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. Put Parque Nacional El Boqueron and other San Salvador attractions into our San Salvador route maker website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • National park, only 30 minutes away from the Capital city San Salvador. Good car access, tend to be crowded on Sundays. Rent a taxi at the hotel for 3 or 4 hours (lunch time included) 30 to 40 USD it ...  more »
  • An ideal place to get away from the city, eating typical dishes such as chicken soup india and even buy fresh fruits. The entrance to the Park is only $1 for local tourists, and you can see the crater of the volcano. The only detail is the parking, avaces is conplica a little since the street is too narrow.
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  • If visits El Salvador can not miss the visit to boqueron, is very easily accessible by vehicle, no climb anything, just walking along a path and go up a couple of steps, but it is a 5-10 minute walk, the entrance to the Park is $1 and for foreigners $2 the parking lot is priced at $1. When they arrive at the park there is a small museum where playing a video of its history, outside of the park they sell food and souvenirs. I recommend you upload first Santa Tecla and then el Playón Street to see the remains of lava, at this time because there is very little, but the boar opened a viewpoint called "Black jewels" and you can see the extent to which had the last eruption of the volcano in 1917. Get to see the sleeping giant doesn't take long, in half an hour they are already leaving the place.
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  • This park just outside of the capital is an interesting location, around the deep crater of a dormant volcano. The vegetation around the park is rich, and the hiking trails are well marked and pretty easy fire someone in moderate shape. There are gorgeous views-- of the park, of the lake and other volcanoes, and down into the crater which was a lake until the eruption ~100 years ago. They have a nice little museum which explains some of the history, flora and fauna. It's definitely all worth a visit.
  • This is one of the places you must visit when going to El Salvador 🇸🇻. It’s hike you won’t regret, the views are beautiful; if the day is not cloudy or foggy you get to see the volcano’s crater, everything is so green and clean. You have parking lot space and security guard. It’s not dangerous at all, during weekdays is less crowded. I’ll recommend 100% and its not far from San Salvador maybe 20 minutes driving. On your way down the volcano to your left is a great restaurant Las Brumas I’ll recommend. I’ll say if you go in the afternoon take a sweater because it gets chilly 👌🏻.
  • Be wary of the market people at the base of the hike. They will hound you to check out their food joint. As for the hike, it’s somewhat steep but bring some comfortable shoes and you’ll be fine. There are 4 lookout points and they’re all amazing for photos. Lucky for us, there was a lady selling water bottles.
  • Beautiful! There is a very nice visitor's center at the entrance to the park. The short walk to the volcano is very beautiful and green. The volcano itself is absolutely stunning! I want to go again.
  • Nice place to enjoy with the family, if you go there, bring water and your camera!
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