Casa de Cristal | Established Campground

El Salvador
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Last Visited: about 2 months ago
GPS: 13.833556, -89.631928
Altitude: 1770.0 masl
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Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: Warm
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Nice, quiet camping in grassy field with views of volcanoes and covered areas for cooking in case of bad weather. Picnic tables and fire pits. Can be windy. 2$ per person plus 2$ for the vehicle. Tigo service works here.


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Acampamos 2 dias aca en la Kombi, tienes que prepararte para el frío, la entrada cuesta $2.50 por persona y $2.50 por el Carro, los baños se pagan aparte a$0.25 centavos ( en la noche no pagamos ya que estaban abiertos) el lugar es muy tranquilo y seguro. Nos parqueamos a la par de unos arboles para que el viento no nos molestara mucho.

We arrived at night and paid 6usd (2 + camper), the gates were open just go inside and look for the man that admins the place at the cabañas.

Por favor.. sentí que me volaba, durante la noche por momentos parecía que el viento iba a volarnos el techo del camper. Estacionamos tratando de taparnos del viento pero igualmente nos dió con toda y dormimos mal.

Los baños se cobran aparte 25c!!!

Ok place, wasn't blown away (other than by the wind 🙄). $6 for the night. Arrived on a Sunday and super busy but quite chilled now on Monday. Showers are an extra dollar. Nice and cool but trash everywhere wouldn't come just for the site for sure.

Nos pagamos $7,50 dólares para 2 pessoas e a Kombi. Eles aceitam cachorro, o lugar é bem bonito, os banheiros são bem sujos e a ducha te cobram $1,00 dólar por pessoa. Os $7,50 é só para estacionar e dormir. Não achamos lugar para estacionar grátis e essa é a opção mais em conta. Tem muito muito vento e faz muito frio a noite.

Pasamos la noche allí, al otro día temprano subimos al Volcán Santa Ana. nos cobraron USD 7,50 por la van y dos personas, nos pareció un poco caro pero ya estábamos allí y realmente queda muy cerca del comienzo del sendero para subir al volcán. Es un lugar bonito y con una gran vista de los alrededores.
pagamos además 6 dólares de ingreso al parque nacional, aconsejan subir siempre con un policía.

We camped right in front of cafetin casa de cristal building, next to wooden fire pit area and were able to hook up to electrical for the night. It was $6 for our car and two people. No charge for restrooms or electrical. It’s very windy here, however.

un lugar magnifico, pasamos 3 noches acampando, sabado y domingo va mucha gente pero en la semana no habia nadie. Sale 2 dolares por persona y 2 dolares por vehiculo por dia. Ideal para hacer la excursión al volcan Santa Ana.

a magnificent place, we spent 3 nights camping, Saturday and Sunday many people go but in the week there was nobody. Sale 2 dollars per person and 2 dollars per vehicle per day. Ideal for the excursion to the Santa Ana volcano.

This place was disappointing! We came on a Wednesday around midday and it was full with about 100 students between 14 and 16 years old. Imagine the noise! Also trash everywhere and we don’t understand why nobody teaches the kids to use the trash bin. Luckily they left at 4pm, we had two quiet hours until a truck of people showed up and they brought speakers! Showers were locked you have to pay 1 $ extra, also toilet use costs 25 cents. At least the toilet lady left at 5 pm but ladies toilet was closed too, only men’s toilet was open for the night. Not again.....

Best spot to hike the Santa Ana Volcano. You can join the groups leaving from Cerro Verde at the trail entrance either at 10am or 11am (it’s only an hour hike and the views from the top are amazing -it costs $6pp). Parking at Casa de Cristal still $2pp and $2 for the car (bathrooms not included). Very cold at night. No place to do food shopping. The route to this place is in great condition, except for the last 1km (anyway nothing too bad!). Recommended!

