El Salvador: Playa El Tunco

Supposedly one of the best beaches in El Salvador – Playa El Tunco – is indeed scenic with black sand pebbles and very impressive coastline. But the actual village is just a tourist trap/surf town, full of shops and a few dinky cafes along two streets. The beach itself has rough surf (as most of the Salvadoran beaches do) and a lot of trash and driftwood (perhaps a function of recent storms).