- One of El Salvador’s most popular visitor destinations
- See the famed ‘Lighthouse of the Pacific’
In 1770 El Salvador’s Izalco volcano began erupting, and didn’t stop for almost 200 years, earning it the nickname of the ‘Lighthouse of the Pacific’. Izalco is just one of several awe-inspiring volcanoes you’ll see on this superb El Salvador gift experience that takes you into the ‘Lake and Volcano Complex’, a natural wonder and one of the country’s most popular visitor destinations. A full-day tour departing from San Salvador, it includes entrance to the stunning Cerro Verde National Park, where you’ll take a path through dense jungle that teems with exotic plants and animals, into the Cerro Verde volcano crater itself.
Incredible panoramic views are aplenty, at least until you reach the volcano’s higher altitudes where you may find yourself enveloped in thick cloud. Your final stop on the tour is the beguilingly beautiful Lake Coatepeque, inside a crater formed by the collapse of two volcanic cones. Here, there is the option of a scenic boat ride which you won’t want to miss (supplement applicable). This is a unique landscape, and this San Salvador sightseeing tour is perhaps the best way to become fully immersed in it.