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Waterfront Villa in Playa El Tunco

Bedrooms 2
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront villa with pool and 2 fully equipped kitchens.

This waterfront villa in Playa El Tunco has 2 beautiful rooms, each with full kitchen, bathroom, AC, surround sound stereo and premium bedding and linens. In the waterfront area we have an infinity pool and a spacious deck with hammocks and lounge furniture. Between the two rooms, there are a total of 6 beds (4 full-sized beds and 2 twin beds), 2 bathrooms, and 2 kitchens. There are 3 beds in each room for a total of 6 beds. For larger groups we do have extra mattresses that can be provided.

From this villa, you'll listen to the waves break in front of the oceanfront deck, and our infinity pool, and are just steps away from the waves. Its also just a short walk down the beach or the main street to all the vibrant food & beverage available in El Tunco! One of the best aspects of the Balancé property is that we are close enough to walk to all of the restaurants and bars in the area, but far enough away that any parties or loud music from bars will NEVER disturb a perfect night of rest. Unlike the other hotels in the area, from our property you here the sound of waves crashing at night, not loud music from bars!!

It takes about 3-4 minutes to walk to anything in town. You can walk via the beach or the main street, which is well lit, secure, and safe to walk at night.

We have high speed wi-fi internet throughout the property.

Another unique aspect of our property is the world-class yoga studio on its premises. We have classes available at great prices including, drop-in, 3-day and week passes.


Each room comes with TV with DVD, surround-sound speakers, wi-fi internet, dining table and chairs, keyless entry locks, SAFE for valuables, walk-in closet and ample storage space for your belongings. The kitchens include all the essentials: Refrigerator, Stove & Oven, French Press & Coffee grinder, Pots & Pans, plates, cups, mugs, cutlery, cooking accessories, blender, and a citrus juicer. The deck area has an infinity pool and additional relaxing areas including a comfortable sofa and chairs, a coffee table, and places to swing in hammocks and just relax.

Please note: We do NOT have cable TV. But the TVs are equipped with HDMI input and the HDMI cable you can connect your device to stream any type of entertainment that you desire.

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El Tunco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each apartment has a private, spacious bathroom with exellent lighting and beautiful tile and stone accents, thoughtfully planned spaces, storage, and outlets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Each separate apartment has three beds, so there a total of 6 beds. Each apartment has 2 full sized beds and one twin bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Villa in Playa El Tunco
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back for another stay! The apartment is located right on the edge of the charming little town of El Tunco and less then a minute walk from the awesome surf wave La Bocana! There are also two other great waves to choose from minutes walking away. From the first communications with Adrian (owner) he was always very easy to deal with and accommodated any request we had. We stayed in each of the apartments and they were both very comfortable, clean and modern. You have all the furnishings you would find in a new apartment, tv, stereo & AC. Fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook or you can hire a private chef to come cook for you, he goes by the nickname "The Chef". Adrian can connect you with him and he cooks some really amazing meals! (Recommended). There are also tonnes of great restaurants minutes walk away and the welcome book has them all listed out. The beds are comfortable and the configurations work if you are some surf buddies, solo traveller or couple. Need surf lessons, ask Adrian to connect you with Bamba! He had my wife going from 1-2ft waves to carving 5-6ft waves in a week! He taught her how to read the ocean and position herself so she could pop right up and rip! The nicest guy in El Tunco! (Recommended). In need of a driver? that also takes surf photos...Adrian can connect you with that too, he goes by the nickname Gorilla and knows all the secret surf spots and will take great photos of you ripping, (Recommended). There is also a beautiful yoga studio on the property with daily classes. This was our first time to El Salvador and we both fell in love with it! The local people are so friendly and we didn't feel in danger once! Don't believe what the western media tells you about El Salvador! Like anywhere, be a smart traveller and you will have the time of your life her! Nothing but good vibes and endless waves!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It's a very good location - quiet and peaceful with lots of open space yet you can walk up the street a couple of hundred yards and you're in the middle of the happening scene. You can walk down the street or use the backyard as a way to the beach and either way end on the cute little main street. It never rained when i was there but if it had then the huge porch area would have been utilize for just more then an escape from the sun. bring movies or your netflix account. I never felt my safety was compromised. The place was clean. The caretaker was available and helped very quickly when I lost the key. All in all a great experience. You have to see the beach caves which are just ten minutes away and do the hike to the waterfall. If you can't surf yet - the instructors will have you going in no time.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC Canada

Awesome place with very friendly people!

