A Place You Cannot Miss When Visiting El Salvador
La Casa de Cristal is a tourist place located in the San Blas Valley that belongs to the department of Santa Ana, a place that offers contact with nature, tranquility, a pleasant climate and impressive landscapes.
Hundreds of tourists come to this place from all over the world to camp and enjoy the dense mist that rises through the green and damp grass that is observed everywhere. This is an ideal place to rest and realize how beautiful El Salvador is in all of its nature.
It is a perfect place where groups of families, friends, and couples come to rest and enjoy natural recreation. La Casa de Cristal sits at 1,800 meters above sea level. It is nestled in the San Blas Valley, on a plain located between Cerro Verde, the Izalco Volcano and the Ilamatepec de Santa Ana Volcano.
La Casa de Cristal is a spacious house that was built several decades ago by a well-known and wealthy family. Later it passed into the care of the Association of Agroindustrial Workers of San Isidro (ATAISI), which transformed it into an attractive place to rest.
Today, this comfortable country house has the capacity to house 30 people and has several bedrooms, bathrooms, two meeting rooms and glass windows. But tourists prefer to camp in its surroundings and live the natural outdoor adventure of the place.
The services available in El Parque de Montaña are rental of camping tents, and rental of cabins, which are made of wood and are equipped with all the services that a tourist needs such as bathrooms, showers, rooms and even wifi for spend connected with social networks.
The cabins are family-friendly and there are approximately 5 of them spread throughout the extensive fields and there are 14 smaller ones also spread out so that tourists can enjoy privacy.
The sunrises are fabulous. The first thing you see is the spectacular Volcano of Izalco, once known as, “El Faro del Pacifico” (the light of the Pacific) because its crater lit the way for merchant ships in times past.
Visitors can also hike to the Ilamatepec Volcano, the highest in El Salvador. The hikes are led by local experts who know the area well and guide you through nature in 4 hours of extreme walking.
From this place you tourists can appreciate the Cima del Cerro Verde, the blue horizon of the ocean and and other spectacular views, like the also see the top of the green hill and the blue line of the sea among other places like the Lago de Coatepeque.
This park has 40 blocks of green areas for camping, spaces to play games, hike, exercise and other attractions.
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Mauricio Alexander Cáceres García is a Correspondent for Latina Republic focused on El Salvador and Latin America. He is a renowned and awarded Photojournalist and Documentarian from El Salvador. He has extensive experience reporting on migration, community, travel and patrimony. 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.