• Hiking at Volcanoes National Park
  • Coatepeque Lake and Izalco Volcano
  • Santa Ana's Crater

El Salvador is the country with more volcanoes per square kilometers in the world. This is because there are many volcanoes in a very small area, a country of only 20,000 square kilometers. In Volcanoes National Park, three amazing volcanoes embrace beautiful Coatepeque Lake, which fills the crater of an extinct volcano; these are Izalco, Santa Ana, and Cerro Verde.   The Park features the “Lighthouse of the Pacific”. In the 1800´s and early 1900´s, ships sailing on the coasts of El Salvador guided themselves with the glowing lava being expelled by the crater of Izalco Volcano. Izalco is one of the youngest volcanoes in America, given that it was born in the 1700’s, whereas Santa Ana is thousands of years old. No lava is currently flowing, but both volcanoes are still active since constant fumaroles are present. In Cerro Verde, located in the middle of the other two volcanoes, you can enjoy an easy walk around its extinct crater, providing breathtaking views of Izalco and Santa Ana Volcanoes and Coatepeque Lake, which has been considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.