National Park Cerro Verde
National Park Cerro Verde
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lams45
Saskatoon89 contributions
Feb 2020
Well worth the time and effort! The views were spectacular. Our guide Selene was excellent and patient when we needed to go slower or take a break.The climb was challenging for a couple of oldish (55 & 60) people, but definitely doable. This was a highlight of our month long adventure in El Salvador.
Written March 2, 2020
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,429 contributions
Sep 2021
Beautiful region. It was about a 90 min drive from San Salvador and I came up here on a personal guided tour with Centro America Tours. My guide Benjamin was excellent. The hike to the top of the Santa Ana Volcano was the highlight of my stay in El Salvador. My guide on the trail Herzon was great. 4 mile round trip hike that was moderately strenuous but beautiful views along the way including of the nearby Izalco Volcano. Sights and smells of the active volcano when we reached the top were awesome. Didn't see too much wildlife when visiting but it was midday. There is also an observation point with views of Lake Coatepque in the park. It was clouding up at this point in the afternoon but I could imagine this would be beautiful from photos that I've seen.
Written January 12, 2022
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Darren M
London, UK326 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We were one of the first people here in the morning and the view from the coffee shop was breathtaking.

We went on the nature walk and were disappointed we didn't really see much wildlife. Happens I guess but didnt really make the trip.

Views were great from lookout points.

Was here 4th of March for the morning.
Written March 7, 2020
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CiroCastellanos
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
This place rocks.. Contrary to what many people say about El Salvador I found it very safe to travel.. I got here from San Salvador for less than 5 dollars this includes the way back. 5dollars gave me a day full of fun and trill.. From San Salvador a bus to El congo and another up to casa kristal, then a short walk to the meeting point,, although the bus can be taken all the way up to the final stop at cerro verde the walk was hard at times with some lose rocks all the way up... And down, be sure to wear shoes with grip... The views however are expectacular at the top of the volcan de Santa ana I could see the crater with its jade sulfuric water which I got told is also super hot. The volcan de izalco as well as the lago de coatepeque can be seen from the top.. Take enough liquid and a hat also and yes a camera for the memories.. Highly recommended (small fee to enter the volcan area plus guide dination)
Written December 19, 2014
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runawaypalomino
Milbridge, ME7 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
This was an amazing experience for me. I went with my husband and a few of his cousins. It was an absolutely gorgeous day to be on an absolutely gorgeous volcano! I could not have asked for a better experience. I took some amazing photos of the landscape. For anyone who enjoys rummaging through trees as much as I do, this is a must visit place for you! I was even able to see some rainforest wildlife.
Written October 22, 2013
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Robert Broz
Suchitoto, El Salvador90 contributions
Nov 2012 • Friends
I recently visited the cerreo Verde park with a friend who was visiting. I go fairly often so I know the options quite well. From Cerro verde one can opt for one of 2 4 hour hikes either climbing the Santa Ana or Izalco volcanos. I generally include a short visit then head to the ruta de flores. The park offers a short and easy hike(45 minutes) around the old crater of the Cerro Verde volcano. This requieres a local guide(all are volunteers) and no price(voluntary tip) I gave $5. The guides are great a full of information(in Spanish). On the hike you will stop and see the Santa Ana volcano and the Coatepeque lake, from the parking lot you can get a great view of the Izalco volcano. The park charges $1/person and $1 for parking. Enjoy the photos
Written November 30, 2012
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Amanda V
Toronto, Canada414 contributions
The climb itself is not particularly difficult however it is still a climb so go prepared to hike. The cost is $3 to get in the park, then $1 each for the guide and police and then they request a donation for the conservation of the mountain. The views from the top of Santa Ana are absolutely spectacular!!! The crater lake is amazing as is the surrounding view. Take bus 248 from the bus terminal located at calle 11a poniente and av F Moraga Sur. It's a white building with green writing, next to the giant grocery store. Note the when returning bus 248 come at 4pm and doesn't go back to Santa Ana direct. You switch buses (the driver will tell you where) and the new bus takes you into the city about 2 blocks from the terminal.

The climb is well worth the journey and the food stall food is amazing!
Written December 21, 2014
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HelenaGuerra
Washington DC, DC14,515 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
Tip: bring water, sunscreen and light clothes.
There are guides available for free (volunteers).

Pros: great views (check my pics), peaceful, fresh, nice for (short) treks.
Written April 7, 2013
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
Jun 2021
Came here to do some hiking and see not only volcanic crates/formations but tons of wildlife (specifically birds).
Written June 4, 2021
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HappyTraveler1998
Wilmette, IL117 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Came across this park by chance. A worker in my hotel told me about the Santa Ana volcano and the hike starting at 11am at El Tibet. I asked our driver to take us there and we did the hike up to the summit. It was a great experience but you do have to be in decent shape. Going up and coming down took over 4 hours but it was worth it. We connected with nature and the views from the top were amazing. I can now tell people that I climbed a volcano. The guides and policemen that escort the tour were great. They were friendly and informative. We did tip them at the end.
Written April 14, 2019
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