True Karma Beach House
Enjoy a relaxing vacation at a beautiful beach house in Playa El Pimental,only 20 minutes from the International Airport.
Master bedroom with King bed & adjoining bathroom, guest bedroom with Queen bed & adjoining
bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and living area all on the second story so you will enjoy a scenic ocean view throughout! Hot water and ceiling fans in every room. Relax on the balcony watching the waves, take a long walk on the sandy beach, or surf the beach break directly in front of the house!
Private beach access, plus lots of lawn space and swimming pool with surrounding patio for sunbathing. Landscaped with beautiful tropical plants, private driveway, and gated entrance. Cell phone service available.
EL SALVADOR WAVES AND BEACHES:
El Salvador's 307 kms of Pacific coastline is dominated by at least 10 world class righthand point breaks.
Many of these waves break for 100-200 yards and don't close out, with waves over 300 days of the year.
El Salvador borders the Pacific Ocean to the south. The southern coastline that runs the entire length of the country is split down the middle, with everywhere east of La Libertad (a small port town) referred to as the "East Coast," and everywhere west of La Libertad known as the "West Coast."
The East Coast is known for great tourist beaches like Costa Del Sol, beautiful mangrove lagoons, and the Las Flores righthand point break. The West Coast is great for fishing and diving, and is where you'll find El Salvador's only lefthand point break, La Bocana, and the most sought after wave in El Salvador, El Sunzal, which is a slow, consistent wave that caters to surfers of every skill level. The dark sand beaches in El Salvador come from volcanic origin and the water temperature ranges from 23°C to 27°C (70-80°F) all year round. The country is famous for its great waves for surfing.
CULTURE: El Salvador's official name is Republic of El Salvador, named after the Spanish word for "The Saviour," in honor of Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic religion plays an important role in Salvadorian culture. People in El Salvador are very friendly and more used to seeing tourists now than in years passed. Spanish is the main language spoken, although many Salvadorans speak some English as well and are happy to help out non-Spanish speakers when they can. You can find all types of food and entertainment in San Salvador, the capital city, where you will recognize many American businesses and a more "American" way of life. However, throughout the countryside and at the beach, life moves at a slower pace and you will mainly find traditional food available... meat, chicken, seafood, rice and beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables. "Pupusas" are a local favorite (homemade corn or rice tortillas filled with beans, cheese, chicken, or pork, served with sauces). Delicious fruit smoothies "licuados" are a popular treat and there are several local beers to try. Salvadorans are known for being very hard workers and children often work to help out their families. Soccer "futbol" is a huge part of life in El Salvador, as well as surfing, and dancing. A popular local saying is "buena onda" which means "good vibes, good times."
SAFETINESS: Locals are friendly and welcoming toward tourists. The war that gave El Salvador an unsafe reputation is long since over. However, like in all Central American countries, we recommend taking guided tours since they will advise you on conflictive areas you should avoid. Hiring a local guide will also make your trip more comfortable in dealing with language barriers, cultural differences, and transportation, since roads and driving manners can be very different from what you're used to.
RESPECT: Always remember to respect the locals and respect the land. Localism at surf breaks exists in El Salvador like everywhere else in the world, but if you are friendly in the water, you will enjoy yourself more and meet some cool new people. Always pack your trash and be as eco-friendly as possible!!
|Jan 01 2015||Dec 31 2016||$150||-||$900||-||-|
|Check In: 12 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Deposits: 1/2 to reserve|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: You pay or replace anything you break or take.|
Feb 21, 2010
"Still not known for tourism El Salvador"
Feb 21, 2010
Having just returned from a visit to El Salvador, I find it surprising that it is still considered off the beaten path. It is an amazingly beautiful country complete with little populated beaches, awe inspiring volcanoes, Mayan sites, and the best sunsets I have ever experienced.As in much of Central America, there are places you should avoid and traveling after dark is not a good idea but I wouldn't let either of those facts deter you from a visit. I should mention that I don't speak Spanish and very few people speak English but thanks to our local guide Cebolla and his tour company Quiver I didn't feel that our experience was marred by this fact.
Cebolla is not only a knowledgeable guide but a true son of his land. HIs love of his country is evidenced in every tour. We shared his enthusiasm and also appreciated his willingness to help us out even when we were not touring with him. ( A journey to Suchitoto that led us through San Salvador, a true maze of a city, required a minimum of four phone calls to get us back on track) Try El Salvador before others find it and check out Quiver.
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March, 2010 -
We had such a great time. You are truly a great guide and a great guy! Thank you for being so patient with our children and for being a great ambassador for El Salvador. Your happiness is infectious. All americans can learn a thing or two from you! We'd love to extend the same hospitality and kindness to you that you showed to us.
- Kramer Family