I had no idea El Salvador contained so many volcanoes! I’m lucky enough that the owners of the hostel we’re staying at not only live near one, but are willing to take us up there for some sight seeing.
As we drive up the base you can start to see the city streets dwindle and the greenery begin to dominate.
This specific volcano last irrupted in 1917 and is now a tourist attraction equipped with a mini museum.
Although the short hike has easy footing, it’s definitely steep enough for a little burn in the buns… You know I’m loving it!
Need to use the bathroom? Look no farther as they provide “areas” for that.
Unfortunately it’s not the clearest of days, but you can definitely get an idea of the view.
As you exit the park there’s a sweet woman selling fresh berries ($1 for the entire bowl) and homemade jam. My favorite part was the deal being completed through and over the fence. Classic!
On the way back down the hill, we made a pit stop with an incredible view of San Salvasor. Here they offered coffee, cocoa, traditional meals, snacks and desserts all with open air seating.
To enhance our journey, we decided to order a few traditional goodies for the table to share. This is a bowl of boiled cassava root with curtido (a pickled cabbage, onion, tomato and carrot topping) and pescaditas (fried baby sardines).
The plate in the back is fried yuca with a sweet sugar cane based syrup and the dish with two rolls on it is mashed platino (a firm, less sweet fruit in the banana family) stuffed with beans and the other is filled with a milk based pudding. Both deep fried and sprinkled with sugar.
Finally the second and last handstand shot of the day!