Santa Ana Volcano day Tour El Salvador
The perfect day trip in search of adventure hiking an active volcano. The Ilamapetec volcano
or most known as the Santa Ana’s volcano with 2,381 meters above the sea level is the highest volcano in El Salvador and the fourth in Central America.
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English / Spanish
Don’t forget to bring:
- Comfortable shoes and outfit according to the weather
- Sunglasses + hat
- Fully charged phone or camera
- A cheerful mood
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Why book a tour with us?
- Bilingual tour guides
- Member of Tourism El Salvador
- Available all year round!
- Professional driver
- Brand new units with a/c
- Bottled water
- An awesome Tunco Life t-shirt
- Coffee tour & waterfalls
- Meals & drinks
- Tips (optional)
What do I need to bring?
- Comfortable outfit according to the weather
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
- Fully charged phone or camera
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 23 hours or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is canceled 1 day or more before the event
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Santa Ana Volcano Hike El Salvador
located on the west side of El Salvador, close to Guatemala and about 2 hours and 30 minutes from El Tunco Beach, it is one of the highlights when people visit the smallest country in Central America.
And maybe the most skipped country because of it famous infamous online reputation, despite of the bad media, El Salvador is making its way in the tourism industry.
Every year, El Salvador is doubling the numbers of tourists who decide to come to El Pulgarcito de América. Also people call it: the country of short distances, which makes it the perfect destination for backpackers seeking adventure activities.
Santa Ana Volcano or Ilamatepec Volcano in Nahuat, which means Hill’s father is visited by hundreds of people every week. With a nice weather (Much cooler than El Tunco) and with a perfect view of Coatepeque Lake, Izalco Volcano, Sonsonate and the ocean make it the perfect day trip.
Santa Ana Volcano Hike
We arrive at Cerro Verde National before 11:00am, we listen to police and local guides indications and from there the adventure starts.
We descend Cerro Verde hill and right after we start hiking the Santa Ana Volcano, it’s about 2 hours average to get to the top of the volcano.
The faster you get to the top, the more time you are going to have to spend up there. Some clients have done it in 50 minutes, it all depends on your physical condition.
You have 2 hours to get to the top so no rush, we do always recommend to take it easy and enjoy mother nature.
There is a police officer ahead and another one at the end of the group.
Once we make it to the top of Santa Ana Volcano we can enjoy a sulfur green lagoon in the middle of the crater. The color is a result of a mix of bacteria and sulfur. most of the time as you are getting closer to the crater you can start smiling the characteristic smell of sulfur.
Also, on you right side hand you can view the amazing Coatepeque Lake as well as the Izalco volcano.
We come down in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.