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Casa de Mar

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Casa de mar is an eco-friendly lodge and surfing centre on a black-sand beach at popular Sunzal on the Pacific coast.

This friendly accommodation is set into the hillside beside a broad, palm-fringed rocky beach. The black sand, backed with smooth pebbles, is volcanic in origin. The property consists of 11 raised bungalows peppering well tended gardens lush with cacao plants and mango trees. All are individually designed and roomy, with an open plan living area giving on to a wide wooden terrace with lateral sea views.

The large cliff-side semi-al-fresco restaurant, Café Sunzal, blends an El Salvadorian with a Mediterranean style and serves excellent meals with an accent on fresh seafood. Surfing equipment and tuition is also available - Sunal is an internationally known surfing destination for the consistency of its waves.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • The highlight was the friendliness and openness of the people in El Salvador and being in a country not overrun by tourists.

    SB, Cambourne
  • It was all fascinating and was a trip of so many contrasts. If I had to pick out two experiences that have stayed most strongly in my memory - for completely contrasting reasons - they would be Tikal (Guatemala) and El Mozote.

    DM, Nottingham
  • A highlight was watching the sunrise at Casa del Mar and my family loving surfing.

    JMM, London
  • The transfer from leon to suchitoto was hard work but the trip across the gulf was worth it!

    HC, Leyburn
  • I felt that our visit helped local people and economies, especially in El Salvador. I tried to buy local and go to local cafes wherever possible and was encouraged and given time to do so. 

    PC, London
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Meeting the civil war veteran guerrillas.

    PH,
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