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Izalco Volcano
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geo West zone: Sonsonate

Visit the youngest volcano in El Salvador and in the world, which remains active and represents a challenge for tourists.

Its name in Nahuat means: place of the black sands, which characterize it to date. It is also known as the Pacific Lighthouse, because the ships were guided by the constant eruptions and lava flows of this natural leviathan.

This 1,950-meter-high volcano above sea level with an inclination angle around 45º continues active, with its commanding presence in the middle of the thick vegetation of the area.

Its ascent is medium level (6/10), and visitors will experience a climate that varies from the highest to the lowest temperatures, therefore, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing, bring with you 1.5 liters of water, sunglasses, sunscreen, cap and footwear suitable for rough terrain.

This colossus is part of the Los Volcanes Complex, and the entrance fee is $ 1.50 for Salvadorans and $ 3 for foreigners.
Children under 6 and senior citizens do not pay.
Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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