Located between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador is a small country in Central America. Unlike Costa Rica and Belize, El Salvador has not yet become a mainstream tourism hot spot, but its shoreline is renowned for its amazing waves, which makes it a prime spot to visit for surfers. Luckily, El Salvador is a relatively inexpensive place to travel to; if you're planning a budget surf trip to El Salvador, use the following tips:
Book a Stay at a Surf Resort
Since El Salvador is so well known for its surfing opportunities, it is not surprising that there are a number of surf resorts located along the coast of the country. Many of these surf resorts offer clean rooms, beautiful ocean views, and access to the waves. Some resorts also have pools, restaurants on site, and additional amenities for guests. It is not difficult to find a surf resort with room rates that are far below $100/night. If you're budget is extremely tight, you may also want to consider staying in a surf hostel.
Use Cheap Transportation
El Salvador is very small in size, so it is not difficult to get around the country. If you don't want to incur the expense of renting a car, you can get any where you need to go by taking the bus. Bus rates are extremely cheap, and the bus system is well-organized. There are a number of different bus routes, so you shouldn't have any problems getting from the airport to your surf resort by taking the bus.
Consider Renting a Surfboard
Bringing your own surfboard to El Salvador can be quite expensive when you consider the prices that airlines charge to check in a surfboard for a flight. Instead of spending a large chunk of money transporting your surfboard, consider renting a surfboard when you arrive at the beach. In the popular surf spots in El Salvador there are a number of surf shops that offer quality surfboards for rent at a very affordable price. In addition to saving money, renting a surfboard makes it much easier to transfer from the airport to your surf resort on the bus.
Indulge in Local Foods
When eating in El Salvador, your best bet for staying on a budget is to eat popular local foods. Fruit is very inexpensive in El Salvador-- you can buy a variety of different types of fruits for just pennies. Ceviche and pupusas are other local dishes that are extremely tasty and don't cost a lot of money.
Contact a resort, like The Last Resort Mizata El Salvador, to plan your visit.