SABAS Beach Resort

SABAS Beach Resort

Carretera Litoral Km. 39 Playa San Blas, La Libertad CA El Salvador
View of pool from room - pool area needs updating
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Work in Progress- Renovations over outdoor dining area along the beach
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SABAS Beach Resort is an excellent choice for travellers visiting La Libertad, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at SABAS Beach Resort provide air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at SABAS Beach Resort guests have access to room service and baggage storage. You can also enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at SABAS Beach Resort.

While staying at SABAS Beach Resort, visitors can check out Malecon Puerto de la Libertad (2.8 mi), which is a popular La Libertad attraction.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Poolside bar
Beach
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Carretera Litoral Km. 39 Playa San Blas, La Libertad CA El Salvador
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rosey1312 wrote a review Apr 2024
New York City, New York33 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The reviews I read were pretty spot on. It has great potential but needs some work to bring up to the standard of the other similarly priced hotels. They should put a sign in the lobby to go to the bar for check in and check out. Would recommend settling your bill day before you leave.

On the positive side a very large room with great air conditioning and the large TV worked very well. The room had a very large fridge and freezer with a microwave - no cutlery or plates etc. The hotel is just beside the beach.

Somewhat spotty WiFi. The swimming pool area could do with being updated and cleaned. Service at restaurant not fast. Breakfast was ok. Parking person and cleaning lady were lovely.
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Date of stay: April 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Check in is past the pool at the bar. If you have breakfast included make sure to have that info...
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Giovanny R wrote a review Mar 2023
57 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Small place, nobody was at the lobby for check in but knowing is El Salvador I was not expecting much. Expensive Hotel room, like I said the swimming pool is small and the sitting area is small also. We had such a terrible time ordering food, we order twice and had to canceled due to the slow service. We ended up going to sunset park for dinner. We had breakfast at the hotel and it was good. The only positive thing I have to say us that our room had two king beds with air-condition.
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Date of stay: March 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tom L wrote a review Feb 2020
San Salvador, El Salvador7 contributions
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great little hotel at the very end of the San Blas strip, with a surprisingly good menu (great seafood).

$106 with tax for two queen beds, AC, Cable, etc.

Nice pool area and easy access to the beach. Knowledgeable staff and secure premises.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elvia N wrote a review Jan 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan31 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this hotel the same day I got to San Blas via Expedia, when I arrived, the receptionist informed me that they didn’t have any more rooms. In a very rude and uncaring way she told that I had to call Expedia CS for help and walked away.
I was on the phone trying to get a room for almost two hours, receptionist kept on chatting with her co workers outside the reception area. They tried to contact her but she wouldn’t pick up the phone.
After 2 hours of waiting, she told me that the manager called her and we could go to another hotel.
3 hotels later, we found a place to sleep in. It was too late to do anything.
Awful place.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jennifer L wrote a review Apr 2015
Mexico City, Mexico23 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I should start by saying that I really cannot recommend this place enough! If you are planning a trip to the beautiful black sand beaches of the Pacific in El Salvador, you should be staying at SABAS beach resort! I booked with them because the of the great reviews on tripadvisor and the affordable prices, and I am so glad I did! Armin, the owner, was one of the best hosts I have ever met. My boyfriend and I were looking for a nice beach front hotel, where we could spend a relaxing Semana Santa vacation, and we found it! Upon arrival to San Salvador on the King Quality bus, we were greeted by a driver that Armin helped us arrange ahead of time. This driver then took us directly to the hotel (about an hour drive). When we arrived the staff of SABAS was right there greeting us, and taking our bags to the desk to help us get checked in.

Our room was extremely spacious, and well lit. We had a TV, great AC, and Internet access (although it was much better speed if we sat in the main bar/restaurant area near the lobby). There were two nightstands, with two bedside lamps, a ceiling fan, a couple of chairs in the room, a large bathroom (two sinks and a long countertop!), big clean hot shower, a several drawers and shelves, and a big comfy King bed! We had plenty of room to spread out and unpack, which is always so nice when staying someplace for a week.

The hotel has a great pool area, with lots of lounge chairs, and freshwater showers, and clean bathrooms. The pool is super clean and a great temperature! Next to the pool area is the beachside restaurant area, with an amazing view and great breeze up in the second floor champa. We had lunch and dinner up on that balcony most days, and one afternoon, when we were a bit sunburnt and wanted to stay in the shade, Armin and his staff even let us move a table and put lounge chairs up there to relax! I can't say enough how well taken care of we were! :)

Directly outside the restaurant and pool area is a well groomed private beach spot in the sparkly black sand with more lounge chairs and tables if you wanted to order a snack or drink there. We sat out on the sand in front of our spot and ordered a delicious Piña Colada or two. When you go, be sure to try them! Then, if you want to walk an additional 20 steps past the property line, you'll be in the damp sand with the giant waves of the pacific rolling up to you. The beach is so close!

