Los Chorros in Chiapas is one of the most appealing tourist attractions in El Salvador. For those who have never been to the place, you might be surprised at the things you can do there.
Location and How to Get to This Specific Site
The tourist spot is in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. You can get to the capital via ANSEL Comalapa Airport. From the highway, it is 45 minutes away from the capital. From the airport you can get on a bus that will bring you downtown.
What to See There
Los Chorros in Chiapas consists of various pools, all crafted by nature. While the pools vary, they all emanate from the same spring water. This is situated at the overhanging volcanic cliffs.
The favorite activity among locals (and foreign tourists) is taking a dip in the pool. The crystal clear waters and vibrant greens all make for an enjoyable scenery. The place is also used as a place for picnics.
Scientists aren’t sure how long the site took to develop. But what is apparent is that the clear water has always emerged from the volcanic cliffs. Today there are four pools where the water falls into.
The waters go down by the slopes. The thick vegetation surrounding them has made the area look more like Hawaiian jungle. The entire area is surrounded by dripping moss, flowers and ferns.
Buses that will take you downtown cost 0.70 USD. It will take about an hour. The shuttle is faster but it costs more. Note that there is a $32 departure tax that must be paid. In some cases, the tax will be included in the airline ticket you buy.
The best time to visit the place is during the day. You will see plenty of people there during the weekends. Aside from picnics, the site is a perfect place to meet other people. There are also some eateries, restaurants and hotels nearby.
While you are in San Salvador, you can visit some of the monuments there including the Water Clock, Monument, Plaza Morazan and Plaza Gerardo Barrios. One of the most popular is the Monumento an El Salvador del Mundo (“Monument to the Saviour of The World”.).
Los Chorros in Chiapas remains one of the most visited sites in El Salvador. Despite the influx of tourists, the area has not been affected or spoiled at all.