Rainbow slide El Salvador: 6 Things to need to know before getting there

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Looking for a colourful and adventurous trip, yet closer location in San Salvador? Look no further than the Rainbow slide El Salvador! This famous slide has become one of the top things to do in San Salvador city, the capital of El Salvador. Today we want to help answer the most frequent questions visitors have so that you can make the most of your stay while visiting this beautiful place.

If you ask us for the top things to do in El Salvador, definitely this is winning the top 3 in 2023.

Where is the Rainbow slide in El Salvador located?

The famous coloful giant rainbow slide can be found inside of a restaurant called Picnic Steak House, 20 minutes away from San Salvador city, the capital of El Salvador. The Picnic Steak House restaurant is located at the beginning of the the San Salvador volcano or also known as El Boqueron volcano. Take the Monsenor Romero highway, exit on the 7th ave, drive up the volcano for about 10 minutes and you’ll find the restaurant on the right side.

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How much is the rainbow slide?

Even though accessing the Picnic Steak house is free, you need to buy food at the restaurant and then you’ll be able to get the tickets, it costs $5.00 per ride, you can do it as many times as you want.

Pro tip: When getting there you will be given a table, order something to eat and while you wait for your food buy the tickets and enjoy the adventure!

What is the Rainbow slide in El Salvador called?

This place is popular know as the rainbow slide however the name of the business is called Picnic Steak House.

Is it safe to do the Rainbow slide?

Yes! it’s pretty safe to go there and to do the actitivy, it’s a 60 seconds rush of adrenaline you can’t miss when visiting El Salvador.

How old do you have to be to ride the Rainbow Slide in El Salvador?

The minimum age is 12 years old, once you purchase your ticket you have to sign a waiver.

Are there two rainbow slides in El Salvador?

Yes, the rumors are true, El Salvador has two, yes two rainbow slides.

The first one is located in San Salvador city at the famous Picnic Steak House restaurant. Take the road to El Boqueron, drive 12 minutes and you’ll see the entrance on your right-hand side of the road.

The second rainbow slide is located in Apaneca town, more specifically at the famous Albania cafe. 

There you can take the rainbow slide, it is worth $10.00 per ride – this is a two section rainbow slide, faster, steeper and funnier.

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How long is the Rainbow Slide?

The platform has an altitude of approx 12 meters, the lengh of the rainbow slide is around 35 meters.

About Picnic Steak House

The Picnic Steak house is a restaurant that specialies in steaks, they have a good variety of options in their menu. The views of San Salvador city are stunning, it doesn’t matter if you go during the day or night time. 

The weather up there is super nice, around 28 degrees celcious.

Bcause of its popularity the restaurant is super busy from 12:30 to 2:00pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm so we suggest you get there a bit early so that you can get the best views, less waiting time for the rainbow slide and a fast service.

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What if you are visiting west El Salvador (Ruta de Flores) and you still want to do the rainbow slide? Keep reading because I’ll share everything you need to know about this new attraction in west El Salvador!

While taking some clients to the famous Bike Zipline we realized there was something new under construction, we were told the new attraction was going to be the biggest rainbow slide in El Salvador.

One month later we got a message from the local staff that works at Cafe Albania informing us the rainbow slide was already open and that we should give it a try.

Perfecto!  I said, we headed to Ruta de Las Flores with a new group of clients, and of course, we tried!

How did the new rainbow slide in Cafe Albania went?

The length of the slide is longer than the one located in San Salvador city. Also, the technology used is better since this new rainbow slide doesn’t need water to make it slippery.

If you take a closer look at the texture of the rainbow slide you’ll notice it has some seals which make it go faster.

The quality of this new rainbow slide is so good you never “fly”, it keeps you grounded all the time and it feels super safe.  



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