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Horizonte Surf Resort

Surf Camp in El Zonte, El Salvador

Waves breaking at the point as seen from the restaurant
Waves breaking at the point as seen from the restaurantSunset at El Zonte beachEl Zonte, one of El Salvador's great right point breaksRelax in the hammocks at Horizonte surfcampHorizonte Surf Resort swimming poolSafe, clean and affordable beach accommodationsAccommodations looking over the surf break

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About this property

We began to build Horizonte in 1998 and opened the following year as the first surf camp in El Salvador. From then on we started to create our fame amoung surfers and travelers around the world with afordable rates.

The resort is safe and offers a peaceful environment. You can enjoy a perfect dip in our pool and have some drinks at the bar at any time, or you could watch some DVD videos, your favorite music, and chill out on a hammock, while enjoying some local cuisine in our right in front of the beach restaurant.

The waves form a right (goofy) crest, with a river entrance and a bed of rocks. The beach and waves vary in the summer (November through April) and in the winter (may through October).

In the summer, the days are sunny, the waves go from small to medium; you can surf almost every day. The beach is very pretty, it cleans up nicely and the rocks disappear. You can take a strand to the caves, and take a dip in the natural ponds that form on the beach. You can not miss the sun set or the enchanting sun rise.


  • Pool
  • Budget
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet
  • Television
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed


  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $45
Per Week $300
Per Month Call for Info


This property is located near El Zonte. A long powerful right-hand point break.

This property is also located near Sunzal. Known for it's consistency, long rides and fun walls, Sunzal is one of El Salvador's best waves for intermediate surfers and longboarders. The wave peaks far outside and breaks right for a couple hundred yards on a good day. With a south swell you can sometimes get a left breaking on the outside but the right is what people come to surf. The paddle out requires some endurance but surfers are rewarded with long, soft walls offering plenty of opportunity for cutbacks and turns. South or West swell on a lower tide will work best.

This property is also located near Mizata point. Mizata is the furthest north point break in El Salvador (at least that we'll mention) so if you're driving down from Guatemala you may be itching to stop. While you may see other surfers in the water, the crowds will be nothing like El Zonte further south. The waves work with any swell size and low tide will help avoid the high tide backwash coming off the rocks. There are multiple spots to surf, La Punta (the point), the beach break and La Plancha.

Surf Type

  • Point break
  • Reef break
  • Right
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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Property Images

Waves breaking at the point as seen from the restaurant

Sunset at El Zonte beach

El Zonte, one of El Salvador's great right point breaks

Relax in the hammocks at Horizonte surfcamp

Horizonte Surf Resort swimming pool

Safe, clean and affordable beach accommodations

Accommodations looking over the surf break

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