Santa Ana Volcano Tour Description
Santa Ana volcano tour hike is one of the most spectacular things you can do in El Salvador. This the highest volcano in El Salvador with a height of 7811 feet above sea level. The panoramic views are simply dazzling. The Santa Ana volcano tour hiking will undoubtedly make you enter into a deep contact with nature. Venture to conquer one of the most impressive peaks in El Salvador
We can start this adventure from San Salvador or El Tunco beach. Early in the morning we will leave from San Salvador or El Tunco beach towards the volcano complex, at the foot of Cerro Verde National Park. We will begin our trek from here to the top of the Santa Ana Volcano. The Santa Ana Volcano, also known as the Ilamatepec Volcano, is the least difficult to climb, although a fit condition will help you to have a easier ascension. The Santa Ana volcano hiking tour takes approximately 4 hours. 2 hours to climb and 2 hours to descend.
In the ascent walk to the Santa Ana volcano you will notice the existence of 3 different types of forest. The first part of the hike will be in a cloud forest, where you can enjoy the shade of the thick vegetation. The second part of the walk will be on land with a small vegetation, such as shrubs and agaves. Finally, in an eroded land, where the lack of vegetation allows you to have a spectacular view of the Salvadoran territory. The last eruption of the imposing volcano of Santa Ana was in the year 2005.
Once you have reached the summit of Santa Ana volcano, you will be amazed by the beautiful turquoise lagoon that rests at the bottom of the crater. From the crater the landscapes are simply indescribable. You can observe the splendor of the Pacific Ocean, the volcano of Izalco, the tranquility of Lake Coatepeque. This is where you realize that your effort is well rewarded. The challenge of Santa Ana volcano hiking tour has been overcome! It’s the moment to come back to the foot of the volcano.
After finishing our Santa Ana volcano hiking tour, it is time to start a new adventure. We will visit the most beautiful lake in El Salvador, the Lake of Coatepeque. Renowned for changing color in a whimsical way to a beautiful turquoise color, at least twice a year. From here you can enjoy a delicious lunch with a privileged panoramic view. Coatepeque means: Snake Hill. Here you will discover the legend of the lake that the locals kept living.