Santa Ana Volcano / Ilamatepec
Santa Ana / Santa Ana
It is a majestic volcano which can be seen from the viewpoints of Cerro Verde Park It can also be climbed from there, where there are trails that take you to its peak this route lasts 4 hours round trip At its summit you will have breathtaking views of much of the territory of El Salvador, as well as enjoy its pleasant climate, and you will know the sulfur lagoon that is in its crater to ascend to the volcano must be integrated to the groups of climbers that leave the Parking lot of the Cerro Verde park every day at 11am which are accompanied by an Eco-Tourist escort and local guides • In its base there are cozy accommodations that provide all the security and comfort to the visitors, to reach these places take the deviation that is three kilometers before reaching the Cerro Verde park turn to your right where you indicate the signal if you want to pass An unforgettable night in a low temperature environment wrapped in a thick fog or admire the sky on a clear night stay in one of them contact: Cabañas Termicas igloo Tel 2271-0853, Crystal House San Blas Tel 2483-4713 24834679 Cabañas campo beautiful 2271-0853 Santa Ana Volcano is the highest volcano in the Pacific with 2.356 m.s.n.m. And also the one of greater volume, belongs to the class of compound volcano. Its summit contains four recognizable craters, superimposed or born within the oldest crater, with a depth of 289 meters. The oldest crater in the rupture system is at a higher altitude and is known as the "Hole Plan". Further north and in the same alignment is the "Cerro el retiro" of 1460 m.s.n.m., a cone of slag with three well-marked craters of which the one to the south, called "El perol" is well preserved. A short distance east of the hill "El Retiro" there are other cones of slag and explosive craters. Two of these ejected long currents of basalt or olivine. These lavas possibly reached the suburbs of Chalchuapa, crossing a distance of about 10 km. These recent currents of basalt are closely associated with a series of crater funnels, being the most accessible those of the lagoon Cuzcachapa and Seca de Chalchuapa. Although these craters appear of very recent age; However, are probably more than 2,000 years old, this volcano was very active during the sixteenth century, before 1524 and until after 1576. It subsequently erupted in the following years: 1621, 1874, 1904, 1920, 1937, these last three Synchronously than those of Izalco. Its indigenous name in Nahuat language "The granny mountain".
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