixer and a letter from a local agent requesting a 24 hour pass through the country we managed to meet with 'administration ' and persuade him that the truck was BFF ours and he gave us the full 60 day pass! Be very careful, they confiscate at least 1 car a week ( but these usually have Guatemalan or Salvador plates). I recommend using a fixer here, ours caught up with us on his motor bike, he asked $20 and I gave him $40 as without him it would have cost $600 to be escorted back to Mexico and another 90 days before we could get back into Guatemala. Meal and 3 large beers cos $25 and nothing extra to camp.