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    El Salvador

    I know there are many misconceptions about Central America and it not being safe (Nicaragua and Costa Rica) but I was curious to see if anyone has ever traveled to Las Flores in El Salvador. The resort seems spot on however I am sort of "in the dark" about the traveling situations getting to and from the hotel from San Salvador. The resort has a service that seems reliable but a little pricey but that's not a problem if the ride is smooth without any distractions or hasslers. If anyone has any experiences traveling to this particular resort or anywhere else in El Salvador it would really help me out.
    Thanks

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    Las Flores was by far the best spot in ES when I went this summer. It's also the furthest from the airport. Drop me a PM and we can discuss your travel details.

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    Been there 3x and will go again. That place is sick!

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    i was there in august. las flores makes for a great surf trip. the area is generally safe, ride to/from the airport is easy and the roads are more modern and reliable than most in central america. the point at las flores is a fun ripable wave. make sure you surf punta mango.

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    i've been there. Stayed across the street from p. mango. Check the pic or two i put up. Those are el sal. Way worth it. If you can't get to Las Flores, go to el tunco its just a half hour or so from the airport. Theres night life and plenty waves.

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    Tunco is more like 45 mins from SS, still an easy ride. 50% closeouts or more when I was there and they could be harsh. Amazing rights across that whole country. Not sure what night life you caught in Tunco but it's pretty sparse. Most peeps are there to surf so they're in bed by 10pm to get up at 5am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Tunco is more like 45 mins from SS, still an easy ride. 50% closeouts or more when I was there and they could be harsh. Amazing rights across that whole country. Not sure what night life you caught in Tunco but it's pretty sparse. Most peeps are there to surf so they're in bed by 10pm to get up at 5am.
    it wasnt like your guy's east coast fist pumper night life. But there was booze, there were girls. On a surf trip thats equal to night life for me.

    tunco is next to everything. Dont know how you managed to get close outs. Anyhow, like i said i stayed by mango. The night or two i spent in tunco say good waves and festive nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leetymike808 View Post
    it wasnt like your guy's east coast fist pumper night life. But there was booze, there were girls. On a surf trip thats equal to night life for me.

    tunco is next to everything. Dont know how you managed to get close outs. Anyhow, like i said i stayed by mango. The night or two i spent in tunco say good waves and festive nights.
    You go in the mild season? I was there in August and it poured every night so any chick who was planning on going out was not doing so. Don't get me wrong, ES was an amazing trip all around. But let's answer peoples' questions accurately. There were 2 girls out a night tops when I was there, then again it rained each night but such is their "winter". Even if it were pumping with broads, it's far from night life. You go to ES to surf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    You go in the mild season? I was there in August and it poured every night so any chick who was planning on going out was not doing so. Don't get me wrong, ES was an amazing trip all around. But let's answer peoples' questions accurately. There were 2 girls out a night tops when I was there, then again it rained each night but such is their "winter". Even if it were pumping with broads, it's far from night life. You go to ES to surf.
    was there the middle of august. 2 summers ago. It rained, the power even went out at one of the bars, but the drinks kept flowing. One of my buddies here on maui stayed there he loved it so much.
    Surfing was definitely the reason i was there but sometimes a guy gets sidetracked after a sesh...ya know....

    pics to prove it you ask...ok:
    waves, not closing out right out of el tunco, i think its called bocana. Sunzal would be to the right of the "pig" rock not seen in the photo.
    IMG_0118.jpg

    Some girls, ya just 3, but thats more than the 2 dudes...
    punta mango 195.jpg

    What we went for...waves p. mango

    punta mango 545 (2).jpg

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    No nightlife?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    You go in the mild season? I was there in August and it poured every night so any chick who was planning on going out was not doing so. Don't get me wrong, ES was an amazing trip all around. But let's answer peoples' questions accurately. There were 2 girls out a night tops when I was there, then again it rained each night but such is their "winter". Even if it were pumping with broads, it's far from night life. You go to ES to surf.
    Dude you were there in the rainy season, El Tunco on a Friday in the dry season is pumping with nightlife, ever been to D'rocas? I've been to El Salvy 5 times, every weekend in tunco is a huge fiesta.

    Answering questions, waves are good, it can be very safe if you are smart, can also be very dangerous. It is worth spending extra $ there to ensure safety. Many many palces to find uncrowded surf, not sharing my gems though, just explore and be resepctful. Also do not go onto the beach at night there!