A new boutique beachfront hotel is set to open in El Salvador at the end of September. Called Acantilados, which translates to “cliff,” the new, 19-room property is located on the beach in La Libertad.
The design of the new hotel is billed as an avant-garde combination of luxury and nature, with all of the guestrooms facing the sea, and many of the meeting rooms offering ocean views as well. Accommodations come in three categories: a Single Superior Room with one king bed, a Double Superior Room with two queen beds and an Imperial Suite with one king bed. All room rates include breakfast for two.
There are two restaurants on property. FAUSTO, which specializes in seafood, is an outdoor venue with a deck over the hill that provides a direct view of the ocean. The international menu also includes appetizers, soups, pizza, sushi, ceviche, desserts and natural and tropical beverages. The restaurant seats approximately 200 guests. There is also El Casco, a restaurant set in a colonial house at the hotel’s entrance that serves Salvadorean cuisine, including pupusas (considered the national dish of El Salvador), tamales, quesadillas and nuegados. El Casco, which opened in July, only offers service on weekends fro 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Other amenities include a mixology bar that spreads over two levels and a terrace, serving national and international drinks and specializing in “macerados” – fruit beverages that are described as like mojitos, but nonalcoholic and with mineral water. There are also two pools, including an infinity pool with a pool bar right on the cliff’s edge, as well as a coffee shop and a 24-hour gym with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean.
Guests at the hotel can participate in a number of activities, including a pupusa making workshop held on Saturday and Sundays (reservations required), and surf lessons held on a nearby beach.
For destination weddings, the hotel has an on-site chapel that can accommodate up to 90 people. Weddings can also be held on the terrace, in both the terrace and the chapel, or in one of the property’s meeting rooms, which are air conditioned. When it opens the hotel will offer three different wedding menus.