In addition to the amazing layout of the place, which the pictures do not do justice, the service was the model of luxury. The entire staff was friendly, helpful, and after a week we were really sad to say goodbye to them! They kept in touch with our activities, and always asked how our vacation was going. They wouldn't let us do anything for ourselves, insisting we are there to relax. Even when they were super busy (we were there over Semana Santa), they were smiling and polite.

Further praise for SABAS is their food! We chose to do the all inclusive package, and it was a great deal! I have done a few all inclusive things before, that have so many restrictions you find yourself wishing you'd decided to just order a la carte. But that was NOT the case here!!! It was such a simple and relaxed way to vacation here, and the menu was varied and all of it was delicious! We chose the fish ceviche every day (it was the best I've ever had!), the hamburgers were huge and delicious, the pasta was yummy, and the seafood was so fresh! They have a nice variety of local dishes, seafood dishes, American dishes, etc. It is all good. You can't go wrong! I have a dairy allergy and it is sometimes annoying for restaurants when I order, and try to modify things, but they were quick to pick up on my restrictions, and were able to make lots of substitutions or changes to suit me. They were very flexible, and everything was made so fresh and tasty!

As far as location is concerned, SABAS is in Playa San Blas which is a 5-6 min ($5 taxi one way, or a cheaper public ruta bus that doesn't run after 6pm or so) drive from El Tunco. It is between La Libtertad and El Tunco. This is not a walking road, even if it could be walking distance. The only reason I mention this, here, is because my boyfriend and I were looking for a relaxing, laid back beach resort. If you want the night time scene of El Tunco while visiting, it is easy to pop over for the night and have a few drinks. If you anticipate spending all your time there, then be aware you'll take a cab/bus every day to town. Personally, I felt staying in El Tunco would have been noisy, and a bit more crowded, with more of a backpacker feel. I very much enjoyed our comfy, quiet, more secluded beach stay in San Blas.

Overall, SABAS beach resort is an amazing hotel, excellent value for the money, friendly genuine staff, delicious food and drink, really wonderful Owner, and most importantly, quiet, wonderful, beautiful relaxing beach! I would recommend it to anyone, and I would stay there again in a heartbeat if I should return to La Playa San Blas! :) Thanks Armin, and everyone else at SABAS!!
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from aalfa467, Manager at SABAS Beach Resort
Responded 29 Jun 2015
Thank you so much!! We all are very glad to know that you guys had a great stay. We appreciate and are very thankful for choosing us as one of your preferred destination All the best.....we have to see you again some time in the future Armin
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Alicia C wrote a review Aug 2012
Elgin, Illinois22 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff was nice and helpful. The hotel itself was very pretty and simple. 
But there are three big problems:  1.  If you do not have a car you are trapped at the hotel. Except for the guy next door in a pick up truck who will take you to town for $5 each way (5km away).  2. The internet in the hotel barely worked. We had three different devices that could not maintain the signal in the room or outside by the pool. Upon contacting the owner he said they have never had problems. We switched rooms to try and get a better signal. NOTHING!  Very frustrating. 3.  Management: the professionalism was that of a 5-year old child. They over charged us for waters that they charged to the room, on a day we went to another beach. Make sure you sign or get a receipt for everything. After proving that we did not order the waters she took it off the bill. When we tried to leave, she would not allow the security guard ( who had the key) to open the gate to the beach (@11AM!) and forced us to walk around the hotel, like a pouting child.   The sad thing is the staff was incredibly nice & helpful. But the lack of professionalism ruined the image of the hotel for us. 

