About El Zonte

El Zonte is a small beach village in El Salvador, which is known for its vibrant surfing scene, perfect waves almost all year round, and its lovely people.

The village itself has some friendly small hostels, restaurants, and bars. But you will have enough possibilities to practice your Spanish that you’ve learned at Spanish School El Zonte with the local people here. Not to forget: El Zonte is a perfect spot for beginners and advanced surfers. Learn more about El Zonte on this page!



Why El Zonte?


Enough sun for everyone

There’s sun almost all year around. Enjoy the tropical lifestyle and don’t forget your sun protection.


Beautiful Beach(es)

El Zonte has two beautiful beaches with two main surf spots and natural surrounding. Sometimes you can see turtles and even whales.


Restaurant & Bars

El Zonte has some excellent restaurants, bars, and places to hang out. El Tunco is just a 15min bus drive away.


Friendly local people

Get to know “El Pueblo Loco.” El Zonte’s locals are welcoming and friendly people. Practice your Spanish with them!


Travel & Activities

Use El Zonte as your hub to discover El Salvador. There are a lot of things to do in this beautiful country! Also, El Zonte privides a lot of activities: yoga, fishing, volcano hikes, etc.

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About El Zonte

A True Paradise

Please notice that some hostels and hotels in El Zonte can be booked out very quickly, especially during the weekends and national holidays in El Salvador (easter week, the first week of August, Christmas time). We can recommend several options, depending on what you are looking for and each for a different budget.


Sunny days per year



Language Schools


How to get to El Zonte?

El Zonte is about 10-15min away from El Tunco. You can take a public bus (about US$ 0.75) to get here. If you come from Antigua Guatemala, most shuttles will drop you off directly in El Zonte. Coming from the airport, you better take a taxi (Acacya) or book a pickup with the hostel/hotel where you stay. We also arrange personal pick-ups directly from the airport. It will take you about one hour to get from the airport to El Zonte. Another option is to get a rental car, but please be sure that you have a valid driver’s license and insurance. You can rent a car directly at the airport. Also, it’s way more expensive to rent one at the airport.

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