fbLos Mangos — Thermal
Accommodation
Private rooms
Duration
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL)

Surrounded by perfect waves

"Minutes away from the most famous surf breaks in El Salvador, you'll find our comfortable and luxurious suites and the best El Salvadorian experience out there. You will be surrounded by water in a blissfully remote place. Surf, relax and enjoy."

The surf

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The surf season in El Salvador is from May to October, what we also call the 'wet season' (south hemisphere winter). This is the season with the largest and most consistent swells, an average wave height of 6-12 ft, consistent swells, and cooler temperatures. Local storms are also more common, which means there’s a good potential for rain squalls in the afternoons.

Our summer, or 'dry season, is from November through April and the entire country's coastline, which faces south, is shadowed by northwest swells that originate in the North Pacific. That's considered our off-season, with offshore winds, sunny skies, and consistent surf. From our experience, you still can get fun and middle-size waves (especially in March and April). That is the time of year that the South Pacific is transitioning and we begin to see a marked increase in the size and frequency of storm activity, fueling an uptick in average surf.

Even the slowest months of the year, December and January can offer decent off-season swells. Those are the best months for beginners since it's when we have smaller waves, light winds, bright and sunny days, and cooler evenings and nights.

The lodge

Our hotel is located at a strategic point where you can find the best surf breaks in El Salvador. We have an infinity pool (with a special part for kids), comfortable chairs, and hammocks so you can enjoy the most breathtaking ocean views.

The on-site restaurant will blow your mind and you will find delicious dishes made first hand by a local chef with a mix of international cuisine, local flavors, tropical drinks, and full bar service. Regarding accommodation, we have 6 spacious and luxurious suites, with much comfort. Four rooms have ocean views with a private balcony and the other overlooking the garden.

Getting there
Fly to El Salvador International Airport. From that point, drive to our lodge. We could also arrange airport transfers for an... read more

Los Mangos

Leading trips since 2014
Esther Van Dort
Esther Van Dort
Esther Van Dort

Los Mangos opened its doors in May of 2014, operated by Epic Adventures Surfing. It was created to offer its customers the perfect place to stay which was successfully achieved because the hotel is located at a very strategic point that allows guests to be right next to the best-known waves in El Salvador (9km west of El Cuco beach at Los Mangos beach). As the only Eco Boutique Hotel in the area, you will find quality in every corner. It will give all guests that cozy and intimate feeling.

Enjoy the sunrise or the beautiful sunset at night with a nice sea breeze and spectacular ocean view. We assure you it will feel like you belong here, like the owner (Esther) felt when she was backpacking throughout Central America in 2004.

Esther was born in the Netherlands and discovered El Salvador on a backpacking trip in 2004. She fell in love with the country – and with a handsome Salvadoran- and came back to stay. Since then, she has been devoted to spreading the word about how marvelous El Salvador is and has become one of the most prominent tourism entrepreneurs in the country. Esther is the owner of Hotel Miraflores, Hotel Los Mangos, and Epic Surfing Adventures.

Languages: English; Spanish
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Questions?

What's included?
Breakfast, WIFI, daily housekeeping, on-site restaurant.
What's not included?
Airport transfers, lunch & dinner, surf lessons, surf rentals.
What should I bring?
A hat, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent. Remember you are closer to the equator and the sun can get very intense.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.
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