fbPunta Roca — Thermal
4+ nights
Nearest major airport
Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL)

Get your stoke meter pumping

"Stare at the best world-class wave in El Salvador from your bedroom window. These waves will have your stoke meter overflowing. The variety of breaks here offer a ton of options; some peeling and mellow, while others fast and hollow, with critical, adrenaline-boosting sections and long, clean lines."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

Here you'll be face-to-face with Punta Roca, El Salvador’s only world-class wave. The break wraps around a rocky point and is an intermediate to experienced surfer’s hollow dream. If you’re a little less experienced or feel like going for a mellower slide, La Paz is conveniently is a few short paddles inside, offering a gentler wave fun for any class of surfer. It will be hard to leave our front yard with endless waves steps away.

We're also happy to take you exploring. Surf guides and exclusive vehicles with access to our many accessible knowns and secret surf spots; many are only minutes away.

Head high surf is consistent from March to November, and waist to shoulder high surf is prevalent in the off-season months. Fun off-season swells are typical though, and conditions can be good to epic mixed in with great weather offshore winds, so keep an eye and track the surf for a last-minute getaway.

The lodge

Stare at the best world-class wave in El Salvador from your bedroom window. On your fully-guided surf tour, explore the moods and magnificence that is Punta Roca and get acquainted with its famed hollow, long lines. To the inside, La Paz awaits with friendly waves to accommodate every level of surfer, with dozens more exotic breaks available by transfer. We’ll take you to Sunzal, Mizata, K-59, El Zonte, and more.

Fall asleep to the ocean softly lapping against the shore. Pristine resort accommodations accompanied by fast Wifi make a peaceful haven for all - built for the solo enthusiasts, large groups, or corporate getaways, you’ll have the option to catch up on work or simply play all day. Be mesmerized by the surf and eat traditional Salvadorian meals from our exquisitely built La Terraza Restaurant, or jump over to Tsunami Bar and Grill and cool off with a drink in the refreshing beachside pool.

Not to be missed are nearby waterfalls, culture: filled marketplaces, and volcano tours. Our professional, patient guides are ready to lead the way to your El Salvador surf adventure.

Our property sits directly on the water along a walkable boardwalk from the pier to the point, where world-class surfing awaits. Within our hotel, we have two restaurants with unobstructed ocean views.

Sandwiched between our restaurants is our infinity pool where you can enjoy a cold beverage after a long day of adventuring and look out into unforgettable sunsets.


Getting there
Fly into El Salvador International Airport.

AST started on a surfing trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua, and the bright idea to open surfing resorts and hotels in these countries after a few amazing weeks of great waves. We partnered with some friends and our surf guide in Central America, which has been an amazing ride since 2009. As long-time surfers, it was an epic idea to leave the corporate world and use our expertise in logistics, sales, and the urge to travel to a new horizon in the hospitality world.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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What's included?
Round trip airport transfers for groups, bilingual surf guide, 2 surf boat trips, all meals, swimming pool, wifi.
What's not included?
Full bar available for additional fees.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
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Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
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If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
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Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.