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Cinquera Rain Forest Park

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ARDM, Frente Parque Municipal, Cinquera | 600 metros del Iglesia, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranger Rafael made the day

The park itself is fine but what makes the experience memorable is Ranger Rafael. A guerilla... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Sandy N
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Seattle, Washington
see the town as well as the rain forest

Cinquera was a stronghold of guerrilla resistance where bullet damage still can be seen. the park... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2016
Lsf22
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Lebanon, Ohio
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Apr 8, 2018
“Ranger Rafael made the day”
Mar 1, 2016
“see the town as well as the rain forest”
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ARDM, Frente Parque Municipal, Cinquera | 600 metros del Iglesia, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The park itself is fine but what makes the experience memorable is Ranger Rafael. A guerilla fighter during the civil war, he has many fascinating stories to share. Cinquera is a poor area and there aren't many restaurant options. If you want to support the...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Cinquera was a stronghold of guerrilla resistance where bullet damage still can be seen. the park has winding hiking trails, lush landscape and a small waterfall

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Reviewed 30 November 2015

We had the opportunity to visit this forest this past week, and it's a fascinating as well as a beautiful place. The history behind it, and the next-door town, with the combination of nature make this a unique place. But, it's something of a pain...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Visited this park as part of an Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) group and we had Rafael (head ranger) as our guide. He was a former gorilla fighter in their civil war (i.e. they call the "Civilian Conflict") and is the undisputed local expert on the...More

Thank travel1948
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

The park was created by the former FMLN guerillas and their families to protect the forest from loggers. They told me that "these trees protected us and took bullets for us when the army was bombing us". The trail is somewhat steep but takes you...More

Thank Kenneth H
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

A short walk from the town center and you’re in a beautiful forest with a well maintained path. During my stay I frequented the waterfall and swimming hole in the forest for a refreshing dip during the hottest part of the day. Aside from some...More

2  Thank Ethan N
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

Over my years here in El Salvador I have visited the park many times. For the last year I now go to bird watch as the forrest makes an ideal spot for birding in the central part of the country. Yesterday I took some friends...More

8  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

I had a great afternoon here, as I hired a local guide who really knew the history of Cinquera. We only hiked around for maybe an hour and a half, but there are some great views, and it is an easy bus ride from Suchitoto....More

6  Thank winnie1000
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Wackytiel
1 August 2015|
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Response from travel1948 | Reviewed this property |
Rafael who was a former "gorilla fighter" and now the head ranger of the park was our guide. I do not know what if any he charges or was paid. I do know he was very knowledgeable and conducted a very informative and... More
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Wackytiel
24 July 2015|
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Response from travel1948 | Reviewed this property |
It's basically a protected nature reserve with lot's of hiking trails. A lot of the "civilian conflict" fighting took place there. The "tour" would be for how long you hire the local guide for. You can make your visit last... More
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