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Chorros de la Calera

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Address: Juayua, El Salvador

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Lovely spot for a swim

Pleasant walk down (and later up) to the waterfall, which is a lovely spot to stop and swim (water is quite cold!). Free entry which is nice and lots of friendly people welcoming... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasant walk down (and later up) to the waterfall, which is a lovely spot to stop and swim (water is quite cold!). Free entry which is nice and lots of friendly people welcoming you in. We had a guide taking us around the Ruta de las Flores but if you were just coming here I wouldn't say it's crucial.

Thank TrujilloDonald2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This was so much fun! I read other reviews and brought a guide. We rented an airb&b who provided us with a guide. It felt vary safe. But don't take any chances and think you can go alone. The waterfalls were very beautiful but part of the path was closed due to reconstruction.

1 Thank Whityl30
Santa Ana, El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I've been to chorros for like 4 times now and I gotta say that the whole hike up and down to there it's really amazing, entrance is totally free, and the water coming out from the mountain is hella cold so be prepared. Also it's recommended to go on your hike with a local guide for security concerns, but other... More 

Thank mmr9014
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We came here with my father-in-law that resides in El Salvador so he is basically a local. We didn't feel any danger but the drive from town was a bit sketchy as the sign disappeared once you turned into the dirt road. Once we got to the gate, we were relived to see other cars and people. Some guy offered... More 

Thank Mayonaka
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Not far from the town, this set of waterfalls is lovely. The water is fresh but not cold and there is a current. You can climb the rocks and swim through the tunnels (although be careful as some of them lead to waterfalls, our guide took us through them). We spent a lovely few hours walking there and swimming around.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went here in the morning. Having read a few reviews with concerns about safety we were a bit on edge. However, we encountered no problems and went for a lovely swim in some of the waterfalls by the old hydroelectric plant. Unfortunately one of the main waterfalls was closed due to repair work on the path. Towards mid to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were warned not to visit because it might be dangerous to go, but we took a tuk tuk, there was security at the place and did not experience anything negative. The hike to the waterfalls is pretty easy and the waterfalls just breathtaking! Make sure to take some shorts or a bathing suit!

Thank Lucy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We visit this waterfalls with my girlfriend, we took a guide because of the safety warnings that we heard of a people being robbed around the waterfalls. It was very nice, we walk from the hotel to there, on the way there is an awesome nature with a lot of flora and fauna,tropical fruits trees and beautiful butterflies and flowers... More 

Thank Nikola B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

It's a 5 minute drive on a Tuk Tuk from downtown Juayúa El Salvador, it's safe and the scenery is breath taking, i walked back to downtown and it took us about 25 minutes at a regular pase. For me the best part was walking around in food festival they have every weekend, you can get anything from seafood to... More 

Thank Israel P
Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you're unable to visit the nearby 7 cascadas (waterfalls), you can gain a sense here. The pools are pretty easily accessed from town either by walking or taking a tuk tuk. On Sunday they get pretty crowded with visitors from San Salvador so if you want a relaxing time, you might want to go some other time.

Thank rbortner

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