Best Things to Do in Santa Ana for Couples

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Best Things to Do in Santa Ana for Couples

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  • coolmammaa
    1,675 contributions
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    Beyond stunning! Not an easy hike. Steep and rocky. The rocks make it tougher.
    I was planning on going super early afraid of getting full but then a local person gave me the advice to be there by 9:30am which is when the other buses arrive and you can join other people. If you want to go alone you will pay the full price for one guide which is $35. If theres more people it’s only $3.
    Entrance to the park $6.00 and parking $3.00
    I was flabbergasted, this was really really pretty.
    If the day is cloudy, you might wanna wait bc if there’s too many clouds the visibility is really low!
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Donald M
    Illinois5 contributions
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    We stayed at Equinoccio Hotel. Probably ten rooms right on the water. Good breakfast, burgers for lunch and great Salvadorean food for dinner.

    Hired a boat and driver to circle the lake for two hours. They had a two story boat dock where we had lunch and you could also leap into the cool refreshing water.

    Staff was great and other guests were fun and/or interesting. Not many guests from the US.

    This review sounds rather bland but this boutique hotel and lake are almost magical. We were there late December 2022. Before we arrived at the hotel we stopped at a restaurant along the highway. It is situated on a high cliff (several hundred feet) that overlooks the lake. In summary, we would highly recommend visiting this gorgeous lake and wonderful hotel.
    Written 17 June 2023
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,221 contributions
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    Beautiful region. It was about a 90 min drive from San Salvador and I came up here on a personal guided tour with Centro America Tours. My guide Benjamin was excellent. The hike to the top of the Santa Ana Volcano was the highlight of my stay in El Salvador. My guide on the trail Herzon was great. 4 mile round trip hike that was moderately strenuous but beautiful views along the way including of the nearby Izalco Volcano. Sights and smells of the active volcano when we reached the top were awesome. Didn't see too much wildlife when visiting but it was midday. There is also an observation point with views of Lake Coatepque in the park. It was clouding up at this point in the afternoon but I could imagine this would be beautiful from photos that I've seen.
    Written 12 January 2022
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  • Quakeup
    Victoria, Canada266 contributions
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    One of the guides on the trail up Santa Ana Volcano suggested that hiking Izalco Volcano is about the same distance as Santa Ana, but double the exertion. He was right!

    I joined a guided hike that started from the Cerro Verde parking lot at 11 AM. Our large group on this Sunday morning descended through a beautiful wooded switchback trail to the saddle that separates Cerro Verde from Izalco Volcano. From here it’s a 45° rise, which is hiked on a rough and rocky switchback trail. There are plenty of solid handholds if you need to pull yourself up in places.

    It was amazing to see the steam vents seeping out of the rock as we neared the small crater rim. Izalco has retained its iconic cone shape, so it’s not very wide at the top or as interesting as the sweeping view inside the magnificent Santa Ana Volcano nearby. I was rewarded by the expansive views all the way into Guatemala to the north, Lago de Coatepeque to the east, San Salvador to the south, and the great blue sea of the Pacific to the west.

    Enjoy a frozen ice cream novelty at the crater rim when you get there. Only $1.5 for a popsicle—wow!

    This is an out and back trail, and we retraced our footsteps to the car park the way we came. Going down the volcano was easy, but the return up Cerro Verde was a tough slog because of the grade and distance. The saving grace is that this section is entirely in the shade.

    Prices: I was charged $4 for park admission (including parking fee), plus $3 for the guide.

    Hiking time: Guides suggest four hours. Took me three hours, because the guides eventually allow us to hike the last strenuous section at our own pace.
    Written 13 February 2023
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  • dakotamorton
    49 contributions
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    I’ve been on other coffee tours before that we’re not even as close to as detailed in comparison to the tour at Finca ale Esperanza.

    Farm owner Eduardo really takes the time to show you every step of the process relating to coffee production on the farm.

    On top of all of that, he’s a really great guy and you can talk to him for hours. We shared some really good vibes and conversations late into the day; which began with some amazing pupusas, and finished with some very tasty desserts.

    Eduardo also took the time to talk about other ecology and plants, animals, that play into the coffee lifecycle on the property.

    The three varieties of coffee grown on the property are all very good, and you get to taste them via the pour-over method - right there at a little table on the farm.

    Moreover, he drove us up the Sahara Ana Volcano for some amazing views of the city of Sahara Ana and surrounding areas.

    He was kind enough to roast our favorite varieties that we sampled during the tour that evening, and then dropped the 1lbs bags at our hostel the next morning.

    Do not miss an opportunity to check out his farm! Thanks Eduardo!
    Written 19 March 2020
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