National Park Cerro Verde, Santa Ana

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Showcasing some of El Salvador's most amazing volcanos, National Park Cerro Verde takes you on a dynamic nature experience along eco-trails, through lush dwarf forests, atop volcanoes, and by volcanic lakes. The national park includes two volcanos and a volcanic lake. Sitting at an altitude 2,025 m (6,670 ft), the volcano Cerro Verde invites you to walk through clouds as well as in and around its volcanic crater, following a hike through the forest. Known as the lighthouse of the Pacific, the park's second volcano, Santa Ana, rewards visitors with pristine views over a misty landscape including low-lying bush and forest. Coatepeque Lake, formed by the collapse of two volcanic cones, invites you to enjoy lunch by its picturesque tranquil shoreline. Plan your visit to National Park Cerro Verde and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santa Ana Department trip itinerary maker.
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  • Simply amazing this park, where you can enjoy nature at its best, viewpoints and trails that you won't forget... is also economic and educational to spend the day
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  • Nice however if you are looking for information, history of do not be caught unawares, adventurers no choice you must pay! Price: Volcano Izalco access to Park $ 3 and only useful as a picnic spot, parking and intelligence to the cabin of the guides Guide $ 1 crater Santa Anna access $ 6 (possibility to meet at the entrance to the site guides Santa Anna) know: the priority of the daily visit (especially off-peak) is given to the crater of the volcano Santa Anna so if you pay the entrance to the Park of the volcano Izalco there are opportunities so that you have to pay Finally Santa Anna a total $ 10 hours and Conditions: 4 hours walk return Izalco volcano and crater Santa Anna feasible only with a guide and check-out is at 11: 00 (during the warm season predict the two liters of water, in the rainy season it rains usually from 1 p.m.) work discouraged at least 12 years. Visit only to obtain an exemption from the reserve and be accompanied by a guard (police officer) and a Direction Guide: come by Sonsonate 209 Bus that past 10 km from the Summit of the Cerro verde first bus 9: 00 come by Santa Anna direct Bus to the first entrance at 7:30
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  • Very good Park to enjoy with family and friends. Access is easy and the walks are not complicated. The weather is nice.
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  • A highlight of El Salvador for sure. Santa Ana volcano is a great hike where you can look down into the crater and its sulphurous lake. It's two hours up and not too challenging. Fun fact: these are the volcanoes that inspired the ones on the planet of the Little Prince children's book!
  • Awesome national park. If you visit make sure to do the volcano hike. It departs at 11am so make sure you get to the park well before then just to be sure you don't miss it.
  • Be there at 10. Eat your lunch. 10:40 departure. Loved every minute. Simply spectacular. We will return.
  • Not much to do but great views of Volcan de Izalco.
  • Lovely views and well maintained.

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