Salto De Malacatiupan
Salto De Malacatiupan
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Face_The_Elements
Edmonton, Canada346 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
To get to this place, it’s a lot of off roading and going slow on dirt roads The last 40 minutes of the drive was spent dodging massive potholes and trying to keep the car in one piece. But when you arrive, you park the vehicle and take a 5 minute walk down a small path, to the river side, cross a wood plank, descend a wet and muddy path along side the waterfalls and arrive at the pools. Here you can step into the warm waters of the falls. There is a small railing you can use, but water from the hill side creates slick spots so be careful. A friend ended up slipping, losing his balance, and took a tumble over the edge, falling two stories into the flowing current. Locals jumped in after him as he fractured his wrist and dragged him to safety. There is a “guard” with a rope who assisted us, and was able to retrieve ice for our friend. It’s a beautiful area but take added precautions.
Written 29 April 2023
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Kim R
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Its a dirty and really dangerous place. You can see al the garbage around the place floating is like taking a hot bath with crap. Then it has no safety . Algae has grown up on the rocks so you can slip at any minute. Gross. Not worth it
Written 25 April 2021
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Saya_Senang
Bridgeport, CT99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Large crowd over Easter Weekend. Not quiet, but a fun place to spend a little time. Pretty falls and different places to walk and dip in the water for various views.
Written 21 April 2021
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3 655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place is definitely a hidden gem near Rutas De Las Flores. There are a series of waterfalls with hot water that you can lie under for a hot shower! There are pools that you can sit in and there were also got and cold pools next to each other too. To get there you will need to catch a bus to Atiquizaya. We took a bus from Ahuachapan for $0.50, which was in a market area 5min walk down the road from where the 249 bus terminates, and then got a Tuk Tuk there from Atiquizaya for $5 (a little on the high side but it was getting late so we didnt have much time) and it was another 20min or so. You may have to wait a while afterwards, we got lucky and managed to get a lift back into town with a local.
Written 2 March 2020
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Maxi
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I remember the turquoise blue that makes up these incredible thermal waters, full of history and mysticism. Some time ago I did not feel with such a deep connection with the water, the nature, the history and the beauty of this place. If you travel to El Salvador, you must include this adventure in your trip.
Written 2 June 2019
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clopez84
San Salvador, El Salvador21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
The waterfalls are located near the town of Atiquizaya. A 20min drive on a dirt road will take you there. We organized our trip beforehand with the tourism office of the municipality of Atiquizaya (they provided us with a guide that made the trip even better). From the parking lot, you walk a short distance to the edge of the river, were you can bathe on the small pools that have formed on the rocks. If you want to see the waterfalls and swim on the bigger pool, you will need to cross the river and walk down a steep path on the other side. It's very easy, but be careful since some rocks are slippery. We arrived during the dry season, since visitors are not allowed during the raining season. The waterfalls and the large pool are great! The area is in it's natural state, there are no bathrooms or other amenities. Be sure to take all the garbage with you when you return. I highly recommend visiting the waterfalls, they are one of a kind in El Salvador!
Written 30 January 2019
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Rebecca R
Richmond, VA92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This waterfall is located outside of the town of Atiquizaya. The road to the falls is a bit rough, so it may be difficult for low vehicles. The town boasts a plethora of "tut tuts" that will take three people to the falls round trip for 10.00 A short 3 minute walk from the road will take you to the top of the falls. The falls originate from a thermal river and the waters are about 110 degrees. The water is crystal clear and suitable for bathing in the upper pools or swimming beneath the falls. This is private property but open to visitors. Rosa is the gatekeeper and will show you the path. You can traverse the entire area from the top of the falls to the bottom of the gorge, but this is not a park and is in it's natural state so there are no safety precautions at all. Paths are clear but can be steep and rocky. The river runs very deep at the top after heavy rains so be sure to make sure that no rain has occurred for 24 hours before going. The town is very quaint, with a large church and central park. This is a must see.
Written 6 October 2018
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Geovani C
San Salvador, El Salvador5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
A very nice place, you have to pay for parking but nothing more. Quiet and the water is thermal so they are very hot but you acclimatize
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Written 27 December 2023
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