El Salvador Volcanoes, 2012

We visited El Salvador in November, 2012 to climb several volcanoes and explore the country. After a quick flight from Miami to San Salvador, we headed west into the mountains along the "Ruta de Las Flores" near Juayua for some mountain biking and hiking through high coffee plantations. We hiked the volcanoes of Cerro Verde National Park (Izalco and Illamatepec) before heading east to El Pital, the highest point in El Salvador at 8957 feet, along the Honduran border. From there we headed back toward San Salvador, stopping at El Boqueron National Park for quick hike. After a couple of nights in San Salvador, we headed northeast to climb Chinchontepec and explored Suchitoto along Lake Suchtitlan. We continued our hiking near Alegria to climb Tecapa and San Miguel. After all that climbing, we headed to the beaches at El Cuco for surf lessons and some rest. We climbed one more volcano overlooking the Gulf of Fonseca, Volcan Conchagua, before heading back home. We posted more details of our El Salvador adventure on our blog.

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Zorro & Bernado in Juayua Park
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Fountain in Juayua Park
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Parade in Juayua Park
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Marc, Misha, Sarah and Peggy in Juayua
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Santa Ana Volcano (Ilamatepec)
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Peggy at base of Izalco Volcano
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Marc on the rim of Izalco Volcano
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Izalco Volcano
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Pacaya, Agua, Fuego and Acatenango (R-L) Volcanoes of Guatemala
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Crater of Santa Ana Volcano (Ilamatepec)
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Us & Santa at El Pital
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Summit of El Pital, the highest point in El Salvador at 8957 feet
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Mural in La Palma
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Golden coffee beans
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El Boqueron National Park
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Cob corn, sweet corn bread and corn tamale served on a banana leaf
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Chayote, a local vegetable
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San Salvador
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The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Savior in San Salvador
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Our group in Guadalupe in front of Chinchontepec
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Hermit Island, Lake Suchitlan, Suchitoto
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Lunch at La Posada de Suchitlan, Suchitoto
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Santa Lucia Church built in 1853, Suchitoto
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Guerilla Cave on Guazapa Volcano
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View from Guazapa Volcano
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"Music Room" at La Casa Mia, Berlin
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View of Laguna de Alegria and Volcan Usulutan from Volcan Tecapa
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Santiago de Maria with Cerro El Tigre and distant San Miguel Volcano
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Wall mural, Alegria
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Cafe El Portal, Berlin
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Looking across the crater of San Miguel (Chaparrastique) Volcano
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Looking down into the crater of San Miguel (Chaparrastique) Volcano
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Sunrise at Playa Las Flores, El Cuco
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Peggy rides a wave at Playa Las Flores, El Cuco
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Marc rides his wave at Playa Las Flores, El Cuco
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Kayaking at sunset near Playa de Esteron
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View of Gulf of Fonseca from the summit of Cerro de la Bandera, La Union
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Striped butterfly on slopes of Cerro de la Bandera, La Union
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Marc opening a bottle of beer with his new machete in El Cuco



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