Las Flores Resort, El Oriente Salvaje, El Salvador
Las Flores Resort
Playa Las Flores is a dramatic, natural cove, hemmed in by severe topography and dense tropical flora, a playful black sand beach bordering a cauldron of whitewater and waves detonating in the background, a throwback in time to a prehistoric vision of Central America where the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the charcoal sands of ancient volcanic outflows. Cast within this primordial setting, Las Flores Resort is an environmentally conscious hotel designed to have a minimal impact on the landscape and ecosystem. Designed by Salvadorian architect Rodrigo Barraza Dominguez, the resort is a juxtaposition of the jungle and the sea— a reconciliation between our primeval yearnings and modern addictions following sustainable development guidelines.
Las Flores Resort is located 2 hours East of El Salvador's Comalapa International Airport (SAL) in the municipality of El Cuco- a sleepy touristic and residential beach zone located approximately 45min drive from the departmental capital of San Miguel. The resort lies on a stunning 7-acre beachfront property directly in front of the famous surfing break of Las Flores.
The boutique hotel, opened in 2005, features 11 ocean-view guest suites with modern architecture and progressive design including (7) Jr. Suites and (4) 2-bedroom Suites. All suites are fully air-conditioned with luxury amenities. Current capacity is approximately 30 adult guests, however in the interests of sustainability the number of surf passes sold each week is limited to 20 or less.
El Salvador's East Coast
The East coast, contrary to belief, is not the Caribbean coast, in fact EL Salvador has no Caribbean coast only a Pacific coast. Because of the El Salvador coast's due south orientation the country is divided into 2 regions, "El Oriente", East, and "Occidental", West, a.k.a "La Libertad". The East coast of El Salvador gets the same swells as the West coast and La Libertad. These swells are generated by storms in the Southern Hemisphere and occur with regularity from March-November. Average wave heights are 4-7ft on the face, with bigger days to 8-12ft+ faces possible, and rarely if ever under 3 feet. The consistency is 90% or greater. December-February still breaks but is smaller, 2-4 ft mostly, with some days to around 5ft possible.
The main draw here are 5 righthand pointbreaks located along a 10 mile stretch of rugged, mountainous coastline. Most famous of the breaks are Las Flores and Punta Mango. Besides these 2 waves there are at least 3 other quality right points in the vicinity and several beachbreaks.
El Salvador has a dry season (Nov- Apr) and a wet season (May-Oct). One should not be deterred from traveling to El Salvador in the "Wet season". The majority of days in the wet season start out with sheet glass in the mornings and fair skies during most of the daytime with occasional afternoon and evening thunderstorms, and the wet season is generally when the surf is biggest and best and glassiest. The dry season, or "summer" (November-April), offers beautiful, sunny conditions and morning offshores with afternoon seabreezes typical and strongest from around January to March.
The water temperature is between 78F and 86F year-round. Unlike neighboring Nicaragua or Guanacaste, Costa Rica, El Salvador does not get the strong local offshores that cause upwelling, and El Salvador water temperatures are among the warmest in Central America. The air at the coast is hot and humid, in the 80's and low 90's generally. Strong sun protection is compulsory.
Hotel facilities include pool and sundeck, swim-up bar, jacuzzi, air-conditioned lounge, business center, outdoor lounges and hammocks, children’s playground, landscaped gardens and walking trails, surf shop, surf school, surfing and fishing panga fleet, oceanfront yoga deck and signature Las Flores SPA. Directly in front of the hotel is the Pacific ocean and one of the most beautiful black sand beaches in Central America.
On our very own beach you can partake in surfing for any level of ability at one of the premier breaks in Central America or swim in the frothing waves. Onsite activities include surfing lessons, surf tours, fishing, SPA treatments, yoga (prebooking required), couples honeymoon & romantic package, sun worshipping, and lots of R&R. Offsite tours include a variety of eco, cultural and city tours throughout El Salvador’s "Oriente" (the portion of the country east of the Rio Lempa)
Food & Beverage Service
Enjoy seaside dining at Restaurante Entre Cocos overlooking the waves. Serving only the freshest ingredients from the sea and the earth, the restaurant provides a diverse culinary experience including a-la-carte breakfast and lunch menus, set 3-course dinner menu with seafood, meat or vegetarian entrée selections, and theme buffets such as our seafood buffet and traditional Salvadorian night. Mangos Bar serves a selection of fruit smoothies, natural juices, energy and sports drinks in addition to a full bar service with domestic and international beers, wines, champagnes, and top shelf liquor selection.
Impeccable Guest Service
Our Las Flores Resort team spoils you with a high level of personal attention to provide you with a relaxing and rejuvenating experience—all for a tangible and down-to-earth economic value. Our bilingual management, front desk staff and surf guides are at your service to meet your every need while at Las Flores Resort.
Las Flores Hotel Amenities & Guest Services
|11 Ocean-view Suites including: (3)Standard Jr. Suites (2) 2-bedroom/1-bath Suites (3)Premium Jr. Suites (1) 2-bedroom/2-bath Premium Suite, (1)2/-bedroom/1-bath Premium Penthouse Suite, (1)Honeymoon Premium suite w/Private Jacuzzi|
|AC in all Suites||Designer bathroom w/hot water high pressure showers|
|31 inch Plasma TVs w/Sky Satellite HBO Plus Programming and DVD player in all Rooms||WIFI & Hardwired DSL internet|
|Direct Dial International telephone||Premium Suites amenities include: Upgraded room decor, upgraded bedding, minibar and superior ocean views|
|Daily maid service||Safe|
|Childcare & Nanny Services||Airport Shuttle Vans|
|Weddings||Corporate Meetings & Executive Retreats|
|Swimming Pool w/Sundeck||Air-Conditioned VIP Lounge & Bar|
|Outdoor Lounges and Hammocks||Infinity pool w/Swim-up Bar|
|Oceanfront Restaurant serving Continental Cuisine and Fresh Seafood||Landscaped gardens and walking trails on 7 acres|
|Jacuzzi (heated to 104F/40c)||Bilingual Front desk & Reception|
|Surf shop and surf school.||Yoga & meditation deck w/360 degree ocean and mountain views|
|Entertainment area w/regulation sized pool table and 42-inch Plasma TV w/Sky Programming & DVD||Panga fleet for Fishing and Surfing (3 boats w/70-130hp outboards)|
|Las Flores seaside SPA.||Business center|
|24 hour armed security|