  • 5 of 5

My pal and I stayed here in the beginning of November 2015. The suite was as advertised, no surprises, very clean and modern. The suite is about a 2 minute walk to the surf and a 5 minute walk to the center of town. Being a few minutes away from the center of town turned out to be a really great idea, on the weekends the bars get pretty loud, however Balance suite was very quiet and peaceful. The owner Adrian was a great host, setting us up with an awesome surf guide, Pedro the savage! I didn't get a chance to do any Yoga but there was daily classes that looked well put on. All in all it was a really relaxing and safe experience, would recommend it to anybody.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, great people!

  • 5 of 5

This place is modern and located very close to the bars, shops and the beach. Very helpful group, from booking to sight seeing. Thank you for showing us a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Balance Yoga resort is AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! View of the waves with 5 minute walk to beach. Great accommodations with A/C and an awesome tiled rooms. Management is very accommodating and helpful finding tour guides, pointing out destinations, or whatever you need!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Best place in town

  • 5 of 5

I did a good amount of looking for a sweet place to stay in El Tunco and I'm glad I chose Balance! The place has a great layout and is very clean. It is also on the riverfront, which has a cooler breeze off of it than anywhere else in town. You can WALK to four or five different surf spots in a matter of minutes. There are great yoga lessons with the best facility around. The yoga studio is seriously nicer than the ones I go to in San Diego. It's also nice that it is a quick walk to all the restaurants and bars, but is far enough from any noise so I can get some rest for the surf tomorrow morning!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adrian Wigston
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Adrian Wigston

As the owner and founder of Sunzal Surf Company, I could probably write a small novel about this whole experience. What I can tell you is that El Salvador changed my life in a profound way. The great surf, the delicious food, and the amazing friends I’ve met down here have all shaped me into the person I am today. My only hope is that through this awesome service, we can share some of that stoke with you.

We started offering trip advice and reservations back in 2005 when I was in my early years of surfing in El Salvador. Over the years, our dream of offering a great travel service morphed into a resort of our own: The Balancé Yoga Retreat.

Through this retreat, at Balancé we're able to offer premier accommodations, world-class yoga space, and still enjoy all of the amazing surfing and adventure that our customers have enjoyed over the past 12 years with our partner company, Sunzal Surf Co.

We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’re still here, and committed to being your expert on the ground. Just let us know how we can make your trip to El Salvador a great one, and we’ll get it done.

Ours is a team effort, and our guides like Gorilla, Makoi, Bamba, and Shark will take care of you in style. Our admin team is professionally trained, and you’ll feel confident from the beginning that you signed up with the pros.

Thank you for considering Balancé Yoga Retreat and I hope to see you soon.

Adrian Wigston

Founder & President

Adrian Wigston purchased this villa in 2006

Why Adrian Wigston chose El Tunco

This is one of the ONLY private villa rentals you can get in El Salvador that is actually walking distance to the surf. All of the private villas and houses in this area tend to be in gated communities that require renting a vehicle in order to get to the waves, restaurants, and activities.

If you are looking to fly in, and have premium accommodations with your own kitchen, pool, and be able to walk to everything, this is your spot!

What makes this villa unique

- Full en-suite kitchens

- Infinity pool and private deck

- World Class Yoga Studio on-site

- Great selection of board rentals

- Private villa setting exclusive to your group

- Walking distance to the waves

- Walking distance to food & nightlife


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
San Salvador International Airport
Nearest Beach
Playa El Tunco


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates vary by headcount. Rates are for the ENTIRE property, exclusive rental for your group, which includes 2 separate rooms. The base rate is $180 + tax + VRBO Service fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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