HIKE ACTIVE VOLCANO ILAMATEPEC AND IZALCO

 

Hiking Ilamatepec volcano, also known as Santa Ana, is a top destination: it is the tallest volcano in El Salvador and one of the most active in the country with beautiful sights to the surrounding volcanoes, lake and valleys with diverse crops.
The massive crater is more than 2,380 meters high. The last eruption of this volcano was just few years ago. Today the volcano has five craters, one inside the other, and a depth of around 300 meters. A from the rim you have a great sight to the sulfuric acid lagoon below.
Along the trail you cross through different environments. From cloud forest to blank plains this volcano is habitat for hundreds of species of ild flora and fauna.
The hike to this volcano has a medium difficulty level. You can check data and details here

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ECLECTIC AND VIBRANT, SAN SALVADOR CITY

Discover the secrets of this modern and contrasting city located in the heart of El Salvador. San Salvador is one of the fastest growing metropolis in Central America with a population of 1.9 million people. Here you’ll experience the vibrant and sometimes eclectic downtown area, called “El Centro”, with all it’s colorful street vendors marketing their wares.
A landmark in he city is San Salvador Metropolitan Cathedral where the great leader of human rights Archbishop Oscar Romero rest.
You’ll experience the bustling plazas of downtown with it’s historical buildings and monuments commemorating great influential and historical figures and events.

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SUCHITOTO, PLACE OF FLOWERS AND BIRDS

No, it’s not Japanese. The name Suchitoto actually comes from the native Nahuat language that means “Place of flowers and birds”. What was one of the most important indigo trade centers of the world, cultural capital of the country and later on a scene of some fierce fighting during the Civil War years, today, with it’s colonial style architecture, old houses with red roof tiles and cobblestone streets, Suchitoto has emerged as a center  for the arts hosting galleries, exhibits and world class music and arts festivals.
Located along the shores of Suchitlán lake, the only man-made lake in El Salvador with a stunning beauty.

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BEACH DAY AT EL TUNCO OR COSTA DEL SOL

Set on the slopes of Cordillera del Bálsamo La Libertad beaches is a series of dark volcanic sand coastline with great views, surfing, gastronomy and laid back atmosphere where life a beach!

Watch the traditional fishermen as they arrive with the catch of the day at the peer and visit their colorful fish market at El Muelle de La Libertad. Take a walk at El Malecón del Puerto. Taste the seafood specialties with a cold coconut as you hear the waves crashing or ride them at El Tunco beach. Or just take a sunbath and swim the warm Pacific Ocean waters watching the pelicans flying nearby at El Sunzal.

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UNESCO SITE JOYA DE CERÉN & SAN ANDRÉS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARKS


Joya de Cerén is a snapshot of the life of a Mayan community buried in volcanic ash during an eruption.
Around the year 590 A.D. a quiet village was surprised by an eruption from a nearby volcano. The villagers escaped leaving behind almost everything while more than 20 feet of volcanic ash entombed the region. Unique in Mayan World and one of the most important archeological sites in El Salvador. Also known as the Americas Pompeii is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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HIKING IN EL IMPOSIBLE NATIONAL PARK

In 5,000 hectares, El Imposible National Park is home to over 400 species of trees. The Ceiba and Ojuste  are a few of the largest and as the park guides will point out many of the plants and trees have medicinal uses.
It is estimated there is between 5,000 and 6,000 species of butterflies. Also armadillos, wild boars, ocelots, white tailed deers, ant eaters and an occasional puma can be spotted in the park.
El Imposible is habitat to a reported 285 species of birds including the magnificent Rey Zope (King Vulture).
The terrain of the park is very steep but has a substantial network of trails that should satisfy any avid hiker.

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