Its name has different meanings in Nahuatl, among them: “Mountains of Quetzales”, “Precious City” or “Beautiful place”. This site is located to the Northwest of the city of Quezaltepeque in the department of La Libertad, at a distance of 25 kilometers from San Salvador and was inaugurated on July 21, 1979, under the administration of Mr. Alfredo Menéndez Magaña. The Recreational Park has an area of 140 acres, with a relevant
natural potential since it is located over a mantle of lava or volcanic rock that serves as an aquifer recharge generating numerous crystalline water springs that in turn have developed species of vegetation seen exclusively in this part of the country, in addition to various species of insectivorous plants. “La Toma” has become one of the favorite tourist parks for Salvadoran families with its three pools of fresh water, an artificial lake, picnic areas, cabins, trails, gardens, soccer and basketball fields, among other attractions.
· Admission for adults: $ 1.50 USD
· Free for children under 6 years, adults over 60 and the physically impaired.
· Foreign tourists: $ 3.00 (all ages)
· Parking: small vehicle $ 1.00, large vehicle $ 2.00
· Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.