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Santa Ana Volcano

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Address: Parque Nacional Cerro Verde, Santa Ana, El Salvador
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Good hike. Nice views

I enjoyed the hike to the volcano. Note that it is mandatory to go with a guide. The guides leave everyday at 11:00 AM, so you need to be here on time to be able to join it. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the hike to the volcano. Note that it is mandatory to go with a guide. The guides leave everyday at 11:00 AM, so you need to be here on time to be able to join it. It takes about 3 hours in total, but it is not difficult. You just need good sneakers/hiking shoes, enough water and sun... More 

Thank rbravo
Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved this hike! It's quite short and not too strenuous but the views down into the crater and if the surrounding mountains and lakes are incredible! We got chicken buses there and then went up with the guide and police escorts at 11. Other than the guides rushing the group up a little, it was a fantastic day!

Thank Sn0wflake1992
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If there is one place in El Salvador that's really different from anything else in the world then I can recommend this place! The view is just amazing...

Thank Franco775
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not an easy hike, takes about 2.5h each way but well worth is. They only allow one group (which can be very large) a day, and at first it is very slow, then people get spread out and you can go as fast or as slow as you like. Only bad thing is when coming down having at the end... More 

1 Thank EgyptTripper
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is super easy, steep for someone and gets a bit tiring but it takes about 2 hours there and back. You can avoid the entrance fee of where the guides start by getting off the bus a stop before and save $3 you still have to pay $1 for the guide (not much) and $6 for the entrance.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful experience. I highly recommend it. This is also a great work-out, and make sure you bring your camera

Thank margarita41990
Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

You can easily take the bus 248 by yourself from the local supermarket in santa ana. It leaves at 8:00. The entrance fee of 3$ is for the base camp area where you can buy coffe and popusas. From there the police will Escort you to the top. You pay tha guide 1$ and an entrance fee to the top... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous walk and on top of the volcano is breathtaking. We stayed at the Tibet hostal, just where the walk goes through. Excellent place, clean, nice and staff is wonderfull!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The only down side to this beautiful hike is the waiting. Bus from town arrives at 9/9.30 and you can't start walking til 11am, which you have to do in one big group. Can imagine this wouldn't be great if 100 people showed up that day. The hike itself isn't overly taxing, heaps of dust, and sunny all the way... More 

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Mokopane, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great hike! Good value for money. Try to go kn a clear day. Take a jacket for the summit! It's extremely windy

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