Tamanique Waterfalls, everything you need to know about this place.

Stunning views & refreshing dips in crystal-clear waters.

Enjoy a half day tour hiking the Tamanique falls through the rainforest, an intermediate hike for adventure seekers.

Enjoy a half day tour hiking the Tamanique falls through the rainforest, an intermediate hike for adventure seekers.

Tamanique falls

Day tours departing from El Tunco, Zonte (surf city area) or San Salvador. Free hotel/Airbnb pick up and drop off

About this tour


Tamanique Waterfalls, the perfect break for El Tunco’s hot weather, located at 600 meters above the sea level and just 30 minutes away from the beach town is the perfect destination for a half day tour.

Tamanique is surrounded by hills that connects to the Pacific ocean which gives a nice weather and perfect views of the beach area.

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This area is very characteristic because of its green hills and corn plantations, the name of the town means The Taken Land.

The Tamanique Waterfalls is a complex of 4 waterfalls, where you can jump off from 3 of them, the fourth and final one is 50 meters in height, there is a nice mini lagune where you can swim and relax watching the water come from the top of the hill.

During the visit to the amazing waterfalls, we check the park and catholic church as well. 

Origin of Tamanique

Its origins go back to pre-Hispanic times, as it was populated by Mayan and Pipil groups. By the year 1740 it had about 120 inhabitants dedicated to raising chickens and crops of corn, cotton, cocoa, and balm in small quantities.

By 1770, according to Pedro Cortés y Larraz, he belonged to the parish of Ateos and about 160 people lived there. In the year 1807, Antonio Gutiérrez y Ulloa refers to Tamanique as a town of Indians.

In the Republican era it belonged to the department of San Salvador (1824-1835), Cuscatlán (1835-1842), and again San Salvador since 1842. By the year 1860 its population was estimated at 212 inhabitants and had remarkable production of balsam and cocoa.

Tamanique became part of La Libertad department in 1865.

Tamanique Waterfalls awaits for you every day to enjoy and live an extreme experience with Tunco Life.

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Tour Highlights

  • Waterfalls
  • Sightseeing
  • Wild life
  • Tropical forest


Pick up time

  • From El Tunco, Zonte,  Surf City area: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • From San Salvador City: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Drop off

  • In El Tunco, Zonte,  Surf City area: 4 hours after the pick time.
  • In San Salvador City: 5 hours after the pick time.

Meeting point

Free hotel or Airbnb pick up.

Day tours departing from El Tunco, Zonte (surf city area) or San Salvador includes a free hotel or Airbnb pick up and drop off.


  • Private tour
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Transportation with air conditioning
  • Free pick up and drop off at hotel or Aibnb
  • All entrance fees

What do I need to bring?

  • At least 1 litre of water
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather appropriate apparel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Full charged phone or camera.


  • Meals are not included
  • Tips (optional)

From $50.00

Per person

Why you'll love this trip:

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