Santa Ana Volcano, Santa Ana

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Head 2,381 m (7,812 ft) above sea level at Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador’s highest volcano. Following a moderately difficult hike to the top, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of pristine surroundings. You'll also gaze upon a turquoise crater lake, located at the summit, and enveloped by four nested calderas and volcanic craters. Bring good hiking shoes, plenty of water, and snacks. To visit Santa Ana Volcano and other attractions in Santa Ana, use our Santa Ana route tool .
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  • Great exercise and some decent views. We go to gym and really hit it at least thrice a week and felt this hike was a 7/10 in difficulty. Very cloudy and windy at the top so we could not see anything s...  more »
  • It has been a great experience to climb to the highest volcano of El Salvador where in the lower part you enjoy a green environment by tropical vegetation and when you reach the top at 2381 meters an impressive green lagoon that emits fumanolas
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  • Amazing trip. The landscape is breathtaking and so is the long walking, so you better be prepared. If you love nature this is a very good opportunity for 4 hrs max walk.
  • If you are up for a tougher activity, you must add this to your list! 12 km up and 12 km down, but so worth it. Go with a guide, bring a liter of water and a few snacks. The diverse terrain and stunning views from all sides are worth the sweat.
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