Exciting Things to Do in San Salvador for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in San Salvador

Exciting Things to Do in San Salvador for Thrill Seekers

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  • Vanessa B
    San Salvador, El Salvador37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the staff at the El boqueron park, the fees is $2 (only cash) and it's great, it as a small food shop and museum and a path well manageable with maps and scenic view point to take great pictures, it's definitely worth the ride there, just ridding up there was a thrill itself, you can definitely see the lake and other volcano and this entire San Salvador city from up there and the El buquaron volcano is small but nice to see. The stairs are the hardest thing to do otherwise it's pretty easy path

    Today's vagabond way to see the volcano without spending too much if you are located in San Salvador:
    Uber to the site = 40minutes because of the tiny mountain roads it takes a while to get up there from Santa telca but very fun to explore and see, very tropical and beautiful with a high concentration on tourism you can find many attractions parks, hotels and restaurants on the way up to the national park.
    Cost $7.50

    Next pay your entrance fees: $2 cash

    Enjoy the view points and climb up the stairs to see the cratere and volcano or see the mini museum and buy souvenirs on your way out

    Eat lunch: $3.50 with a coffee or soda
    With a volcano and lake view

    Walk down for about 1.5miles and follow the autobus sign when you see it and there you are, just wait for the big chicken bus that says (Santa Telca) takes about a good 45minutes , runs very slow down the mountain and pick up many passengers, the views is great and cost=20 cents

    Get off by the Plaza in Santa telca and enjoy the mall then take the bus that says Metro Centro or San Salvador for 20cens back.

    Total cost $13.50
    That includes:Round trip from San Salvador+Entry to the park+buses to Santa Telca+ Lunch Meal

    Compare to $50-90 Advertise tour trips that takes hours to pick up people and don't even include the park fee .

    If you exclude lunch it's $10 total or if you buy a souvenirs $15 max
    If you don't without the Uber on your way there it's : $6.50 total

    If you wanted to do it with Uber from Santa telca $18 total . You could take a Uber or taxi from the volcano to San Salvador but the cost is much higher from there and if you pay them cash it's around $20-30 one way witch I don't recommend.
    Written 10 July 2024
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  • Ahmed Z
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views were nice there was a rave on the top of the mountain and will definitely be back. I love this country because of this place.
    Written 3 January 2024
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  • Peter X
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My tour guide Mr. Alfredo Diaz is a very dedicated person, he paid attention to every detail throughout the tour, he gave me a detailed introduction of the sites and I appreciated the fact that Mr. Alfredo Diaz has a wealth of knowledge about history and natural sciences. He held an umbrella for me when it rained. He opened the door of the car for me after visiting each attraction. At lunch time, he introduced me to delicious and inexpensive restaurants for lunch. The best part of the trip was that he took many high quality photos of me at each place of interest. Mr. Alfredo Diaz's high quality and excellent service left me with good and pleasant memories of this trip, he is one of the best tour guides I have ever met, and I hope to meet him again the next time my friends and I come to San Salvador.
    Ran Xu
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, CA1 451 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I decided to go to El Salvador on a whim at the last minute. I sent a WhatsApp to EC Tours described what I like and how much time I had (basically 24 hours) and they planned and arranged everything. Joshy was my guide and she was excellent. We saw the city and El Tunco. They were organized, friendly, and well organized. I highly recommend.
    Written 21 July 2024
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  • Heidy B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our experience with Mr. Rafael and Osmar from Eco Tours Petate was exceptional. They were incredibly informative, providing valuable insights throughout the trip. Their driver, Hector, was excellent. They were flexible and accommodating to our group of 21 people and consistently punctual.; they were gracious and respectful to the group. El Salvador is a fantastic vacation destination, especially with Eco Tours Petate. I highly recommend you book your tours with them.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • Derek L
    San Salvador, El Salvador41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This theatre is attached to Metrocentro shopping mall so there is lots of parking. It's not particularly big, but if you are looking for some theatre in El Salvador, it is one of the best spots.
    Written 6 January 2015
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  • Hersh G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive tour experience! Our guide tailored the tours to our preferences, creating a personalized and enjoyable journey. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable—made the experience memorable. Highly recommend!
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • justinclements1995
    Chicago, IL11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eric picked my wife and I up from our hotel and took us on a beach tour at El Tunco, in La Libertad. There he arranged a private surfing lesson with a local surfing legend! Afterwards, we ate seafood at a beachfront restaurant. Originally, Eric was going to take us to the pier but was quick to adjust the itinerary when we expressed a desire to see El Zonte beach. After El Zonte, he drove us to the oceanfront Cadejo brewery, where we enjoyed good beer and amazing views of waves crashing on the rocks. All in all, a great experience and a good time, all thanks to Eric and Papagayo Adventures!
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Drew K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family had a wonderful 4 days with Alfredo. Prior to the trip, he communicated frequently over a 9 month period to plan a an itinerary that accommodated all interest levels and abilities for our family members. He even arranged for special accommodations for our grandmother who has trouble walking . He was a careful driver, was extremely knowledgeable about the area history, and went above and beyond to make us comfortable in the country. He showed us local spots, took us hiking to a volcano, to the waterfalls, and we even enjoyed a wonderful lunch together overlooking a lake. After we left, Alfredo we stayed at a beach resort he recommended. He checked in with us even when he was not
    on duty and helped with the logistics and transportation to our airport hotel. Our family loved our time with Alfredo and would recommend his services to anyone traveling to El Salvador! You would be lucky to get on his agenda.
    Written 15 January 2024
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  • ErinCatania_Italy
    Catania, Italy2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I HIGHLY recommend this tour company! Adonis was our tour guide and Eric was our driver. They both went above and beyond to ensure that we had an amazing experience while touring the Joya de ceren and the Cerre Verde!
    Written 16 October 2022
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  • Wes H.
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great dive with Mick! He really cares about his divers and goes out of his way to ensure their comfort. My mask was a little uncomfortable for the first dive but he brought extras and insisted i change it for the 2nd dive and it was much better! Just 1 example of how much he cares about his clients. Dive with Mick and you will learn a thing or two along the way!
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • dbelobokov
    Moscow, Russia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The service was highly professional, drivers were English-speaking, reliable and very friendly, the cars tidy and comfortable, everything worked in a very incomplicated and well organized way. But the most amazing thing was that Marbel really went a great extra mile in helping me to resolve the issues with my trip to Nicaragua. What he did was really not obvious and went well beyond the service I paid for: he made phone calls for me, made bus ticket reservations, used his connections with authorities to obtain necessary permits. All in all, it felt like Marbel wasn't just providing a service for money, but was caring for his customers whenever he could. Really exceptional, Marbel, very highly appreciated!
    Written 16 February 2022
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