Great place. Nice views. Cold at night. But the main thing is that is a perfect shortcut to the Santa ana hike. You save money by no paying cerro Verde fee and also energy since you will start from caseta park entrance just 10 minutes from camping. You just pay 6+ guideTip. Group hike will arrive around 11.30 every day with police support

We stayed here as we arrived around 6PM and the Cerro Verde national park entry gate was closed with no one around. (officially closes at 5PM)
Nice calm place with great views. Paid 6$ for car with 2 people. Decent toilets, shower for 1$ extra.

really nice spot to camp : beautiful scenery, refreshing air...
but we were woken up at midnight by music and shouting from the party nearby... it lasted until 4 am : singing out loud, shouting, arguying... we didn't get much sleep.
it was a friday night.

all is correct and up to date. awesome location, beautiful views, can get windy af. hike to volcano is incredible and its great for big groups or small. if you stay a long while make sure to bring ur own food cuz their resto seems a bit lacking.

Very nice spot to camp. Big grassy field with several palapas to cook/hang out under in case of bad weather. Awesome views of 3 volcanoes. Still 6 bucks for 2 people with 1 car. We had a quiet day - only people here plus no wind!

Awesome place! Big grassy field between volcanos. We could stay where we want. The people working there are really nice and helpful! There were some groups there during the day, but most of them left in the late afternoon. Restrooms old but clean. Cold shower available vor 1$ but we did not use. If you will do the hike to Santa Anna volcano it is better to go to Cerro Verde National Park in the morning. Only there they decide to do the hike or not for the day. They told us they need minimum 5 people. We did insist and they did the hike also only for our two.

Great little spot to wake up and see beautiful views of the volcanos and ocean. When arriving, there is a green gate with a welcome sign on an old big tire. The sign for casa cristal is very small and on the right. GPS coordinates are wrong. They bring you to a different posada. $2/ person and $2/ vehicle. They guard tried to overcharge but it should be $6 for one car and 2 people. We recommend! It has been great!

we paid 12 USD for 2 nights. Nice grassfield to camp. The gate is closed at night and the security guy is very friendly. for climbing the st Anna volcano they recommend not to do it by your own. Because there's a lot of robberies with violence on the vulcano. The militair and police escort leaves in the weekends at 11 am. Because we wanted to hike early in the morning they arranged 2 very friendly policemen to escort us. Afterwards we wanted to give the policemen a tip because they 're so friendly to us and our kids but they refused it. We really recommend this place if you want to hike up the volcano! Best is to go in the weekend. Then they 've enough policemen to escort people on the volcano.

We were here to hike santa anna volcano and the drive here was pretty stunning.
When we arrived the place was pretty deserted but it was a friday so during the working week.
the camping is on a grassy field.
So pretty here and the views are amazing.
The toilets were basic and we had to fill containers with water to flush them - they then locked the toilets on the saturday and charged to use them at 25c a time. We never saw the showers so cant comment on them.
The climate up this high is extremely pleasant and refreshing - we welcomed it after the coast.
We paid $3 per person per night and our 24 foot long rig with low ground clearance and no 4x4 made it okay, it was dry season though. On the saturday we awoke to a blistering gale and wondered if doing the hike was going to happen ... as we were trying to decide around 300 young campers turned up in tents and set up all around us (using the rig as a wind-break).
So I guess the warning here is watch out for weekends.
Great place and really peaceful at night.

Pretty spot. The road is a little rough and narrow, but 4x4 wasn't needed and most other vehicles were small cars or SUVs. Price is still $2 per person and $2 for vehicle. Come for wasn't open when we were here. Women's bathroom was locked, men's bathroom was sufficient.

a great location to camp if you want to hike up to the st. Ana volcano, there is an armed guide who will escort you up for a 'tip'. was a very friendly guide who works for the coop that owns the Casa de Cristal finca. the road is a bit rough but I don't believe you need a high clearance auto to make it as we saw many low clearance autos here, it might be different if it had just rained. cost is $2 per person and $2 for the vehicle for 24hrs. They have cold showers ($1), flush toilets as well as pit toilets (it's a hike to the flush toilets if you don't park near the cabanas) we had a really quiet and comfortable 2 night stay here and recommend it highly instead of parking lot camping at Cera verde.

Nice open field with gras, a lot of cabanas and view of 3 vulcan, the gate is close in the night and the have 2 security man at the property.the road is pumpy and high clearance is necessary. Payd 3usd pp and 3 for the car.the have showers for 1usd (didn't use)

$2 foro person camping

nice, quiet, camping on grass, cheap: 2$ p P plus 2$ for the vehicle. very windy!