Etiqueta: Coatepeque lake

HIKE ACTIVE VOLCANOES IZALCO AND SANTA ANA (ILAMATEPEC)

 

Izalco is considered one of the youngest volcanoes in the world in that it erupted almost continuously for two centuries when in 1957 it stopped. With its almost perfect volcanic cone of loose rock and ash makes Izalco a favorite among hikers who will see, not only the rugged beauty, but be able to actually feel the heat and steam jets emitting from this geological wonder.
With an elevation of 1,950 meters above sea level this majestic sentinel has a diameter of 250 meters and still shows signs of activity and was once known as The Lighthouse of the Pacific by ancient sailors on their journey along Salvadoran coast line.

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TAZUMAL, CASA BLANCA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND SANTA ANA CITY

This two Archaeological Parks located in the city of Chalchuapa were important regional trade and ceremonial centers. Tazumal has the biggest pyramid ever found in El Salvador.

The importance of Tazumal is the archeological site with evidence of one of the longest occupancy in Mesoamerica. It was inhabited by different tribes and cultures before, during and after the Maya, including migrations from distant places as far as Central Mexico.
Casa Blanca is a site still under excavation and investigation. Here you’ll visit the Site’s museum with ancient pieces and detailed explanation of the civilizations that built this pyramids, temples and structures and made vitrified pottery since the Early Post Classic Period (900 – 1200 BC).

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KAYAKING

El Salvador is a great destination for kayaking enthusiasts, advanced or newbies: volcanic calderas, mangrove estuaries, rivers and wetlands are top on the list.
Enjoy the sun while sets on a line of volcanoes at Jiquilisco estuary or watch resident and migratory birds flocks at Suchitlán lake on one of the cleanest low impact ways of making tourism.
Pick your your destination: Coatepeque Lake, an ancient -still active- volcanic caldera; Suchitlán, the only man-made and largest lake in El Salvador; Jiquilisco bay and estuary, among the most important wetlands in the country: lush estuaries of mangrove with channels to explore or maybe La Barra de Santiago where is still common to spot some crocodile or a “machorra” fish, a living fossil or go down the flow on Lempa, the longest and most important river in El Salvador.

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