El Boqueron Park

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Boquerón crater with Boqueroncito cinder cone visible at the bottom

Parque El Boquerón, or El Boqueron Park, is located on top of the San Salvador Volcano at 5,905 feet (1800 meters) the park's main attraction is a crater five kilometers in diameter and 558 meters deep. In addition, there is a small crater within the crater named “Boqueroncito” (little Boquerón). El Boquerón has a cool temperate climate year round.

The park is home to many plant species identified as ornamentals such as “cartuchos”, hydrangeas, begonias and wild “sultanas”. There is wildlife such as armadillos, raccoons, deer, foxes, among others.[1]

The park features a visitors' centre and short hiking trails up the side and along the rim of the crater.


  1. ^ Parque El Boquerón El Salvador Travel site

Coordinates: 13°44′N 89°17′W / 13.733°N 89.283°W / 13.733; -89.283