El Imposible National Park, Ahuachapan

(4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Hikers of all abilities can explore El Imposible National Park , home to some of El Salvador's last old-growth rain forest and several endangered plant and animal species. The highland sector preserves narrow coastal fringe, including sand beaches, mangrove forests, alluvial plains, and volcanic highlands. It sits on Apaneca Ilamatepec Mountain, with an altitude between 300 m (985 ft) and 1,450 m (4,758 ft) above sea level, and includes eight rivers. The park offers several walking paths, ranging from highly demanding to easy. Adrenaline-junkies eager to dive can find a trail leading to seven waterfalls 6 to 12 m (20 to 40 ft) in height. A few tour companies organize excursions, but if you go there by car It is recommended to hire a local guide and to tip them. In 1992, UNESCO entered the park on its World Heritage Tentative List. Put El Imposible National Park and other Ahuachapan attractions into our Ahuachapan itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • NP in El Salvador. I had William as a guide and he is a great and entertaining person, who can tell much about the nature and the Park. Unfortunately, he gets only Commission because you can not directly book it, but it runs on the Hostal Mama & Papa. The Park has views in good visibility to the Pacific Ocean.
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  • Best forest so far I have visit. Great view, you can see the Pacific ocean from above. Simple awesomeness.  more »
  • I visited here with a friend in a car. A lot of people come here by booking through mamas and papas hostel based in Tacuba, it's probably the only real way to get here without your own vehicle. We sta...  more »