SANTA ANA VOLCANO (ILAMATEPEC)

Photo credits: Nelson Crisóstomo

The highest volcano in El Salvador: Santa Ana (Ilamatepec). This is one of the most popular and rewarding hikes. After walking in the woods you reach the rim of this massive crater. Actually is 4 craters one inside the other, about 500 meters deep and a turquoise sulfuric acid lagoon in the bottom.

On a clear day you can watch the nearby volcanos, the coast line and beautiful Coatepeque Lake.

Difficulty: Medium

Walking Time: 3 – 3:30 hours

Distance: 11.8 Km

Top Elevation: 2,290 Meters Above Sea Level

Check map and more data here.

[CODE ILA]