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Parque Nacional El Boqueron
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Half-Day Tour: San Salvador City and Volcano
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San Salvador Full Day: City and Volcano Group Tour
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Private Tour: San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón and Santa Tecla
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This spot is a great place to take a nice hike and observe a "retired" volcano. It is not fancy, but is a typical spot that nationals visit, and does take a bit of work to tackle all of the steps. There are snacks for purchase along the side of the road but perhaps if you are just visiting it would be best to bring your own or eat at a restaurant. If you don't have hiking shoes its ok. I did it in a dress and flip-flops. Theres a nice view down into the volcano from the top as your reward for finishing. It probably takes about 30 minutes from bottom to top at a moderate pace. I believe entrance is free, if not, it won't run you more than 5.00

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This park is quite beautiful but suffers from the usual Salvadoran lack of interest in getting tourists to a site that is worth the visit. Parking is very limited and the road leading up to the park is very windy and drivers should be aware of kids, dogs, and everything else on the road with you. There are many good restaurants on the way up the mountain as well, but parking is very uneven and sometimes downright dangerous depending on the location you choose to eat.

The view can be great of of the crater and of the city of San Salvador, but that depends upon the weather. It is much cooler at the top of the mountain than at the the city of San Salvador level.

Go early and leave early is my recommendation. Once the tiny parking lot fills up, you are forced to park along a two lane road that is nothing more than a poor country road you would find in the USA. The people living up there are very nice and you can purchase local foods and plants at a good price. Rasberries are prevalent on top of the mountain and are sold all the time there.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

A long way to get there. very foggy when I was there although a "normal" day in terms of weather. I dont regret having gone though. but be prepared. Certainly not as interesting as the Mayan ruins

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

I went to Boqueron on a smoggy day, so the views were not great. Also, the traffic on the road up there was terrible and makes it feel not worth it once you finally get to see the crater. However, the pupuserias on the way up are some of El Salvador's best.

Thank Constantripper
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Difficult to get to unless you have a car..I got a taxi but the price varied from $12 to $25 depending on the driver.

Thank MonoFelizPanama
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