Hike to the summit of El Salvador’s Izalco Volcano, known as the Lighthouse of the Pacific. This is a challenge even for experienced climbers, but once you reach the crater you’ll be rewarded with spectacular scenery and panoramic views!
What to Expect
Experience a thrilling climb to the crater of the Izalco Volcano, El Salvador’s Lighthouse of the Pacific. If you like to combine extreme sports and ecotourism then this is definitely the tour for you!
Located 8.5 kilometers north-east of the town of Izalco, this is one of the younger volcanoes in the Americas. Its first activity dates back to 1770 and for the next 196 years, the volcano erupted almost continuously. The eruptions were visible even from the ocean, earning Izalco its nickname, the Lighthouse of the Pacific. The volcano’s last eruption was in 1966 and since then there has been a gradual decrease in activity.
Some of the mountain’s slopes are as steep as 45 degrees, presenting a tough challenge for even the most experienced climber. The reward that awaits those who make the journey, however, is one that will take your breath away. The volcano’s perfect cone is clearly visible due to the lack of vegetation and the views from the top are spectacular!
- Private air-conditioned transportation
- Local tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Refreshing drinks
- Donation to the Association of Parents of Children with Cancer of Bloom Hospital
What's Not Included
- Transfers not included in the description
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Recommended Gear includes light clothing, sun block, walking shoes, camera with strap, and extra water.
Pick-up at the airport is available for a charge of USD 29 that is payable directly to the supplier on the day of your tour.