- When it comes to the conditions for surfing, the beach Barra de Santiago is an immense “beach break” meaning that depending on the places where the sandbanks are located and their shape, waves of different sizes, speed and height are formed. Although they are mostly fast waves, breaking to the right and left, with short , and sometimes with tunnels lines, they crash when they exceed 6 feet in height (2 meters).
There is at least one surf school here and are also other services that tourists can enjoy, such as boat rides through the estuary and mangroves, bird watching, crocodiles and alligators sight seeing, and water skiing.
The beach El Zapote, which is to the north of the beach La Barra de Santiago, stands out. A place where you can swim, practice scuba diving or freediving, also fishing from the coast and sailing. Seafood restaurants are also available which serve all kinds of dishes.
To get there from San Salvador, you must take the Pan-American Highway. Right before the road to Sonsonate, take the road to Acajutla and then exit to the road that takes you to La Hachadura border; shortly after, to your left, you will find a dirt road that leads to the town of La Barra de Santiago.