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Santa Ana Volcano

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Parque Nacional Cerro Verde, Santa Ana 2201, El Salvador
+503 7468 5701
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

First of all, you're probably reading this to find out if 1) it's safe 2) how to get there and back 3) if you can physically do it. Allow me to answer some of those concerns for you ;) First off, it is safe. There...More

Thank JAXtravel
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nothing wrong with various speeds of hikers. The bummer is that for the most part the entire group is held to a slow pace and leaving the parking area around 11a. If you are a person/group who move fast, this will feel really slow. We...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This is a volcanic region, so naturally there are lots of volcanos around. I have been to many - Indonesia, Hawaii, Chile... so I would have to compare with others not the volcano itself but everything else leading to it. Unless you join a private...More

Thank vortexz
Reviewed 22 June 2018

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 with weak knees or heart conditions but once you're up...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

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 amazing to...More

Thank FireflySweetTea
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

EC Tours showed us an excellent day -- thank you, Estefany! EC Tours was very easy to work with during the planning phase -- good communication and easy PayPal payment. Estefany picked us up at our hotel right on time, and her advice about what...More

Thank Henry G
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Out of all the routes that there are in El Salvador, this is my favorite! I highly recommend to visit this volcano with family or friends or even by yourself with a local or a tour operator. It is worthy.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a moderate hike to the top. I’m 4& and I could out hike the local tourists. The air quality was a bit hazy at this time of year so the view was not fantastic. However, seeing the green colour of the crater lake was...More

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 10 April 2018

You make sure you take a few hours for this (4-5) Just the hike, 4 hours. It's a guided hike which starts at about 10am (Make sure you are there few minutes before). You pay around $8 if you are a foreigner. As we went...More

Thank mariotorrealba
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We did this hike as part of a tour through El Salvador and it was amazing. It was quite crowded the day we went and we saw a snake (yikes!) but absolutely worth it. There were even local ice cream vendors at the top because...More

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18 January 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We drove ourselves. I would get there around 10:45. I do hear the bus is cheap, but driving was no problem.
Lily C
30 August 2016|
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Response from Meredith S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding... $3.00 person in the car to drive in the gate, $1.00 at same entrance to park. In the parking lot we got the overview of the hike from the tourist police of which the Maine theme was... More
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