Wish You Were Here: Rights, Rights and More Rights at Punta Roca, El Salvador

by Owen James Burke


There are a handful of breaks around Punta Roca, all susceptible to various swell directions making for good waves on any given day at one spot or another, and no matter who you take along, there are waves for everyone. Photo: Quincho Aragon/Adventure Sports Tours

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Empty and perfect on the inside. Photo: AST Surf Hotel

Punta Roca is a regular-footer’s dream series of point breaks, and after the leg-burners have had their way with you, you can book a diving or snorkeling trip, fishing trip, tour of the coffee plantations. Then again, depending on your condition you could just walk, hobble or crawl up to the rooftop restaurant, catch a Salvadoran sunset and sap on a tequila. We won’t judge you.

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AST’s Punta Roca Surf Hotel rooftop Restaurant and Bar will ease your sunburnt, ache-riddled body after a long day’s surf. Photo: AST Surf Hotel

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If I were to chose one meal to eat every day for the rest of my life, this would be it. “All-inclusive” at Punta Roca is not the grisly high-school cafeteria fare you might expect to receive at many all-inclusive resorts. Photo: AST Surf Hotel

Then again, after a dinner like this, you would be have to be off your trolley to pass up on a sunset session like this:


A fine little swell at dusk with still air and only a few people out. Photo: AST Surf Hotel

They say November is the time to go, when winds are down, rains ease up, and crowds thin out (though the place doesn’t appear to ever get too crowded). A very reasonable all-inclusive trip (with airfare) can be easily booked through their site.


Photo: AST Surf Hotel

Visit Adventure Sports Tours‘ website to see their other Central America surf resorts, they do mix trips too. — OJB

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