La Libertad & Playa El Tunco


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Malecón, Puerto de La Libertad, La Libertad beach, La Libertad seafood, La Libertad restaurants

La Libertad.On Saturday Kail and I finally ventured out to La Libertad and Playa El Tunco, a beach known for its seafood and surfing about 25 miles outside of San Salvador. We took advantage of the seafood, but not the surfing.We explored the fish market on the fishing pier at the Port of La Libertad, where stall after stall of fishermen are selling everything from shrimp to red snapper to huge stingrays. I really wish I took some photos of the market, but I wasn’t sure whether it would be a good idea to bring my big camera around with me. I had my iPhone and I was a little wary of waving that around as well. Maybe next time.Malecón, Puerto de La Libertad, La Libertad beach, La Libertad seafood, La Libertad restaurantsFried yucca topped with salty dried fish.We had lunch at El Camarón Cervecero at the Plaza Gastronómica del Malecón, a beachfront area with several restaurants that all had outdoor seating with beautiful views of the ocean. We got the fried yucca pictured above as an appetizer, then shared a huge plate of seafood that included fish ceviche and a hot dish of mixed calamari, shrimp, fish and other goodies.After lunch we drove a few minutes down the road to Playa El Tunco, home to Brew Revolution, El Salvador’s first American-style craft brewery. We first tried Brew Revolution’s beers at La Hola Beto’s, but it was nice to see the cerveceria itself.Malecón, Puerto de La Libertad, La Libertad beach, La Libertad seafood, La Libertad restaurants, brew revolution, el salvador beer, el salvador cerveceria, cerveza artesenalMalecón, Puerto de La Libertad, La Libertad beach, La Libertad seafood, La Libertad restaurants, brew revolution, el salvador beer, el salvador cerveceria, cerveza artesenalBrew Revolution.Kail had the Mercurio IPA and I had the Venus Wit. The brewery is located in a strip that has a lot of restaurants, bars and small hotels. We’re definitely planning a trip back, maybe overnight to check out some of the live music and nightlife. There are also surfing lessons, but I don’t know whether I’m brave enough for that.Have you ever been surfing?

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

2 thoughts on “La Libertad & Playa El Tunco

  1. Mike and I just went surfing on Hawaii, my second time (first time was when i was 18 so i did not remember a thing, it’s not like riding a bike) his first. He got hooked and went again the next day. Lets Skype soon! This weekend?

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    1. I am too scared to surf! I think I’m tapped out on adventures sports for now with that volcano run. 🙂 Maybe scuba up next.I’m going camping this weekend so I won’t really be around, maybe Sunday night but we’ll see. Keeping busy!

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