Gruta de Espiritu Santo

Gruta de Espiritu Santo, Corinto: Address, Phone Number, Gruta de Espiritu Santo Reviews: 4.5/5

Gruta de Espiritu Santo
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thelittlegecko
By thelittlegecko
Worth the visit!
Jan 2012
This is apparently one of El Salvadors historic sites worth visiting and i don't think it is promoted enough. We went out of curiosity - coming in on the road from the La Union road - one hour of dust and bumps. Not particularly scenic as the Lonely Planet had us to believe either. This visit proved disappointing as when we finally arrived at the gates (from this direction drive straight through the town, down a steep hill to a bridge - across and along the dust road) it was shut! Half past two on a Thursday... it should have been open. So the recommendation was to come on a morning - we agree. We made a second trip, back from our trip up to Perquin. Now the road via Cacopera was amazing! the best road in El Salvador with a wonderful view...which did entice us to try the cave once again as it was so pretty (this road you can get to off the Perquin road off right before a pedestrian footbridge - not signed posted. You enter Corinto passing its cemetery on your left and turn right to go downhill. Cross the roads, until you can't go further, turn left and go downhill to go over the bridge). it takes 45 minutes from Perquin road to Corinto. the visit to the square is worth it, incidentally. So the cave - this time they were open and wow! A huge cave with quite a few paintings in red and yellow - you have to look hard - and they look very childlike, but they are very old... and the height of some of them makes you question how they got to paint them so high. An added bonus was meeting Argelio who mans the place, half of the time. He is so knowledgeable - but all in Spanish. He is a wonderful chap who is very proud of the caves. Give him a ring to make sure the gates are open - 79052777. Currently it is free to get in, but there are plans to charge - which i think are quite valid considering!

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West of Corinto, Corinto 3204 El Salvador

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thelittlegecko
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Jan 2012 • Friends
This is apparently one of El Salvadors historic sites worth visiting and i don't think it is promoted enough. We went out of curiosity - coming in on the road from the La Union road - one hour of dust and bumps. Not particularly scenic as the Lonely Planet had us to believe either. This visit proved disappointing as when we finally arrived at the gates (from this direction drive straight through the town, down a steep hill to a bridge - across and along the dust road) it was shut! Half past two on a Thursday... it should have been open. So the recommendation was to come on a morning - we agree. We made a second trip, back from our trip up to Perquin. Now the road via Cacopera was amazing! the best road in El Salvador with a wonderful view...which did entice us to try the cave once again as it was so pretty (this road you can get to off the Perquin road off right before a pedestrian footbridge - not signed posted. You enter Corinto passing its cemetery on your left and turn right to go downhill. Cross the roads, until you can't go further, turn left and go downhill to go over the bridge). it takes 45 minutes from Perquin road to Corinto. the visit to the square is worth it, incidentally. So the cave - this time they were open and wow! A huge cave with quite a few paintings in red and yellow - you have to look hard - and they look very childlike, but they are very old... and the height of some of them makes you question how they got to paint them so high. An added bonus was meeting Argelio who mans the place, half of the time. He is so knowledgeable - but all in Spanish. He is a wonderful chap who is very proud of the caves. Give him a ring to make sure the gates are open - 79052777. Currently it is free to get in, but there are plans to charge - which i think are quite valid considering!
Written January 15, 2012
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