Cerro Verde

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The Cerro Verde is actually an extinct volcano which last erupted approximately 2500 years ago. On the top of its crater there is one of the few cloud forests in the country, located at 2030 meters above sea level. The other two impressive volcanoes - Santa Ana and Izalco - can easily be observed from the look-out spots located within the park.

There are many activities you can enjoy while in the preserved Natural Park but the most common one is hiking. The Cerro Verde used to be home to a 4 star hotel called "Hotel de MontaƱa - Cerro Verde". However, quite unfortunately, due to the strong earthquakes that occurred in 2001, it is not currently open to visitors and only serves as a reminder of the areas beauty and danger. It's a great place from which to photograph the Izalco volcano. At its conception, the hotel was built with one thing in mind - creating close scenery to the Izalco's majestic eruption, which lasted a total of 200 years until 1960 when it suddenly stopped.

Elevation (feet): 6,660
Elevation (meters): 2,030
Continent: North America
Country: El Salvador
Latitude: 13.82732
Longitude: -89.62356
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Convenient Center: San Salvador

Thanks to Christian Rodriguez for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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  • Log #21927 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 19, 2010
    Very easy and shorth hike to the summit. Views to others volcanoes are really amazing and the flora and fauna is just wonderful.