Visit mysterious Alegria Lagoon in El Salvador on this full-day tour from San Salvador. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Pan-American Highway. Visit the picturesque town of Alegria, and climb Tecapa Volcano to reach the legendary volcanic lake.
What to Expect
Within the crater of Tecapa Volcano lies Alegría Lagoon, one of the most beautiful natural wonders of El Salvador. Discover this tranquil and mysterious lagoon during this full-day tour from San Salvador.
Cruise down the Pan-American Highway to Usulutan. Admire spectacular views of the lake of Ilopango, and pass through the quaint and picturesque towns of San Sebastián and San Vicente. You´ll be astounded by nature's power as you take in the impressive panoramic view of the valley of Jiboa. Continue your overland journey as you cross the largest river of El Salvador ̶ the Lempa.
Climb up to and above the Sierra of Chinameca to arrive at the town of Alegria. Surrounded by El Salvador’s highest mountains, coffee farms, and several volcanoes, this town is famous for its small volcanic lake ̶ the Alegria Lagoon. The lagoon grows a brilliant emerald green, which is caused by the sulfur and other minerals found in the crater's volcanic clay. At the entrance to the lagoon is a trail going up the volcano ridge, from which you can see the surrounding mountains, volcanoes, and valleys.
Return to San Salvador via the panoramic Coastal Highway, and take in a gorgeous view of the Bay of Jiquilisco.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Private transportation in an air conditioned vehicle
- Services of a private local guide
- Entrance fees
- Soft drinks
- Donation to the Association of Children with Cancer of Hospital Benjamin Bloom
What's Not Included
- Optional activity costs
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Please wear light and comfortable clothing. It is also recommend that you bring sunglasses, sunblock, 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.