Santa Ana Volcano, Santa Ana

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Head 2,381 m (7,812 ft) above sea level at Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador’s highest volcano. Following a moderately difficult hike to the top, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of pristine surroundings. You'll also gaze upon a turquoise crater lake, located at the summit, and enveloped by four nested calderas and volcanic craters. Bring good hiking shoes, plenty of water, and snacks. To visit Santa Ana Volcano and other attractions in Santa Ana, use our Santa Ana route tool .
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  • Don't miss to scale it. Guided weekend leave tour from the Green Hill Park. From its crater on a clear day they can look around the western part of El Salvador.
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  • The pictures do not do justice! There is a sulfur spring on top of the volcano, absolutely emerald green and beautiful. The 3 hour hike up was difficult and is definitely not recommended for someone w...  more »
  • I have to admit, the hike was a tough one but you can take your time and it is well work it! The view at the top is stunning!! It's also a lot cooler which is great after that hike up. It's also amazi...  more »
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  • An amazing place with very beautiful views. It is not a very expensive one day excursion with a not very difficult hike to the top. It costed me just over 10 dollars for everytjing including oublic transport to the place. There was also a guy selling an ice cream on the top, so it was possible to enjoy the views with a frozen banana on the top!
  • Great place to visit for local and foreign people. Amazing views from Izalco Volcano and Coatepeque Lake. This is a volcano with a green sulfuric pond inside thats is boiling at all times. Pretty awesome. Visit El Salvador.
  • It's absolutely unusual experience to see green boiling water in a crater. Going up is no so hard. If the sky is clear, you can see another volcano and coatepeque lake on the top. Definitely worth visiting.
  • The best place in El Salvador
  • My wife and I decided to hike this volcano, it has been one of my toughest experiences but it was worth it. I would recommend this is a MUST DO when you visit El Salvador. Advise: You will need some guides from the National Park in order to hike, prepare to pay some fees from $1 for nationals until $20 for internationals.
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