We recommend doing this activity early in the morning. The trip is private. We start the hike to the waterfalls in the town of Tamanique, there are bathrooms and a convenience store to get water and snacks. We walk approx 40 minutes to the first area of the river where we can jump down from natural cliffs, you can jump here as many times as you like. The jumps here have a height of around 3 to 8 meters and jumping is completely optional. There is a natural waterslide here, and if the current is good, we can slide. Then we walk 10 to 20 minutes to checkout a beautiful waterfall where you can swim. There is a bigger waterfall where we can go if still have the energies, this waterfall is approx 50mts high and its the tallest waterfall in the area. You can also swim under the waterfall here. The way back is very steep and many times you will need to use your hands to climb up. It takes approx 60 minutes to get back to the town. We recommend bringing at least 2lts of water and a snack. The temperature during the hike is very hot and humid. Please email us if you would like to get more information about this activty.
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Accesibilities of The Activity
|Bathrooms||Bathrooms available before the start. No bathrooms once on the trail.|
|Lockers||No Lockers available.|
|Languages||Spanish, English, French (Please check with us for availability)|
Tamanique Waterfalls are located close to Tamanique Town, aprox 20kms away from El Tunco. There are small pools where you can jump into the water. There are big waterfalls where you can swim in the fresh and clean water from the mountains. To get here there is a steep 40min hike down and then to go back its a very steep 1 hour, very hot and difficult hike, specially during rainy season. The 4th and last waterfall might not be accesible sometimes due to high risk of sliding down in rainy season. This hike is recommended only for people with a medium-high level of fitness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Its recommended to start early as the temperature gets very hot in the afternoon.
Pickups from San Salvador, Santa Tecla and El Tunco area.
Please Email us for more information.
Sun Block, Sunglasses, Good hiking shoes, 2 lts of water, swimsuit.
Rainy season is from May through November.
The hike is extreme.