With our vacation home under construction in El Zonte, we were recently looking for a place to stay in El Salvador, but still be close to the waves, beaches and mountain areas we love around La Libertad and Chultipan.
Bocas Olas was the perfect alternative get away. The location and quality of the experience exceeded my expectations. Tucked back into the river mouth, puts you close enough to La Bocana, without being right on the beach. The totally chill atmosphere of the property, laid out with the multiple villas and 2 pools, create an environment where you don’t feel like your in Tunco, yet you still have the convenience of easily walking to the many restaurants and stores in the busier parts of town.
Clean rooms, good food, professional staff. Multiple waves to choose from. Can walk to everything you need. Perfect sunsets from your balconies.
Do I need to say I recommend Bocas Olas? Surf in style. 🤙🏽
Moved to Boca Olas as most Playa El Tunco places closed or consolidated operations in the Covid-19 lockdown. The move to Boca Olas was a step up from Roca Sunzal in hotel star counts: perfect grounds, pools & surf views were the norm. The restaurant had a diverse menu and I regularly ordered the citrus salad and the Pargo Almendrado, sometimes with a side of extra vegetables. A breakfast option of omelette (sin yema de huevo), jugo & cafe was great as was a special breakfast of light-cheese pupusas with spicy coleslaw and fruit. Care and concern by both the owner and management were exemplary.
lovely facility and staff. Muchas gracias at Fatima y Benjamin! We were with a group of people that visited for a yoga and surfing retreat with Balance Yoga (search by Yoga El Salvador).My only complaint is that the two women that led our retreat and stayed on the Balance property (next door) were told that they would need to pay $30/day to use the pool. That is not fair as they delivered a group of 15 guests and significant revenue to Boca Olas. I would like the owner to contact me, please. Thank you.
Travelling from Norway, this was our first trans-atlantic adventure with our 7 months old little boy. The best investment of the whole trip was spending the extra dollars to stay at Boca Olas, we stayed there for 4 weeks. The hotel is located 200m from the more busy "main street", where there is more noice during evenings and weekends. Guards at the entrance 24h, not that we felt El Tunco was anything other than safe and friendly, but still.
The hotel boardes one of the small rivers in El TUnco, wich gives a cool breeze at the resturant and amazing view. 50m from surf at La Bocana, and 10 min walk to surf at El Sunzal. Neighbouring Balancè Yoga studio is a great place for exercise and yoga.
Boca Olas is quiet, extremely clean and fresh, has 2 nice pools (Also with shade, which was a winner for us with a small kid). The breakfast was amazing and served from 7.30-10. Lunch, dinner, smoothies and drinks also holds the highest standards.
The rooms are clean and has a good size, really comfortable beds and great pressure and hot water in the shower.
Lastly i must honor the staff. They made our holiday to the best trip ever. From early morning until late night they made their best effort for us and the other tourist. Most of them speaking well English. They helped out with our litlle boy (playing/carrying/stroling) and helped us with everything else we would need, so flexible and always positive.
We would highly recomend Boca Olas to everyone and will definately come back!l
Boca Olas is relaxing and more upscale than the usual hostels/lodges in El Tunco. Really enjoyed the 2 pools and swim up bar. There is a path around the back of the hotel that leads to the beach. The staff was attentive and friendly. They offer a few good options for breakfast, including pancakes, omelets and a typical salvadorian breakfast. My family stayed at the Villa Mia with an outdoor kitchen on the balcony, it had a patio set and hammocks. Really enjoyed our stay here. I would recommend it!