Tag: Coatepeque lake

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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TAZUMAL, CASA BLANCA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND SANTA ANA CITY

Tazumal and Casa Blanca Archaeological Parks located in the city of Chalchuapa were important regional trade and ceremonial centers.

The importance of  Tazumal and Casa Blanca is this sites have evidence of one of the longest occupancy in Mesoamerica. They were inhabited by different tribes and cultures before, during and after the Maya. Including migrations from distant places as far as Central Mexico.
Tazumal has the biggest pyramid ever found in El Salvador. Casa Blanca is a site still under excavation and investigation. The Site’s museum display ancient pieces and detailed explanation of the civilizations that built this pyramids, temples and structures. The first civilization that made vitrified pottery in the pre-hispanic Americas.

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KAYAKING ON RIVERS, LAKES, ESTUARIES AND RAMSAR SITES

El Salvador is a great destination for kayaking enthusiasts, advanced or newbies. Volcanic calderas, mangrove estuaries, rivers and wetlands are top on the list.
Enjoy the sun while sets on a line of volcanoes at Jiquilisco estuary. Or watch resident and migratory birds flocks at Suchitlán lake on one of the cleanest low impact ways of making tourism.
Pick your your destination: Coatepeque or Ilopango Lakes, two ancient -still active- volcanic calderasSuchitlán, the only man-made and largest lake in El Salvador. Jiquilisco bay and estuary, among the most important wetlands in the country: lush estuaries of mangrove with channels to explore. Or maybe La Barra de Santiago where is still common to spot some crocodile or a “machorra” fish, a living fossil.
A good challenge is going down the flow on Lempa, the longest and most important river in El Salvador. You can try paddling from dam-to-dam or take it easy going down the river to the Ocean.

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