The El Espino farm is one of the lungs of the Salvadoran capital, and it is home to the Bicentennial Park, one of the destinations that should be on your list for mountain biking, hiking or just relaxing in the middle of the city.
Located on Jerusalén Avenue between San Salvador and Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Espino has bicycle lanes, pedestrian paths, plazas and picnic areas with grills and gardens, areas of thick vegetation and where visitors can breathe fresh air, without leaving the metropolitan area.
This park is home to more than 420 species of fauna and more than 500 specimens of wild flora. It also serves as an enclosure for parakeets that migrate to different parts of San Salvador and La Libertad.
The Bicentennial Park is the first natural protected area located in the metropolitan area and was inaugurated on November 5, 2011, the day on which the Bicentennial of the First Cry of Independence of Central America was celebrated, hence its name.
Pedestrian access is free and you can bring your pet and food. If you go by car, the parking fee is $1 Monday through Friday and $2 on Saturdays and Sundays. It is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.