The Montecristo National Park, in Metapán, is a unique misty forest that envelops visitors with its magic and surrounds them with pines, cypresses, oaks and flowers. The ideal place for nature, adventure and cold weather lovers, as its temperature ranges between 6° and 18°. Breathing the fresh air while listening to the sound of the pines is a great experience that you will want to live more than once.
It operates as an interpretative center where visitors can learn about its history through ancient objects and about the species of animals that inhabit it. The adventure begins here, starting point for a hike that will take you to a waterfall that forms a pool of cold, crystalline water; later to the hanging bridges, which will raise your adrenaline.
It is part of the Trifinio Transboundary Biosphere Reserve and was the first declared protected area in El Salvador, the highest peak is located at the Punto Trifinio, where three countries converge: El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
This destination offers visitors camping areas, cabins, soccer field and starting points for hikes to viewpoints, rivers and the 100 year old garden where you will appreciate different species of ancient plants, ferns and orchids. One of its main attractions is the love tree, where two trees embrace in a hug. This is the perfect scenery to observe quetzals.
Montecristo is home to many animals such as the cuche de monte, the mountain guacalchía, deer, ocelots, cotuzas, among other.
The entrance fee to Montecristo is $3 for nationals and $6 for foreigners. In the park you can camp, Salvadorans pay $3 per day and foreigners $6.00. You can also reserve a cabin, for $40.