El Salvador Peñón Natural

The Impressive Peñón Natural of El Salvador

The massive rock is known to tourists as el Peñón, located several kilometers from the capital of El Salvador, the impressive structure is a whim of nature and is precisely about 10 minutes from Comasagua.

 

Story and Photography by Mauricio Cáceres Correspondent for Latina Republic.

 

Comasagua means, Jewel of the white-tailed deer, and it was discovered by the Spanish in the year 1533 according to the history of the country. To get to the Peñón, visitors enjoy a 45-minute walk from the city, along which they encounter the natural scents of the cultivated fields of maicillo, beans and corn among other basic grains of the place.

 

Story and Photography by Mauricio Cáceres Correspondent for Latina Republic.

 

The Peñón de Comasagua is an ideal place to camp and to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets with an impressive view of the sea; only a few kilometers away one can see the Port of La Libertad.

 

Story and Photography by Mauricio Cáceres Correspondent for Latina Republic.

 

This capricious rock formation has an elevation of more than 900 meters above sea level and is located about six kilometers south of the town. This rock, the Peñón, is also popularly known as Quepis Salvadoreño or Piedra de Santiago.

 

Story and Photography by Mauricio Cáceres Correspondent for Latina Republic.

 

Access to the top is not difficult, as there are steps that go up to that point. From its heights you can see beautiful landscapes, a pleasant atmosphere, and rustic decorative themes, in the Swiss style.

 

Story and Photography by Mauricio Cáceres Correspondent for Latina Republic.

 

The stunning landscapes make it a preferred site for national and foreign tourists.

 

Story and Photography by Mauricio Cáceres Correspondent for Latina Republic.

 

Away from the daily hustle and bustle and surrounded by a lot of vegetation visitors will find this splendid place. It is a peculiar space that offers its visitors an opportunity to savor a rich breeze along the paths of cypress forests.

Also during the visit, the tour operators offer, in addition to camping, the option of visiting a farm, a local place where tourists can order their breakfast, lunch and dinners which include typical local atoles originating from the place such as, shuco with monkey beans and chili, a delicious aperitif From El Salvador.

 

Story and Photography by Mauricio Cáceres Correspondent for Latina Republic.

 

On the other hand, tourists have the option of camping or visiting the spectacular cabins of Finca Santa Marta, a magical place where the stars are appreciated at night and where visitors can spend a very pleasant family night since these rooms are well-equipped with bathing facilities in the middle of coffee plantations and trails.

 

Finca Santa Marta.Story and Photography by Mauricio Cáceres Correspondent for Latina Republic.

 


Mauricio Alexander Cáceres García is a Correspondent for Latina Republic focused on El Salvador and Latin America. He is a renowned Photojournalist and Documentarian from El Salvador. Migration is personal to him. His father and family moved to the United States as migrants. His work showcases the power of human stories. Among his specializations, Cáceres has reported on “The migrant route” of the Guatemalan border, Mexico and the United States. He personally completed the migrant route to the US on four occasions. Cáceres has a degree in Migration from the Universidad de Centro América, UCA. Cáceres has served as an Editor of the newspaper Más, EDH and elsalvador.com. He has extensive experience in national and international news coverage, studied journalism has won several photography awards throughout Latin America, including second place on a photographic contest centered on the migrant woman, and earning the Santa Clara de Asís prize for his report on the migrant route.