Tamanique Waterfalls: A refreshing hiking adventure close to El Tunco Beach

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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.

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. 

Meeting point:

We meet at the Tunco Life office or at your hotel/hostel (Including San Salvador). Make sure to be on time (preferably 15 minutes before departure)

Language spoken:

English

Duration:

4 hours of pure fun

Price:

Note: The price depends on the number of people participating in the tour.

Check the prices in the booking section on the right side of this page.

Don’t forget to bring: 

  • Comfortable shoes and outfit according to the weather
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses + hat
  • Fully charged phone or camera
  • A cheerful mood

Pick up from the beach area

If you are staying in El Tunco beach or nearby beaches we offer free pick up at your hotel/Airbnb place. 

Pick Up time: 9:00 am

Pick Up from San Salvador

A free pick up is available in any hotel or Airbnb location in San Salvador area.

Pick Up time: 8:00 am

Drop Off

We will drop you off at your hotel

Free cancelation 
Cancel your tour at least 24 hours before departure time and you will get a full refund.
However, if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity, there will be no refund possible.
 
Not showing up on time or wrong address provided
If you are not at the pick-up location on time or if the directions provided aren’t correct, you will have to buy a new ticket.
 
Note: If you change location let us know at least 12 hours before departure time. Feel free to drop us a message through WhatsApp or Instagram with your new directions so that we can change it on the list.
 

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Why book a tour with us?

  • Bilingual tour guides
  • Member of Tourism El Salvador
  • Available all year round!

What's included?

  • Professional driver
  • Brand new units with a/c 
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee tour & waterfalls 

Not included

  • Meals & drinks
  • Tips (optional)

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable outfit according to the weather
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • Fully charged phone or camera

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 23 hours or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is canceled 1 day or more before the event

Chasing Waterfalls in Tamanique

Tamanique Waterfalls are the perfect break for surfing waves or for the hot weather of El Tunco beach.

Located just 30 minutes away from El Tunco and with an altitude of 600 meters above the sea level, Tamanique welcome us with a nice temperature, cooler than El Tunco.

 

 

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.

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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