Parque Nacional El Boqueron, San Salvador

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Explore the rich plant life at Parque Nacional El Boqueron, set on top of the massive San Salvador Volcano. Choose from one of the well-marked hiking trails, some more challenging than others, and trek to the park's main attraction, the Boqueron crater. Admire the vast crater, 5 km (3 mi) in diameter, from picturesque viewpoints. See the much smaller crater within the large one, affectionately nicknamed "Boqueroncito." The interesting scenery here is the result of a 1917 volcanic eruption. Using our world travel planner, San Salvador attractions like Parque Nacional El Boqueron can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • El Boquerón national park is 30 minutes from the city centre. It includes, among other things, the volcano El Salvador, which you can see the bottom of the crater. And then, surprise! You can see a well trained another mini-cratere. This volcano is not active. View of the capital also.
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  • Beautiful and visited for the second time. There is also a restaurant attached where you can eat.
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  • We have been here twice - once with just our kids and once with 30 boy scouts. We got there early (8:30am) and had the place to ourselves. I'd suggest visiting the visitor center first to get an overv...  more »
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  • bestest park ever cx
  • Amazing place is good to spend time with the Family and see the nature beauty
  • Nice views...decent food at the many roadside stands
  • Very nice
  • Simply beautiful and the weather oh so blissful! Breathless and priceless views on the way over there