Santos Marina and Surf Island
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Surf, community, quite a few bars and four small restaurants in two villages with 111 families separated by a five mile dirt road on a beach island surrounded by mangrove forest, clean drinking water and let time stop while you sing and dance with the sun and moon. If you surf, yogi it up, or just want to connect with others in a budding community with children running free you have found your island home. We are safe and secluded and the fire of intrigue is attracting a positive and mindful crowd. If you are a backpacker and want to get away from the norm and gain awareness from a spiritual atmosphere we are the place for you. If you a surfer and hate crowds we are certainly the spot you have been looking for; we have a fast A framing beach break wave with a deep pit, best at high tides with mixed swell.
Under an hour from SAL airport take Uber or a taxi to Costa Del sol Blvd, at the end is "la Puntilla" where the road ends and a beach peninsula has boat taxis, on the left. Available till dusk, these boats go to Tasajera for about five bucks and you ll be on the island in ten minutes. A forty minute walk on the only dirt road to Colorada, or six minutes on a few dollar old truck taxi just ask for a Shane and Santos's place. We have an acre property with a wooden dock and you may feel like you have traveled backwards through time. Get here, get a beer and find your place in the sun with us. We have newly made hostel bunks or stay on the boat which has three bunks for coed sleeps.
Currently we are made of two families, one indigenous El Salvadorian family, and Rebecca and I, a married American couple. After sailing a boat into the river estuary I met Santos and invested in his marina. He is my best friend, and within six months of meeting, together, we bought a good size property on the island. We host well from under a week to longer, more permanent, stays and welcome any volunteers who keep positivity as a frame of mind.
Once on the island we provide rice and beans and sometimes bread. For better food choices there are small grocery stores owned by neighbors where most all needs can be met including meat, fruit and veggies, beans and bread, sweets and drinks.