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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  • It is an ideal place for lovers of hiking, there are several routes to practice it from highest to lowest intensity, you can appreciate vegetation typical of a misty forest and for fans of orchids can visit the forest of the 100 years where there is a large variety of these beautiful flowers. You must request permissions to enter.
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  • We went to the El Imposible Forest on the side of Tacuba, Ahuachapan and discovered a new natural world full of intense greens with beautiful views, crystal clear waters and strange, different nature sounds that invite you to remain silent so you can feel all life within this immense forest. Highly recommended for Adventurers with excellent physical condition.
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