San Salvador Volcano / Quezaltepeque

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San Salvador Volcano / Quezaltepeque

It is considered an active volcano at rest, to reach its summit and to its crater there is an excellent asphalted road that leaves from Merliot City then in the kilometer 20 aprox is a marked diversion that says; “Al Boquerón” there turn left and travel approximately 3.5 km in dirt road which is passable even in a simple transmission vehicle during the summer, if you travel by bus approach the route 103 takes you to 1 km. Before the crater and the terminal of these buses is located 100 meters west of Daniel Hernández Park.

Its altitude is of approximately 1950 msnm and the temperature in that place varies from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius in the day and descends until 12 or 8 degrees Celsius at night.

From this place you will have the most spectacular view of the City of San Salvador and if the visibility is good you can see the Lake of Ilopango, in the area of its top there are exotic flower crops and you will see many other beautiful floral varieties that grow wild , As well as cypress and pine trees.

It is a nice place for people who like to observe birds, to be in contact with nature in an atmosphere of pure air and security, as well as to capture sunrises with their camera on the way to this volcano on the paved route will find sales of Beautiful flowers that are cultivated in the hills of the volcano, as well as you can visit the facilities of Café Miranda which is a coffee farm that offers Restaurant service which has a beautiful view towards the northern plateau of the country and the Zapotitán valley and counts With trails to observe the coffee crops of height

According to volcanologist William J. Hart (1978) in ancient times, this volcano was a single mountain that had a tremendous eruption that formed the huge crater of El Boquerón and left after the eruptive cycle, part of the original mountain El Picacho, Which is the highest point of the system (1,960 masl). The crater has a diameter of 1,600 meters in its major axis and a depth of 543 meters. The crater’s bank at its highest point measures 1893 m.s.n.m. The distance between the Picacho and the Boquerón measures approximately 2,500 meters. The main eruptions of the volcano of San Salvador were those of 1575, 1770, 1876 and the last of June 7, 1917 that spilled lava flow incandescent covered an extension of more than 5 km forming a wall some meters thick. The indigenous people of San Jerónimo Nejapa were almost surrounded by lavas and their inhabitants were able to escape through a narrow belt not destroyed by the magma.

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