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“Spectacular view to dormant crater.”

Parque Nacional El Boqueron
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Half-Day Tour: San Salvador City and Volcano
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Joya de Ceren and El Boqueron National Park Tour From San Salvador
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Miami
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Spectacular view to dormant crater.”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Located atop a volcano crater rim, the view is the main attraction. The park trails border the rim, and you can see all the way down to the crater, full of lush vegetation, and clear skies. The trails even allow you to go down to the crater, though some risk exist. No amenities, but worth seing, definitively.

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Perth, Australia
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Back in October, my husband and i visited Parque el Boqueron, it's only a small walk if you don't want to walk the whole lot, it is a safe place to visit and the view is amazing.
and if you like to eat a nice meal, there are really nice restaurants near by as well.


So proud to be a Salvadorean at heart.

Visited October 2012
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Suchitoto, El Salvador
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27 reviews
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“Good outting and close to San Salvador”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I just visited the park at the Boqueron volcano just west of San Salvador. I had not been there since it was run by chanel 12. The park is nice and very close to the city, seniors get in free and there is a discount for students with their student Id. I have taken up birding and this is a great plcae to see some local hummingbirds, jays as well as some of the other migretory species. On the way there or back down there are plenty of option for eating with great views. The park also has a small museum with old photos from when it last erupted in 1917.

Visited November 2012
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Charlotte, NC
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“Just the right amount of exercise/nature”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Liked: it was close by to San Salvador and was CHEAP ($1 to enter); the hike was not strenuous - you can spend 1-1.5 hrs from start to finish without committing to a whole day backpacking event or you could walk the whole way around. It's up to you.

Disliked: Parking (free but along a tight street)/didn't seem secure, bathrooms were a little outhouse-ish

Visited November 2012
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Granada, Nicaragua
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“Great view”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

A short walk up to a great view of the crater and the city. Take the bus from Santa Tecla to El Volcan.

Visited September 2012
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