Tag: San Salvador

HIKE GUAZAPA VOLCANO, GUERRILLA’S STRONGHOLD

Guazapa is en extinct volcano located North in San Salvador province, few kilometers West from Suchitoto.

It was during El Salvador Civil War when this place became a war zone. During the 80s this was the only guerrillas battlefront where the five branches of the Rebel Army fought together. It was a common target for massive military operations from the National Army trying to siege this strategic stronghold.
Guazapa was known as “a dart in the ribs of the enemy” by the rebels. This because the rebel army held their positions during the whole war. This due the close distance from the Capital City, the most strategic target for the guerrillas.
Some of those fighters and their families still live and work their lands on the skirts of the former battle field.

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HIKE SAN SALVADOR VOLCANO CRATER, “EL BOQUERÓN”

El Salvador is one of the countries in the world with more volcanoes per square kilometer. There’s around 26 volcanoes in the country.
San Salvador Volcano is the Westernmost limit of the city. Its crater, El Boquerón, raises 1,800 meters above sea level with depth of more than 400 meters. At the bottom of the crater is a small (45 meters high) cone of debris formed during the last eruption in 1917.
The trail we walk is mostly flat with few tricky sections where you must grab from rocks, roots or branches. Most of the time you’ll see the bottom of the crater and the steep drop, sometimes on a short distance. A really impressive view.

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SAN SALVADOR VOLCANO CRATER HIKE

El Salvador has 23 volcanoes. Some of the make a terrific hike. El Boquerón is the second widest crater in the country and the walk around its rim is a great and pleasant hike, on the Westernmost limit  from San Salvador.
Is a nice hike through cloud forest on an average elevation of 1,830 meters and great views. The terrain is mostly, not to difficult and mostly shaded.
Other hikes at Ecoparque El Espino, on the slopes of the volcano, also available.

Distance from airport (one way): 58 Km.

Walk length: 7 Km.

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WALTER T. DEINNINGER NATIONAL PARK

This is a coastal forest and National Park with a good circuit of trails for hiking, lookouts. As well natural geological formations, caves, rappel and a fun circuit of high-ropes and buggy rides in the woods. Great for birders, families and nature lovers. From here there’s a short drive to La Libertad beaches, good restaurants, the fish market and surfing spots.

Distance from airport (one way): 28 Km.

Walk length: from 2 to 10 Km.

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SAN SALVADOR CITY TOUR

A must-do if you have just few hours between connections. San Salvador is the largest metropolitan area and the most important social, historical, economical and cultural center of the country.
Depending on your layover window we may visit city’s old downtown, Main Square, historical buildings such as El Rosario church and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also sites related with the life of Archbishop Óscar Romero or San Salvador volcano.

Distance from airport (one way): 45 Km.

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ARTS, MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

San Salvador has museums and art galleries for every taste and interest. Choose among the Arts Museum, National Museum of Anthropology, Museum of the Word and Picture, Forma Museum, Centro Monseñor Romero, the Numismatic Museum, Fernando Llort’s Gallery among others.