Eco Parque el Espino | Established Campground

El Salvador

Details

Verified:
22 days ago
Altitude:
1103.1 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Very nice place for hiking or mountain biking. Lots of trees. Colder than the city. The entry is easy to miss, so be alert. Small road but we made it with a big and tall truck camper. Guards all the time. Cafeteria offers nice pupusas and beers. We paid 4 usd per person. The mountain bike trails are right there. We stayed one week. Rustic Shower and bathroom. Nice views of El Salvador. Very quiet at night. Probably pet friendly but didn't ask.

Prices seem to fluctuate. Jan/2020 $5pp and $3 for the RV. Yes pet friendly.

Jan 2022 $5pp and $1 for truck camper

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Good place to camp if you are in San Salvador. Still 5$ pp
Rustic cold shower and toilet
Ask where is the camping at the entrance

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5pp dollar for camping
toilet, shower without roof in the forest
Hard to charge the solar but the bike trail is really really nice

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Stayed here two nights. Great place to stay, hike, mountain bike and see views of San Salvador from three Miradors. Tge bike shop owner Aurillio is a great guy. He speaks fluent English and can update you on various hikes
He can take you on San Salvador tour too. I highly recommend you use him.

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stayed here for a night. I wanted to hike for couple of days but had no time. The price is still $5/person with RTT. Great Claro signal. No showers but the guard told me I can take shower where the cloth wash basin is. I have a shower cube so it was not an issue for me.
There is a guy in bike shop named Orioliowho speaks good English. He can guide you about the trails. I have attached trail map. yellow lines are step. Red are drivable road. Blue are I believe bike trails. I had to shorten my hike as could not see anything on Miradors due to cloud cover. Rain was in the forecast for the day.

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Very nice nature park with great walking trails and mountain biking trails. The park is great for outdoor activities but it doesn’t really focus on camping. We stayed here for 3 nights in our big truck camper. When we first arrived we had to come in off the main road through a dirt road which was a little rough but was doable then when we got to the gate and the worker told us the camping was off to the right through yet another dirt road so we started following the guys directions to their “campground” and we ended up having to start going up and down a really rough dirt road pretty much off-road with large pot holes and half way through this road we had to stop and turn around because there was no way we could make it up this hill to reach the camp area and after walking to the campground to check out the road and the grounds we were shocked to see there was nowhere our truck camper would fit because the camp area looked like it was for tents only! So after all that we turned around and went back to the front where we were then directed to just stay in the parking lot right in front with a lot more open space. So if you come here with a big camper or don’t want to drive through a rough road just ask to stay in the parking lot! But after that experience we ended up having a nice time. They have a number of different bathrooms which were okay and they did have a outdoor shower at the campground area. The trails were very nice and our dog absolutely loved them. The campground is in a great location close to the volcano and close to the city. We were able to get an Uber to take us everywhere we wanted to go.

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They asked if we want to stay 12 or 24 hours. For 24 hours they asked for $11 (2p + in vehicle).

We asked then to show the place further up which is designed for parking. Friendly people.

Very high trees, not good for solar or Starlink. Very quiet at night, pleasant temperature. Lots of mosquitoes unfortunately.

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Stayed for two nights. Guard wanted to charge $5/pp plus $5 to park the car. We negotiated to $10 total. I wouldn’t pay any more than that, personally. There are spots up the road for $10/night if you have issues negotiating.

You will most likely want to park in the parqueo that is right after the entrance. Only flat section is towards the big concrete block, away from the power outlets. We parked where the turn is, under a tree for shade, placing our starlink on the concrete block for pretty good reception. Not perfect because of the trees but good enough for video calls with occasional interruptions.

Park is really nice for walking, trail running, and mountain biking. I have a rigid bike (no suspension) so didn’t tackle the single track, but if you like difficult/extreme terrain, this place looks great. The viewpoints have a nice view of the city.

You could park up at the Mirador Alemán, but it’s quite an extra drive to get there. Pretty slick and steep in some parts, might be tricky in the rain. But relatively level up top.

We arrived on a Saturday and I can confirmmit gets busy. The little casita that they rent out above the parking lot was full with a family and they were blasting music and doing karaoke u til 3am. Not so peaceful that night but Sunday night we slept amazingly.

The guy that works at the bike shop/teaches people how to mountain bike is super friendly and speaks great English.

The water spigot just after the entrance to the right has water from a well. I drank a cup of it without filtering and I am fine. Tastes pretty good, too. Filled up our tank after spending hours in the city trying to buy a garrafon of water, but nobody would sell us one unless we had an empty one to trade. And nobody would sell us an empty one. The security drink that water too. You have to fill up on a steep incline if you don’t have a long hose, but it’s fine.

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Stayed for one night.
Nice place, had a very quiet night. Lots of birds in the morning.

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Still $5 pp. The gate guard tried to ask for another $5 for our vehicle but we confirmed that the total cost should be $10 for two of us and he agreed. Three electrical sockets on a pole in the parking lot (all working) but you'll require a long cord if parked in the level area. Faucet with good water on the road beside the cafe. Good pupusas at the cafe ($1 ea, big and delicious). A small bicycle tiendita on site: rentals (in good condition!) $5/hr, repairs as well. Aurelio and his brother, who run it, speak excellent English and are very well-travelled so are great sources of info. The only "shower" in the park is an elevated cold water faucet located in the camping area up the hill near the paintball grounds.

