Volcan San Salvador, San Salvador

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Take the memorable drive and scenic hike to the crater of Volcan San Salvador. Stop at the museum before the hike itself for an interesting lesson into the incredible force of nature that looms over the city. The hike gets steep at stages, but once you reach the top, you can enjoy epic views from one of the several viewing stations. Bring plenty of water, sturdy shoes, and consider taking supplies for a picnic at the top. The trip shouldn’t take more than 3 hours. Plan to visit Volcan San Salvador during your San Salvador vacation using our convenient San Salvador day trip planner .
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  • The tour around the volcano of San Salvador has a bit of everything: beautiful landscapes, cafes, restaurants, sales of typical plants, you can climb the volcano on any vehicle and there is a park in the Boquerón to walk and see the landscape. Excellent output if they are in the city and have little time to take advantage.
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  • I got this volcano long ago and it was a great experience also I gave him back to the crater, there aren't many places to eat but to relax and pass the time is very good. the best thing you can buy raspberries back :)
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  • It is a nice place for a stroll, you have excellent views of the city, suitable for all hike can be. At the entrance there are many options to sample dishes and drinks tipicas, equally on all the road leading to the Park are offered choices of food for all budgets
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  • This is a Volcano that erupted in 1917 and is 1893 meters above sea level, it is quite a long drive of twists and turns to get there, pack plenty of water and get ready for a hike up steep stairs, there are some rest stops along the way, and if you circle around the come you will go past a radio station, do not approach as they have military guards inside, and further down is a closed down restaurant, it gets very windy up here at this altitude, if you and your party are up for it you can keep going down around a narrow trail to the eye of the Volcano, though by the time you have reached the top and snapped pictures you are ready to go back down and take a look inside the visitors room that gives you all of the history (see photos) and has a video with interviews on constant loop en espanol. If you are seeing the sites of El Salvador and are a lover of nature, this is definitely worth the trip.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Excellent weather, wonderful people and amazing place. It has been an awesome experience! A little but, a beautiful country
  • This is another a must go place to visit when in El Salvador 🇸🇻 is right in the city. Beautiful place a great walk. If not foggy you get to see the crater. We weren’t that lucky to see all the way on the volcano. But got to see in the evening after a coffee all San Salvador city lights is beautiful.
  • That are at nice places I recommend
  • Loved it. Very informational with a great view once you reach the top of the stairs.
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9 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in San Salvador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 57 days in Central America BY A USER FROM MEXICO January, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in San Salvador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in El Salvador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
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