El Imposible National Park, Ahuachapan

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to El Imposible National Park and many more Ahuachapan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ahuachapan road trip planner .
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  • Before you visit the Park you must get a permit in the ecological Foundation of Salvanatura, super recommended the place is wonderful! and I am in order to guide groups.
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  • Park is beautiful and a trip with Wiliam was excelent! We took a waterfalls tour in Mamas y Papas hostel based in Tacuba (we've tried book in by e-mail but noone answered so we decided to go there any...  more »
  • It is a good place to know the nature and learn more about how is the natural ecosystem and wildlife, your is to go on 4 x 4 vehicle since the road is difficult to access but there is no problem and to enjoy...
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