The beaches of El Salvador are beyond stunning. The sea is warm enough to swim in comfortably, the waves are fantastic year round for surfing for all levels, and there are countless opportunities for water sports and relaxing on the beach.
Most people who head to the beaches of El Salvador find themselves in the El Tunco, El Sunzal and Libertad area. We visited El Tunco, which I believe is the hot spot for surfing, great night life, food and beauty!
During our time here we had the chance to stay at the Casa De Mar Resort in El Sunzal, but it’s a 10 minute walk along the beach to the town of El Tunco. This is a stunning resort equipped with beach access, beautiful sea views, and a brilliant swimming pool.
Below I will discuss our time at the Hotel Casa De Mar, and how you can visit too.
The Check-In At Casa De Mar
The check in process is conducted in a wonderful air conditioned office, which is a breath of fresh air in the very warm area of El Salvador. After the normal formalities we were shown to our beautiful room.
Staff are super friendly, and the staff we met alongside the walk to our room were super friendly and greeted us.
Someone also helped us with our bags which is always a nice touch.
The Rooms At Casa De Mar
The great things about the rooms at Casa De Mar are the variety available to suit all types of traveller. We stayed in a beautiful double room with it’s own private sun deck area, and private bathroom.
The room is super spacious (it had two double beds), and the bathroom and shower were beautiful. There is a separate toilet too, which I think is important in hotels.
There is also a small seating area in the room that allows you to relax and the large windows allow lots of beautiful light to shine through.
All-in-all I thought the room we stayed in was excellent. It was also super clean and the air conditioning was excellent.
There are a variety of other rooms at the property which include a suite with it’s own private hot tub, a suite that has views over the pool, and suites that have sea view access.
The prices differs accordingly, but you can find something to suit your budget an experience.
If I was here on a romantic break, or celebrating an anniversary, I would definitely splash out and take the room with the private hot tub!
The Facilities at the Casa De Mar
The swimming pool is utter perfection. It’s large enough to swim in and the temperature is perfect in relation to the hot weather in the area. I could spend all day relaxing in that pool.
The property also offers beach access to one of the best surf spots in all of El Salvador. It’s literally right on your doorstep.
This means they also offer surf board rental and surf lessons. Prices vary, but they also do surf packages which include a number of lessons and rental each day.
So if you’re interested in learning properly, then this may be something to consider.
There is also a ping pong table if you fancy something different in the evenings.
The Restaurant at Casa De Mar
The restaurant serves up a range of delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is included in your stay and you can choose from a variety of options from a menu.
I found breakfast to be delicious and it’s served from 7 which is good. Coffee was excellent and you can have cereal and fruit alongside your main breakfast dish.
The menu for lunch and dinner is extensive ranging from burgers, fish, pizza and much more. There are a variety of drinks on offer to including local beers, wine and cocktails.
Who is the Casa De Mar perfect for?
It’s perfect for those who are interested in learning how to surf, due to it’s fantastic surf location and packages on offer. But it’s also a good spot for families and couples.
Bradley and I are a couple and we could easily stay here for a week relaxing and swimming, surfing etc. It’s a beautiful property with stunning surroundings and great staff. What more do you want!?
You are a 10 minute walk along the beach (it’s full of rocks so wear proper shoes) to El Tunco were you can find many shops, bar and restaurants. Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest in El Tunco as everyone from the capital San Salvador visits the beach for the weekend.
But from the town you can organise tours of waterfalls, or other transport options if you wish.
Packages at Casa De Mar
Actually, alongside the surf packages offered by the property, they also offer a variety of other things that may suit you.
For example, a wellness package that helps you get into shape and feel better with pilates and yoga sessions.Yoga packages are also available and detox packages.
There truly is something to suit every type of traveller.
Contact the property directly to find out more about these packages and book there.
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful hotel and I think the location is simply perfection. It’s the most beautiful area of El Salvador and you’ll truly not want to leave which you arrive in this paradise.
The staff at this hotel are a credit to the hotel itself. Super friendly and always happy to help. The food and facilities on offer is all you need for a comfortable stay.
You can book a stay with Casa De Mar here!
A special thank you to the team for hosting Bradley and I during our stay in the area. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.
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