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Parque Nacional El Boqueron

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Address: Calle al Parque Nacional El Boqueron, San Salvador, El Salvador
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503-2243-7835-165
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US$50.00*
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Half-Day Tour: San Salvador City and Volcano
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US$79.98*
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San Salvador Full Day: City and Volcano Group Tour
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US$27.99*
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Private Tour: San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón and Santa Tecla

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A day at the volcano

My wife, 2 kids (13 & 9) and myself had a great time. There is limited parking and we had to park in the road going up. We walked towards the gate about 100 meters or 1 block... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Edwin C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife, 2 kids (13 & 9) and myself had a great time. There is limited parking and we had to park in the road going up. We walked towards the gate about 100 meters or 1 block. Make sure your car is in good condition or it will overheat with the climb. Inside the park there are paths and... More 

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Playa Limon, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning views of San Salvador and Lago Iopango. And some inexpensive and tasteful resturants

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a natural park in which you can walk and enjoy the peaceful and fresh weather. You'll also be able to see the actual volcano crater (that seems like a little volcano). Please bear in mind that, as one of the highest parts of the San Salvador Volcano (Quetzaltepeque), you'll need to access trough a very inclined terrain. The... More 

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the drive alone in amazing...when you are half way up the mountain, open the windows and feel the fresh air, while viewing coffee plants galore. At the top, pay the small fee, and stop in the little museum. The hike is shaded and you can take your time if you need to. Once at the top, you will have... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good view of a inactive vulcan, very easy to get there and a great place to go. Very organized and you will feel safe and relax there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant hike through shaded areas brought us to the rim of the caldera. Snacks are available from locals and they are very delicious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Access to this is via fairly well maintained track through tall trees and a range of flowering plants. There is no particular view to be had until you reach the crater itself. A fairly short walk of 15-25 minutes uphill and ten downhill. Be aware that El Boqueron is a considerable height above San Salvador a lot is in the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Personally, I would recommend staying within the hotel when visiting San Salvador... We went to the Parque however and on the way passed a corpse dumped on the side of the street and only covered in a sheet with two cops next to it. To the cab driver, this was normal. Aside from this experience, the Parque is quite basic... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Path with rails. Crater is intense. Easy to get to by public transportation. Driver will tell you where to get off

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El Tunco, El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I love this place, is one of my favorites in the country. I would love to see it more clean but I know that it could be hard. You have to arrive early so you can find parking otherwise you will be parking outside. There is food, fruit and a lovely weather.

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