Cerro El Pital
Located in the municipality of San Ignacio, Chalatenango, Cerro El Pital is known for being the highest point in El Salvador with a height of 2730 m.s.n.m.
The natural scenery of this site is outstanding where you can appreciate a panoramic view of the volcano of San Salvador and the "complex volcanoes" of the west of our country.
Here enjoy the cooler climate of the country and that this mountain is located in the middle of a cloud forest that usually has an average temperature of 10 ° C. Note that in the period from December to March, temperatures drop to 3 ° Celsius.
This destination is preferred by domestic tourists for a change of scenery in every way. Here you can disconnect from the noise and routine, in addition to sharing with family or friends on an extraordinary journey.
What to do
You can exercise and walk the trails in the area. Among them the one that goes to "The Cracked Peña" which they believe is a rock stuck in the ground and impressive proportions. The drive from El Pital is 20 minutes.
Particularly the locals hold the belief that it is a meteorite that fell from the sky for thousands of years. In this place you will see two large rocks with a crack that divides and has, at least, 50 meters deep.
You can cross them leaning on a fallen tree subject to a wire. Around this point find a small lookout where you will see breathtaking scenery where the fog constantly visit.
You can also experiment with the service adrenaline canopy from $2.00 USD per person.
Where to stay
If you want to spend the night and venture to experience the weather so cold this place may do so either in tents or cabins available for visitors at varying prices.
Have four log cabins come with a double bed and bunk. Also, the bathroom is situated on the outskirts of these rooms.
Prices available from $35.00 USD for two people to $120.00 USD to groups of visitors ocho.
Staying in this room must carry thick bedding and warm clothing for the cold.
Note: shall cancel the entry of $2.00 USD per person for each day of your stay.
Where to eat
If you plan to stay in El Pital is suggested that you make your reservation in advance so you can receive the cafeteria where they serve traditional, homemade food at affordable prices.
Otherwise, You may bring food or prepare a simple barbecue.
From San Salvador conduct yourself in the North Trunk Road (4N) Resume and towards Aguilares.
RECOMMENDATION: is necessary to move a vehicle wheel drive because the road is uneven and wet.
In Chalatenango, then have to move to La Palma and San Ignacio River diversion route at Chiquito. From San Ignacio resort 8.5 miles or so to get to this diversion. When climbing the diversion of Rio Chiquito find signs that point the way to Cerro El Pital which is at a distance of 5.5 kilometers upwards.
Route 119: East Terminal bound from San Salvador to La Palma / San Ignacio / Citalá each 30 minutes. Ticket cost from $1.25 USD a $3.00 USD.
- Contact telephone: (503) 7489-0383 the (503) 7282-2918 Luis Alfonso Portillo to the Jose Calderon Huberto
- Open 24 hours and has permanent monitoring
- TOURIST CENTER (CAT) La Palma, Chalatenango:
Phone: (503) 2335-9076
- Knowing the Cerro El Pital:
Altitude 8649 feet
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