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Really lovely cool spot above the city. Pet friendly - our dogs and cat love exploring the trails. We’ve made a habit of sleeping here whenever we need to be in San Salvador the next day. The cool breeze, views, and good cell signal make it a great stop! Prices vary, first time we paid a total of $11 and the next time it was $14 (a week apart) for two people and a vehicle.

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Nice spot in nature. Easy to miss the gravel road off the main road so keep an eye out for the turn. Road wasn’t too bad - 2wd is fine. Made it in our truck camper easily. Paid $5 US per person and didn’t pay anything more to stay overnight. Nice hiking trails - some with stairs and uphill so a good workout and biking trails too. Enough sky to use our starlink internet but trees for shade. A nice temperature and cooler than the coast. Good spot if you have a dog so it can roam around. Nice to be in nature but so close to the city!

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Quiet place for one night. It’s 5$pp and 3$ for the camper. The acces is a Gravel Road.

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Quiet and safe place
Paid 10$ for 2 and he wanted 5$ for the RV.
He accepted easily 13$ in total

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Spent a nice evening here. Parked in main parking lot but after walking around I am sure you could drive to the northeast mirador and park at end of road (1-2 vans) and the tenting site could fit a small van or two.
There is a handful of Mtn bike trails with drops, jumps and berms.
Pleasant people, very clean, outdoor shower and bet it see some traffic on the weekend.
I would recommend, especially as it is quiet and away from city.
Lovely little place

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Very nice place. The road up to the campsite is a bit rough, but made it easily in our 2wd and it was worth it as we were the only ones there. There are picnic tables, outdoor shower, clean toilet, no paper. Really enjoyed the evening and did some walks in the morning.
The park itself gets pretty busy on Saturday, but ppl stay away from the campsite.

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I did my first bikepacking trip here, I paid $5 to be allowed to camp. There are bathrooms, and a place to put a fire to cook. Away from the city and colder.

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We ended up staying at the parking lot since we didn't feel driving the rough dirt road up the hill for just one night. Cafe was closed. Owner (?) was nice enough to let us shower in one of the cabanas. Not our favorite by still a good spot close enough to the city...

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a little out of town and kind of a pain navigating the silly layout of the city to get here, but totally worth it. the entrance into this place is not well marked at all and easy to miss. up on the hill it's much cooler during the day and almost chilly at night. excellent hiking trails to great viewpoints over the cities that are a must, and the best birding in the jungle since San Blas. the trails are not on any trail apps I have or on Google but there is a fun little map in front of the cafe you should take a picture of so you don't get lost. all of the roads either lead up to the top, or back to the entrance. we saw a turquoise browed motmot in the parking lot! among many others along the trails. some serious mountain bike trails too, although we didn't ride them. near the top there is a sign that says "infiernillo" pop up here like 50 meters and find some cool steam vents! the dirt lot for parking there are huge shade trees if you want to hide from the sun and a few areas able to charge up the solar. on the first tree there are 3 basic power outlets. the cafeteria didn't let us use their bathrooms and insisted we use the ones slightly down the road. directly across from them in the bushes is a makeshift outside shower with an open roof. I would have enjoyed the setup more if the water wasn't so cold but I was happy to have it. there is a sink with soap on the road in front of the cafe where you can find the only water spigot. the cafe never seemed open the 3 days we stayed. 5pppn plus a dollar for the vehicle. i think even if you didn't leave during the day it would still be 11 a night.

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After trying a few places in town we ended up here. This is a nice park with level parking. We were the only ones here over night. Price is $5 pp and $1 for the vehicle. We were told it covers 24 hrs.

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Stayed 8 days with truck canper(24ft) and our dog. $5 per person per night. Very nice people, could shower in a cabana(cold). Very basic toilet (no light, no paper). Nice park with paths. Delicious pupusas. Attention, tiny flies that bite. No mosquito net protects. One connector for electronics, no WiFi. Allowed to dump into the grass

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Great place to stay if you are in the area! Lots of nature and so much shade, perfect for sleeping! Recommended! Price was 13$ for 2ppl1camper

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Prices seem to fluctuate. I was charged $5 for myself, no charge for the dog and $3 for the RV for every 24 hrs. Very handy to the city with Uber. Only one here but it is Monday. Restaurant is closed Monday to Wednesday. Was able to park right under the trees for shade. No Height or size restrictions. Parked here in a 25' Class C.

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Great place to pass a few days in nature, if you stay by the picnic tables before the parqeo. You won’t have to pay to stay. The spot is surrounded by orange and tangerine trees. Countless coffee trees and a place to build fire. Had a very pleasant stay. There are showers and bathrooms, good restaurant too.

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We were charged $5pp, $5 for the vehicle parking and no fee for our dog. Restaurant seemed fine and they open super early, we didn’t go. Really close to the city.

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Great place. 5$ pppn. $1 per dog. No showers. Clean restrooms. Didn’t visit snack bar. Plenty of electricity.

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Very nice place for hikking or mountainbiking. Lots of trees. Colder than the city. The entry is easy to miss so be alert. Small road but we made ir with a big and tall truck camper. Guards all the time. Cafeteria offers nice pupusas and beers. We paid 4 usd per person. The mountain bike trail are right there. We stayed one week. Rustic Shower and bathroom. Nice views of el salvador. Very quite at night. Probably pet friendly but didnt ask.

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