Malecon of Puerto de La Libertad

La Libertad port has played a major role in El Salvador’s history. It was a mayor trading port during colonial time, but nowadays is mostly a place for local fishermen and tourist to meet, mostly in the area of “El Malecón” where the pier, shops and restaurants are located.

Port of La Libertad is the starting point for surfing fans. It has been home to major surfing championships from Central and Latin America. It is also the place where Salvadorans (mostly from the capital) meet to enjoy traditional seafood.

Where to eat:

If you are planning a day trip to La Libertad we recommend “The Gourmet Plaza”, located in the famous “Malecón of La Libertad”. Recently renovated, the plaza includes 15 restaurants with the high standards of quality. Prices range from US$ 8.00 to US$ 10.00.  Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Where to stay:

There are a few family-oriented restaurants that provide accommodation. If traveling on a budget you will find several hostels.

How to get there:

If traveling by car, take the road to “El Obispo” just as you enter La Libertad. You may park your vehicle in the parking lot assigned by the municipality (US$ 0.50,  hours from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm) or at El Malecón Complex ($ 0.50 hours: 8:00 am until 5:00 pm).

Bus routes available:

The route to take: 80 AB, 112 LL and 102 having their way from the city of Puerto de La Libertad Sunzal Izcanal, Majahual, San Blas, Charcón, San Diego and Ticuiziapa. The fare varies up to $ 0.75.


Inside the Gourmet Plaza you will find a Tourist Assistance Office, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and CORSATUR where you can get maps, guides and information for FREE.

Hours: 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Saturday: 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

Tourist Assistance Hotline: (503) 2346-1634

Additional information

Satellite location of the spring:

Elevation: 26 feet

N: 13 ° 29,163 ‘

WO: 89 ° 19,155 ‘


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