Parque Nacional El Boqueron

Parque Nacional El Boqueron

Parque Nacional El Boqueron
4.5
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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MyLasVegasVIP
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Exploring this location offers a pleasant experience. However, the journey up the volcano poses some challenges due to the narrow, winding roads and the swift movement of local cars and buses. Upon reaching the summit, parking becomes a potential hassle due to limited space, resulting in a congested area that complicates turning around or finding a spot. The absence of an official structured traffic control system and visitor guidance adds to the chaos. If you manage to secure parking, the next step involves a walk to the entrance, where admission is free, and the ascent to the summit begins.

You don’t need a guide for this. Just your own transportation to the top.
Written January 15, 2024
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Adrian S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Beautiful National Park!!! Highly recommend if you’re in San Salvador. Recently remodeled spectacular views of the crater.
Written November 21, 2023
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Orr R
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Beautiful green space and a magnificent volcano and crater with good restaurants. The Boquerón Slide is very manually operated and only less than 15 inner tubes used at a time and if the wait line is long, one could get stuck there for hours on end. As the people go down in their inner tubes, then about 15-20 minutes to haul the inner tubes back to the top of the slide and only 15 people go down and the the process starts again of hauling.

Not a good process. And it takes the fun out of it
Written November 17, 2023
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Lucky
Fairfax, VA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Visited El Salvador for the first time in 20 years, it was fun to go back here. Park is much improved with better signs and paths leading up to the crater. Beautiful and quiet and clean. Now there are vendors along the rim which sell souvenirs and food, personally don’t think they are needed since there is also those stalls at the bottom and it’s literally like a 5-7 minute walk up to the rim. Other than that, a great oasis close to the capital.
Written August 11, 2023
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Face_The_Elements
Edmonton, Canada282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This natural area is nice to walk. You’re under the canopy of trees for the majority of the hike so bring bug spray. Otherwise, to get to the look out, you need to hike up quite a few stairs to get to the first view point. Our day was hazy so the crater wasn’t clear but we could still see it. It’s not a long trek but bring good shoes and some water.
Written April 29, 2023
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Nanci P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
El Salvador is a lovely country. Because of its history, many might not consider traveling there. It has a lush, tropical vibe and the beaches are fabulous. Lots of nice restaurants too.
Written March 10, 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,977 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
It takes about a 10 minute hike up a hill to the first viewing sight to see the crater. You then return on a different path with a few more viewing spots. The views are good and the park is well maintained.

There is also a viewing spot at the bottom of the park where you can see San Salvador. I was a little disappointed in this spot as several trees blocked parts of the view.

The drive to get to the park might be better than the park itself. The last mile or so is very tight with lots of restaurants and businesses on a very narrow road. There are several spots with great views on the road.

It takes some effort to get there but is worthwhile if you have access to a car.
Written January 25, 2023
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Inspired2
Guildford, UK424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Peaceful place high above San Salvador. Road gets very busy at weekends so good driving skills are essential. Can go up by local bus but doesn't go all the way to the top so it's about a mile walk to the national park. great views into the crate and over the city. locals charge $2 to park at side of road.
Written January 14, 2023
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The highlight of Parque El Boqueron is the second crater of Volcan San Salvador known as Boqueron (Big Mouth). The interesting thing about this crater is that it has a secondary crater within it which resulted form an eruption in 1917 thus my title ‘crater in a crater’.

To get here you must get transport to the top of San Salvador Volcano. This is a bit of a long and winding road. We had private transportation as part of a larger tour of the city. I did note a public bus near to the top of this mountain but cannot recall the number. There is a small limited parking area at the top. Entrance is 2USD for foreigners and 1USD for locals. After going through the gate there is a short, unchallenging upwards hike to the viewpoint over the craters. While on this walk one is afforded a pleasant experience in nature with wild hummingbirds. There are numerous restaurants with panoramic views of the city that could be stopped at on the road coming down off the mountain.

Overall its a great use of half a day and a decent nature break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written October 3, 2022
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gborotraveler
South Pole272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great place for a day trip out of the city. Quite a drive to get there but the hike up to the crate is worth the amazing views. It’s moderate to medium hike. Trail is pretty steep and the stapes are pretty uneven and old. But the views at the top amazing. Also increase in elevation it is a bit cooler up on the volcano. Lots of booths and a few restaurants at the parking lot. Admission was two dollars us for oforeigners. Best spent entire trip.
Written July 29, 2022
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