#55 Playa El Tunco, El Salvador
Population: Just over 1,000
Average Annual Temp: 84°F
Playa El Tunco is a popular surf beach just west of La Libertad, El Salvador.
It features four surf breaks of varying difficulty: La Bocana, Bocanita, Sunzalito and Sunzal. El Tunco’s proximity to the revitalized Malecon district in La Libertad makes it an even more desirable location for expats.
New accommodations are popping up in Playa El Tunco. Surfers can choose from a variety of lodging choices just steps from the waves. Panoramic views from the bluffs, privacy and tranquility may lure expat surfers away from the beach. Numerous world-class surf spots, coral reefs, oceanfront restaurants and bars are all accessible by car in a matter of minutes.
Strong revitalization efforts in La Libertad have influenced rejuvenation and increased tourism in El Tunco. New businesses are investing in the area. Oceanfront homes and land prices are low and plentiful. Expats and investors can select from single-family homes in gated communities, to oceanfront villas and condos, to private luxury estates with ocean views.