With a length of 77 kilometers, Sumpul River is a tributary shared with Honduras is born on the slopes of Cerro El Pital, the municipality of San Ignacio. Also feeds on six rivers and four broken with the ultimate destination hydroelectric dam 5 November.
This natural attraction makes its way in the municipalities of San Fernando, Holy Name of Mary, The Laguna, El Carrizal, Ojos de Agua, New Trinidad and San Jose Las Flores, all for the department of Chalatenango, the northern part of our country.
If you are visiting the mountainous area of Chalatenango appreciate how many of these small streams adorn the trails and streets in the area.
Also, Sumpul River is also recognized for being a scene emblematic of the past armed conflict.
One of the benefits of this stream is to promote fishing and feeds the legumes and corn plantations in the surrounding communities. Even, its waters can reach up to ten degrees or less, becoming one of the purest rivers of El Salvador.
Where to stay
Along the river Sumpul simple find different rooms where you can camp and share a break with friends.
In the "Canton Stacks", municipality of San Ignacio, may enter the creek by $2.00 USD per person. If you need more information you may contact Ana Lilian Portillo (503) 7559-4129.
Also the locals will offer homemade food preparation as Indian chicken tortilla soup and curd accompanied by $22.00 USD for groups of 4 a 5 people.
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 "Stacks" located at a distance of 6 kilometers. Sumpul River is located 7 miles away from this point.
Towards Canton Stacks:
From Rio Chiquito forwarding must handle in the Canton address Stacks. Take reference to the Health Unit "Stacks" and should turn right following the dirt road. If in doubt the locals can succor.
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.
Altitude 5755 feet
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