The public beach access to El Sunzal, one of the most popular surf spots in El Salvador, has been closed by a local hotel.
Surf tourism can be a gold mine. In some places, hotels and hostels try to monopolize surf spots to collect all the potential revenue in the area.
“Last April month, Casa de Mar Hotel closed the public beach access road to Sunzal surf spot. The purpose is to monopolize the surf tourism in the area, by driving out of business the small hostels in second and third row,” explains Jorge Dominguez, from Naia-SUP, a local business.