Benchmark DetailsDate: 05/10/2022Evaluator: Gerardo BolañosView Bio

Phone: +503 7744 1132
Playa El Zonte KM 53, CA-2 12, Chiltiupán, El Salvador

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Palo Verde Hotel
El Zonte, El Salvador
Live in Harmony With Nature

Palo Verde’s founders — a brother and sister from El Salvador — set out to build the most sustainable hotel in El Salvador at one of their most beloved beaches, El Zonte.

The hotel’s mission is to inspire change. They aim to bring the concept of ‘sustainable luxury’ to El Zonte by providing their guests with an unparalleled experience while minimizing the hotel’s environmental impact. The name “Palo Verde” hints at their dedication to preserving the beauty and health of the ocean. Feel free to ask the hotel’s owner, Camilo, about the origin story of the hotel and how it’s tied into the native tree near the pool.

The El Zonte pointbreak sits right out in front of the infinity pool and restaurant. Which reminds us, you should almost stay here just for the food because it’s that good! Locally sourced, organic, healthy, seasonal Salvadorian dishes are crafted daily by their incredible chef.

Once you’re fueled up, paddle out front to the right-hand point break or get a tour of the many other point breaks this stretch of volcanic coastline is known for. Get immersed in the culture by taking Spanish classes or simply relax with a massage or yoga class.

Rest easy in one of the various unique room layouts and feel good about where your vacation dollars are going as Palo Verde is one of the leaders in sustainability in the region!