Decreed a national park in 1989, it sits in the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range between 300m and 1450m above sea level. El Imposible Park is a Tropical mountain forest with amazing trails.
Destination: El Imposible Park(El Salvador)
Duration: 10 hours, transportation included
Price: $175.00 / 1-3 persons
This original forest – the remains of a threatened ecosystem – is still home to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, including pumas, tigrillos, wild boars, king hawks and black-crested eagles. Hiking can get muddy and steep but offers grand vistas of misty peaks and the gleaming Pacific Ocean.
7am- Leave San Salvador and drive west. The road is paved and in good conditions the first hour and a half; then we take the dirt road to the Park, the road gets very steep and bumpy in some sectors. Its 13.5 km of dirt road, approximately an hour. The sights are awesome in this road, you will experience the salvadorean “socially healthy” country life.
The road passes through small “cantones” or communities, you will see several children walking on the streets going to school or just playing around. Just people from the countryside living their everyday life, authentic salvadorean culture and people. Dogs laying on the road taking sunbaths. Families here own their land and most of the times they have a parcel of land where they grow maize, beans and even coffee. If the day is clear you will be able to see the coastline from here.
9:30am- Arrive to El Imposible National Park and we meet our local guide there, we start the hike. The local guide gives us insights about the trees and the animals that live in the forest. These guides are locals so they are really knowledgeable about country life and nature.
10:30am- Mirador El Mulo. Here you will enjoy a privileged view of 1/3 of the Park. The voice of the wind is very strong and the peace is incredible when you stare at birds gliding through the wind currents of the canyon. We can then hike to a second viewpoint or we can go down to the river. We have lunch in the middle of the forest.
2pm- Back to the Interpretation Center, small explanation of the Park. Small interpretation center provides history and interesting facts about the park. We depart towards Ruta de las Flores
2:30pm depart towards San Salvador
Bring hiking shoes with good traction and clothes for warm weather. Bring insect repellent and sun block. El Imposible Park Entrance fee non salvadoreans: $6 p/p (not included in our rate). Bring at least 1 liter of drinkable water.
No food or drinks provided by us. 10 hour tour, we start at either 6,7,8,9 am.
Overtime is offered from $10/hour and on.