Tag: Santa Ana

LOS VOLCANES NATIONAL PARK, CERRO VERDE AND COATEPEQUE LAKE

Cerro Verde make up the Eastern most tip of the Sierra de Apaneca mountain range. Formed by more than a dozen volcanoes this is one of El Salvador most valued natural treasures.
What is home to three major volcanoes, Cerro Verde, Santa Ana and Izalco. We’ll take time to walk the area and enjoy some gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. Here we also take a pleasant walk through the cloud forest.
The last time Cerro Verde erupted is estimated over 25,000 years ago. Nowadays this extinct volcano is crowned by a dense cloud forest.

Coatepeque lake is without a doubt the blue sapphire of this magnificent region and one of the most beautiful volcanic lakes in the world: an old caldera of about 25 Km² with pristine waters where the Mayans once built a temple on the small island of Teopán to honor their goddess Ixchel. We’ll finish the tour with a panoramic view to the lake.

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TAZUMAL, CASA BLANCA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND SANTA ANA CITY

Tazumal and Casa Blanca Archaeological Parks located in the city of Chalchuapa were important regional trade and ceremonial centers.

The importance of  Tazumal and Casa Blanca is this sites have evidence of one of the longest occupancy in Mesoamerica. They were inhabited by different tribes and cultures before, during and after the Maya. Including migrations from distant places as far as Central Mexico.
Tazumal has the biggest pyramid ever found in El Salvador. Casa Blanca is a site still under excavation and investigation. The Site’s museum display ancient pieces and detailed explanation of the civilizations that built this pyramids, temples and structures. The first civilization that made vitrified pottery in the pre-hispanic Americas.

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