Be careful and aware of what you order/spend. 
No where do they say they include a tip charge to your final bill. We had been tipping the staff the entire time!
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Date of stay: August 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check WI-FI signal! Connection lost easily.
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Elizabeth R wrote a review Dec 2012
Genoa,Illinois1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I really like the view of the hotelThe problem with the hotel is!They don't have a phone in the room! No hair dryer!They don't have a iron for ironing wrinkled clothes! expensive food! expensive water .. No coffee machine!they sell the coffee!And the Ice too!..
If you have friends,they can't come to your room How pathetic!..I stayed for two weeks it was the first time I bring my husband and my two girls! And I need ice to keep my baby milk bottle cold they charge me for the ice!They don't even give you free ice! Please before you go there check all the reviews!,don't let them fool you!!!
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Date of stay: July 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Keep looking for better hotels I know the beautiful country have much more option in hotels..
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Response from aalfa467, Owner at SABAS Beach Resort
Responded 13 Dec 2012
Greetings from Sunny El Salvador! I am very disappointed to see that you still carry this on your shoulder. While your last and only stay with us was last August, this is the second bad review you and your wife write about our beautiful resort. I still remember your beautiful family of 5 staying in one of our rooms. At that point everything was fine until you guys were trying to sneak in 6 other family members to stay in the same room……this is a security issue, and I am so sorry that we were not able to accommodate your wife’s request. As you stated, there are other nearby hotels where you can stay in your next visit to El Salvador. It all comes down to what it that you are looking for. The market is pretty big and we get to pick and choose, base in our needs and desires. Our goal as a hotel is to make sure that each of our hotel guests have a very memorable lodging experience. Privacy, security, cleanliness, and Food Safety are our number one priorities as a hotel, and it can never be compromised. We, at SABAS Beach resort very proudly hold the Trip Advisor best Beach resort within the area. This is due to the endless efforts from our front runner employees that display very genuine hospitality skills, as part of our resort culture is to go above and beyond to take care of our guest needs. Thank you for your business and feedback, and wish you all the best to you and rest of the family. Kind regards, Armin
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Ruth W wrote a review Mar 2015
2 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed for a weekend in Feb 2015. We felt well cared for by the friendly staff. All our needs were immediately seen to and many other delights were showered on us. When the owner found out I love coconuts he had his staff pick one from a tree and prepare it for me. He also provided a special seafood dish one night when he learned of my love for fresh seafood.
The room was clean and neat. Simply appointed but who needs a fancy room when you have a lovely pool and beautiful beach at your footsteps. Beds were firm and comfortable.
We so enjoyed our stay and hope to return with our kids in the future.
We live in the US and my husband travels globally for work and Sabas pleasantly met our expectations. Do not be wary of staying here. We also did the all-inclusive plan and were pleased with the food.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from aalfa467, Manager at SABAS Beach Resort
Responded 14 Mar 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words. It really was a great pleasure having you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you soon again! All the best, Armin
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zero_vacca wrote a review Mar 2015
1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't say enough great things about the service, rooms were clean and comfortable, right on the beach, very secure. Loved my stay..Great location for surfing, the all inclusive package is a great bargain.. food is always freshly cooked and tasty. Will definitely be returning soon
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from aalfa467, Manager at SABAS Beach Resort
Responded 14 Mar 2015
Hello gain!! nice to hear from you again. we really hope to see you guys gain! I am so glad to know that you guys had a wonderful time. Please give my best regards to all your friends.....hopefully we will see you guys again in your next visit to Sunny San Blas. Again, thank you! Armin
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pumaArcata wrote a review Apr 2014
arcata ca11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed staying here during Semana Santa; we had a mountain view which was cheaper but it was quieter and pleasant. Staff were helpful, respectful, kind. Good hot water, toiletries provided, wifi worked well. We enjoyed dining on the second floor of the restaurant overlooking the ocean. Very very clean beach and clean hotel. Highly recommended. Right on the beach, lovely!
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Mountain side on second floor was quiet restful.
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Answer from A A
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Mil disculpas por habernos tardado mas de lo esperado. Desafortunadamente tuvimos unos problemitas de tecnologia el cual nos atraso corresponder a tiempo. La tarifa seria de $116 por noche, por habitacion. Gracias
Answer from bmab1
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
Buen día Será un placer poderles asistir con este evento. Favor de enviar las fechas, y cualquier otra información del evento para yo poderles enviar la cotización Enviar los datos a nuestro correo electrónico . Gracias
Answer from aalfa467
Buen dia! Tenemos un consume minimo de $12 por persona adulta. Podria vivitarnos desde las 8 am hasta las 6 pm.. No permitimos alimentos o bebidas que no sean de nuestro establecimiento. Gracias
Answer from aalfa467
Buen día Daniela, y gracia por preferirnos. Si realizamos este tipo de eventos. Favor de enviarme su correo electrónico para poder enviarle la cotización. Gracias, y que tenga un buen fin de semana Armin
rosey1312 wrote a tip Apr 2024
New York City, New York33 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check in is past the pool at the bar. If you have breakfast included make sure to have that info to hand. Fix bill for food night before. "
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RaquelKoranda wrote a tip Aug 2017
Chicago, Illinois31 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The second and third floors have the best views"
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Warren J wrote a tip Mar 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views are on the second floor."
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angelarK8845KX wrote a tip Jan 2017
Milledgeville, Georgia86 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"they are all great as there are only 12 rooms"
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Vilma H. wrote a tip Jul 2015
Boston, Massachusetts7 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very small resort and there is no nightlife or activities."
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S$156 - S$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about SABAS Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to SABAS Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa El Tunco (2.1 km), Malecon Puerto de la Libertad (4.7 km), and El Sunzal (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at SABAS Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at SABAS Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at SABAS Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to SABAS Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cadejo Brewing Company, Beto's, and Cafe Sunzal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at SABAS Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at SABAS Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does SABAS Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is SABAS Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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