Tamanique Waterfalls and Puerto de La Libertad
Tamanique Waterfalls are located 30 minutes away from El Tunco. There are 2 small pools where you can jump into the water. There are two big waterfalls where you can swim in the fresh and clean water from the mountains. To get here there is a short 40min hike down and then to go back its a very steep 1 hour, very hot and difficult hike, specially during rainy season. The 4th and last waterfall might not be accesible sometimes due to high risk of sliding down in rainy season. El Puerto de la Libertad is the local Pier where the fishmarket and the fishermen arrive from the ocean. This is the place to get fresh seafood. This tour will give you a very authentic feel of the salvadorean coast culture.
Pickup is at your hotel at 8:00 if you are in San Salvador or at 9am if you are in El Tunco. We drive to the Fishmarket to get the freshest fish available, we usually pickup a fresh red snapper and maybe some tuna or stingray and we take it back to our restaurant in front of the beach to have it prepared. Then we drive to Tamanique town, there are bathrooms here and a convenience store to get water and snacks. We walk aprox 40 minutes to the first pool, you can jump here as many times as you like, the second pool is right next to this one. Both pools have a height of around 3 to 8 meters, jumping is optional. The Natural waterslide is here as well, and if the current is good you can slide here. Then we walk 10 to 20 minutes to the next 2 waterfalls. The way back is steep and many times you will need to use your hands to climb up. It takes aprox 50 minutes to get back to the main plaza. Then we drive 30 minutes to have our lunch in front of the beach. The baked fish is served with rice, tortillas and salsa. There are vegetarian and vegan options available. We drive you back to your hotel around 3-4pm.