El Zonte Travel Blog› entry 60 of 72 › view all entries
March 24th, 2007 – by: Higton
There is nothing at El Zonte bar a reef point break, a surf camp and a couple of restaurants - a wonderful place to spend a couple of days relaxing and having a go at the surf. Or not. Surfers note, there really aren't any boards to hire here, unless you like the cut-and-shut variety. So I wasn't really concentrating on what I was doing, wondering when this 9ft behemoth was going to snap under me. So I tried a couple of goes in the white water, when a large wave took me, I panicked, nose-dived and then got slammed really hard against the thankfully sandy bottom of the sea. I scared seven bells out of me, so I managed to get back on the shore, took the board back and sun-bathed instead. Which was fortuitous, as I ran into Genevieve and Carlos, a couple of really cool Canadians who I kept bumping into for the next week.
El Zonto is relatively expensive as a place, but it was quite beautiful and the drive along the Atlantic Highway to get there was extremely scenic. Apart from said Canadians, there weren't really many foreigners about. And given it was a weekend, lots of San Salvadoreans were down for a weekend party. Cool place.
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