Los Naranjos

Los Naranjos is the name given to the area of the volcano El Pilon (1960 m ASL) at 7 km northeast to the city of Juayua, and 20 km from Sonsonate, on the road CA 12.

Whichever road you decide to take to get there, will make your car trip much worth: road CA 1 takes you to Santa Ana and then take the road going south to Los Naranjos. Another option is to take the road CA 1 to Sonsonate (CA8) and before Sonsonate you'll see the three volcanoes: Izalco, Santa Ana, and Cerro Verde to the right.

Los Naranjos is very well known for its all year round fresh climate and low temperatures during December and January (time of the year when coffee is picked). Its location makes it one favorite place for visiting during the hot - dry season. There are many restaurants, hostels and amazing views in its surroundings.

You can also enjoy trekking around the volcano, bird and orchid watching, and observing the coffee process during harvest season.

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