Looking for El Salvador’s top activities? We have asked different travel groups about what are those places you could say: If you go to El Salvador, you must go here. After reading a lot of recommendations we have come up with our top 5 things to do in El Salvador.
- Ruta de las Flores
- Hot water waterfalls
- Downtown San Salvador
- Tamanique Waterfalls
- Santa Ana’s Volcano
Ruta de las Flores
The Ruta de las Flores – Route of Flowers is a combination of 6 colonial towns connected through one road that connect each one of these towns.
In each colonial town of the Ruta de Las Flores, you can find different activities such as gastronomical festivals, coffee plantations, incredible waterfalls, hot springs and so much more
Hot water waterfalls
In the little town of Atiquizaya, between Ahuachapan and Chalchuapa you will find these amazing thermal waterfalls. The Salto de Malacatiupan is located about a 15 minute car ride from the town square.
Downtown San Salvador
First thing first, downtown San Salvador has been renovated and it is safe to go and visit all the plazas and important buildings including San Salvador Cathedral, National Palace and many many more.
Tamanique Waterfalls are the perfect break for surfing waves or for the hot weather of the beach. Located just 30 minutes away from El Tunco and with an altitude of 600 meters above the sea level, Tamanique welcome us with a nice temperature. The Tamanique Waterfalls is a complex of 4 waterfalls, where you can jump off from 3 of them, the fourth and final one is 50 meters in height, there is a nice mini lagune where you can swim and relax watching the water come from the top of the hill.
Santa Ana’s Volcano
The Ilamatepec or Santa Ana’s Volcano as everybody knows this place. With an altitude of 2,381 meters above the sea level is the highest volcano in El Salvador and the fourth in Central America. Located on the south west side of the country. 1.5 hours away from San Salvador city.
You can hike the Santa Ana’s Volcano in 2 hours average, the faster you get to the top the more time you are going to spend watching the crater and the lake.