Places in El Salvador to Visit: “El PeñÓn de comasagua”

Jul 28, 2022 | Travel, El Salvador

from Henning

Henning lived for several years in El Salvador, working as a teacher. He is Co-Founder of the SAY ZONTE! project. Writing for this blog is his way to give back to “el pulgarcito.”

One of the best places in El Salvador to visit:

“El Peñon de comasagua”

If you are looking for places in El Salvador to visit, the “Peñon de Comasagua” is a must-do! It’s an impressive rock formation close to the small village of Comasagua in El Salvador. The view is breathtaking, especially during sunrise or sunset.

As a Spanish School, our mission is not only to teach you the Spanish language but also to show you the beauty of the land and the people of El Salvador. This article will give you a quick overview of how to organize your trip to one of the most beautiful places in El Salvador!

Video: “EL Peñon de Comasagua”

How to get to “Peñon de Comasagua”?

There are two options: a) You can get a rental car to go there yourself or b) you can get there with a local tour guide. Especially if you have never been to El Salvador before, we recommend the second option mainly because you have to get there in the darkness to see the sunrise (or get back when you watch the sunset). From El Tunco or El Zonte, the drive takes about 1 hour.

El Peñon de Comasagua

The “Peñon de Comasagua” is one of the safe places to visit in El Salvador. Security has dramatically improved in the last few years (July 2022).

But if you don’t know the roads well to get there, better take a tour guide. We can recommend RIVAS from El Zonte as a tour guide; you can contact him via phone (+503 6071 6557) or on his Instagram page: El Zonte’s School

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What to expect from “Peñon de Comasagua”?

The view is breathtaking. The hike will take about 30 minutes, walking through beautiful green corn fields. It can get very windy up there, so better bring a light jacket and be sure to check the wheater forecast before you go. Additionally, don’t forget the following:

  • Sunglasses
  • A bottle of water
  • some money (for parking/snacks/etc.)
  • camera (!)
  • proper shoes (no flip-flops!)
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Better leave your hat at home because it might fly away 😉
The hike is pretty easygoing and more a walk than a hike. Anyway, the last few steps are steep and might get slippery when it rained before. People with a sincere fear of high altitudes might get in some trouble here.

The whole trip might take you about 5 hours, including breakfast or dinner on the way and stops to take some pictures. Because on the way back, you will have some fantastic views, too.

Last tip: Right at the parking lot, there’s the house of a local farmer’s family. Ask them for breakfast if you get there in the morning. First, the beans are delicious, and second, you will support some hard-working people.


If you are looking for more amazing places to visit in El Salvador, you should read our other articles, too.





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