Acajutla – Ruins and Volcanoes
Visit the only Maya village in the world. Walk around the rim of an extinct volcano.
Panoramic views of the countryside – sugarcane plantations, volcanoes, and coffee plantations.
Walk around the rim of an extinct volcano.
See the volcanic lake of Coatepeque.
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
6 hrs 15 min
Light, layered clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and mosquito repellant.
In El Salvador, you can find many vestiges of the Maya culture. One of the most important is Joya de Cerén, a Maya village that was preserved by layers of ash from the explosion of a nearby volcano; it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can take a peek into a regular Maya community from 1,400 years ago. You will also visit the beautiful Cerro Verde National Park located on top of Cerro Verde Volcano. Walk around the volcano’s rim and enjoy the views of Santa Ana Volcano, Izalco Volcano, and Lake Coatepeque. Along the way, you will be delighted by the views of the countryside in El Salvador: sugarcane fields, coffee plantations, and the valley.
Language: English and Spanish
Included: Visit the only Maya village in the world. Walk around the rim of an extinct volcano.
Remarks/requirements: Light, layered clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and mosquito repellant.
Walking information: Joya de Cerén: 660 ft (paved, mostly flat); Cerro Verde: 3,280 ft (dirt, sand, uneven path).