Chorros de la Calera
Chorros de la Calera
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juan o
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Someone else has already mentioned not to risk to get to the spot. It is pretty dirty trail full of garbage. Some guys stand at a certain spot waiting for tourist so they can charge too much money in order to pass people through a wooded area in order to get to the falls. It feels pretty fishy to me. I am Salvadoran and brought my family thinking there was an official entrance for tourists . I would not recommend the place since people have fallen off cliffs, got robbed etc . People have actually got killed in the place by falling off. One of the fellows kept following us and seemed to be stoned or something. You will be charge way too much for this
Written 1 July 2024
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Kate G
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Can not enter without expensive private guide. Walked to entrance and a bunch of locals informed me that the falls are closed to the public. You have to hire a private guide. Huge ripoff for a basic waterfall
Written 2 December 2023
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Eric R
Bogota, Colombia22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
An assailant wielding a machete attacked and robbed my friend and I when returning from the chorros. The trail is unsafe unless you go with a group and request armed guard escort from the local police. The assailant was violent. Due to high levels of violence, poverty, and a culture of corruption and impunity in El Salvador, I would highly recommend thinking twice before a visit to the chorros. Plus, honestly, the attraction is over-hyped in guide books and by locals (at least during summer months). The trip is simply not worth the risk.
Written 10 March 2018
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rolofromaustria
Pressbaum, Austria161 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
Yesterday (April 7, 2016) we drove with our 4x4 to the entrance gate to the waterfalls. I was not feeling comfortable to leave the car with our entire luggage unattended and decided to stay there. My wife and grown up kids went down to the falls. My wife did not go down all the way and waited for the kids to come back. My daughter was attacked by a guy with a machete and screamed and then the guy run after my son to rob his expansive SLR camera but did not get it for the fraction of a second and then threw a huge stone (maybe 4 lbs) from short distance and very seriously hit him on his cheekbone. He (and the two ladies) managed to run back to the car. He was incredibly lucky that the stone did not hit him higher. Conclusion: if you don’t fancy visiting the falls with a police escort just do not go there. It is far too dangerous.
Written 8 April 2016
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Carlie W
Melbourne, Australia161 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
The falls are beautiful and well worth the visit!! We were however robbed at knife point and lost everything.We were told by our hostel that it was safe and would not need a police escort, but do yourself a favour and get one!! We lost everything and when we went to the police they said it was stupid of us to not bring an escort. But don't let that deter to visiting the falls, they are beautiful and well worth the effort.
Written 31 October 2015
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Carlos Quevedo
San Salvador, El Salvador67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
NOTE: .If you are new to this place I totally recommend you to go only from Friday to Sunday because the cops don't use to be there during the week, only during the weekend so, take the necessary precautions and GO WITH FRIENDS, don't date to go alone unless you totally know what you are doing.
Besides the above, the patch to the "Chorros" is very rough and you need to take a "Moto-taxi" which is about $3 (one way). When you get to the "Chorros" you'll have to walk for about 10 minutes going down until you finally see the first pool. It's beautiful in winter because the water keeps coming down like big falls and you can swim in the pool which is crystal clear & clean water that keeps flowing down, you even can drink it!!. Keep walking down and you'll find the 2nd pool but be careful because the path is short and you have to give a little jump at the middle part. If you keep walking you'll find the 3rd pool which is the last one and more private one because is more dangerous to reach it. If you like challenges, wild environments and these type of places you'll love it! Totally worth it.
Written 20 January 2019
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camer0n1980
Perth, Australia71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
Went to Juayua for the Feria Gastronomica and went to these water falls as well. It was quiet and refreshing. A welcome relief from the dust and heat. I had read reviews that it's walking distance from town. I would strongly advise against that! It's a long long way and the road is awful. Get a tuk tuk. We felt safe the whole time with armed guards at the pools.
As for the food festival it was fantastic value but not what we expected. Rather than various stalls serving samples of local cuisine everyone was dishing out massive plates of food. Great value but just not what we expected.
Written 16 June 2017
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markyparka
Cheltenham, UK209 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
It's safe to walk here although the local tourist office says it's not and that you should go with a guide and pay $15. I went alone but it was weekend so there were plenty of other people around. The waterfalls are not that great, and the whole area was full of rubbish which spoiled the experience for me.
Written 7 February 2018
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Whityl30
Sandpoint, ID99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
This was so much fun! I read other reviews and brought a guide. We rented an airb&b who provided us with a guide. It felt vary safe. But don't take any chances and think you can go alone. The waterfalls were very beautiful but part of the path was closed due to reconstruction.
Written 25 January 2017
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Easylivingtravel
Tampa, FL4 993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Business
I was very fortunate to have a guide who knew what he was doing. We caught a moto-taxi from the hotel to the entrance point. Next we begin walking down the rocky path to the main fall which is the easy part and takes about 15-20 minutes carefully walking with good shoes (no flip flops or dress shoes please). Once we arrived at the main fall it was amazing. I have never seen anything like this before and I have seen a few waterfalls. This isn't like Iguazu or Niagra Falls, it was something I felt you could only experience in El Salvador. This is a simple natural water jet that runs into a crater that forms a pool with no connection to a river and the same water supply is also used to generate hydro-electrical energy to supply power to Juayua. The water is quite cold, so I didn't get in cause it really wasn't a hot enough day for me. This isn't really a crowded site although we went early around noon. The hard part is walking back up that rocky path which takes double the time and I needed to rest halfway. The good news is I survived this adventure without injury. I highly recommend the moto-taxi to and from your hotel from the entrance point. I don't recommend you do this alone because it isn't a really secure area and if you fall or get injured there is no medical staff nearby. The buddy system with a good guide that knows the area is a great idea. Bring your camera and enjoy this Salvadorean experience. Happy Travels!!!
Written 11 December 2015
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