TAMANIQUE WATERFALLS

On a glimpse

Distance walked: 3.5 Km / 2.2 Mi

Duration (actual walking time): ~ 1h30m

Ascent – Descent: 284 – 258 m / 932 – 846 ft

Elevation at start: 551 m / 1,808 ft

Lowest elevation: 345 m / 1,132 ft

Environment: some cobblestoned road, crops and forest down into the gore. Mostly shaded.

Highlights: ponds with cool waters to jump in.

Check map, route and more data here

Summary

This is a short drive followed by a short hike to a series of waterfalls in El Bálsamo Mountain Range. Fresh waters with ponds to jump in. The “shortest” is 8 mt. high and there’s few more even taller.

Perfect for a morning hike.

Mix and Match

Las Cascadas de Tamanique are located on a short distance from San Salvador and the beach! Find the activity to make your day double fun.

  • El Tunco beach Here you can mix hiking and beach in one day. Surfing lessons or practice available on request (El Zonte beach also available).
  • Feeling thirsty after the hike? Enjoy your lunch and taste authentic Salvadoran craft beer at Cadejo La Libertad. Here you can choose among many styles while watching the waves crash below you. And, yes, they serve samplers.
  • San Salvador city is guarded by this magnificent volcano. Learn the history and the stories that build this city up and the people who made it in a City Tour.
  • The people of El Salvador has been living in the shade of active volcanoes for centuries. In Joya de Cerén you’ll know how was a common day on the life of a group of farmers during the Classic Period of the maya, that were surprised by an eruption, preserving their village under volcanic ash for 1,400 years. Complete your day with San Andrés Archaeological Park (note all archaeological parks are closed on Monday).

ALL DISTANCES AND TIMES ARE BASED ON PREVIOUS REGISTRIES. IT MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE PACE, WEATHER OR GROUND CONDITIONS.