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4ta Calle Poniente #16a
Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez

(502) 7832 1075

BeachCo. Guatemala is a surf tour operator and surf shop located in Antigua Guatemala.

The surf tours specialise in surf trips and learn-to-surf adventures here in Guatemala and nearby El Salvador.

The surf shop ranges surfing and beach essentials such as swimwear, flip-flops, surfboards and accessories.



El Tunco - Backpackers Hostel


BeachCo. Guatemala offers hotel options in both Guatemala and El Salvador and there are price-points to suit all budgets.

The backpackers hostel is located right in the middle of El Tunco placing you right where all the action is!


The backpackers hostel is located right in the middle of El Tunco placing you right where all the action is!

El Tunco is a cool little beach town which is the most developed for tourists along the El Salvadorian coast.

On weekends it gets very busy and goes into full-on party mode with a great mix of locals and tourists.

For those wanting to mix surfing/beach time with nights dancing at the clubs, this is your place.

Operating for 16 years, the hostel is a favorite for our clients who are looking for a social experience where you will meet loads of other travelers and have great beaches, restaurants, bars and nightclubs at your doorstep.

Only 100 meters from the beach, the hostel is nice and close to 3 different surfing areas and has a nice pool for chilling in the day.


  • Location - the perfect place to base yourself for socializing and parties (all bars/clubs are within walking distance).
  • Surfing - a 1 minute walk to the beach, great options for surfing (La Bocana and Sunzal are a few minutes walk away) and it is also a nice beach for Learn-To-Surf classes
  • Friendly vibe - Very social vibes, friendly staff, an easy place to hang out at.

Key features of the hostel:

  • Modern and clean buildings
  • Private rooms with air-conditioning (ideal for couples, groups of friends)
  • Private rooms with fans (ideal for those who want privacy on a budget)
  • Dorm beds with fan and air-conditioning (ideal for backpackers / those on a budget)
  • Poolside bar and restaurant area
  • Wifi
  • 30+ restaurants and 15+ bars/clubs within a 2 minute walk

Suitable for:

  • Surfers (experienced and learn-to-surf)
  • Backpackers
  • Travelers looking to be social and party

Price Ranges:


El Tunco has 3 different surfing areas that are surfable in most conditions from 2-15ft. Due to the towns popularity, it is a busy location with crowded periods at times (though certain times can still be uncrowded).

The 3 surfing areas break in a variety of conditions and tides, generally speaking:

  • La Bocana (left) - best in medium (3-5ft) swells, this river-mouth left is much sort after as it is the best left in the country (rides up to 150 metres with great shape). The wave is consistent and very popular with the local surfers (especially during the morning and evening sessions where it is very crowded). Experienced and respectful surfers only (due to crowd and competitive nature).
  • The beach breaks (lefts and rights) - best on small (2-3ft) swells, can be fun.
  • Sunzal (right) - a very popular wave due to it's consistency, long walls and ability to be surfable from 2 to 15ft. This right hand point break has many different moods depending on the swell and tide. It picks up a lot of swell and is surfable most days of the year.

The waves are suitable for experienced, intermediate surfers and learn-to-surf.

** Sunzal -  is a 5 minute easy walk from El Tunco (El Tunco and Sunzal beaches are essentially the same beach)


El Tunco is about 5 hour drive from Antigua. Our private shuttle leaves every day from Antigua at 8am and we also have private transport options (from Antigua and Guatemala City).

It is about a 50 minute drive from San Salvador City / San Salvador Airport. We can pick you up at either location and bring you here.



Whether you are an experienced surfer, a beginner or just want to hang at the beach, from our base here in Antigua, we can offer you options to suit all budgets.

Packages can include transport, accommodation, meals, surfing/learn-to-surf/surf guide and other activity options with departure/return options from Antigua, Guatemala City and San Salvador.