El Imposible National Park, Ahuachapan

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Hikers of all abilities can explore El Imposible National Park , home to some of El Salvador's last old-growth rain forest and several endangered plant and animal species. The highland sector preserves narrow coastal fringe, including sand beaches, mangrove forests, alluvial plains, and volcanic highlands. It sits on Apaneca Ilamatepec Mountain, with an altitude between 300 m (985 ft) and 1,450 m (4,758 ft) above sea level, and includes eight rivers. The park offers several walking paths, ranging from highly demanding to easy. Adrenaline-junkies eager to dive can find a trail leading to seven waterfalls 6 to 12 m (20 to 40 ft) in height. A few tour companies organize excursions, but if you go there by car It is recommended to hire a local guide and to tip them. In 1992, UNESCO entered the park on its World Heritage Tentative List. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to El Imposible National Park and many more Ahuachapan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ahuachapan road trip planner.
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  • An amazing day spent hiking around this national park. Our guide was fantastic, friendly and informative. Highly recommend  more »
  • This was definitely the best hike we ever did. It was tough but the feeling after is amazing. William was a very good guide who let us feel safe and talked with us about several things. We booked via....  more »
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