The walk up the volcano is an easy 60-90 minute walk with some lose rock at the top. It was very windy at the top for us, but the views into the crater and across the lake and Izalco were incredible. We got off the bus before Cerro Verde at the entrance to the park around 9:30am, paid $1 to the land owner then waited till 11am for the walk. For the $1 you can use the landowners toilets in his cabins and there is a good view of Izalco. at 11:30am, the tour walked past and we joined it with the police escorts. The entry fee for foreigners is $6, so $7 in total, saving the fees you pay in Cerro Verde for guides who don't really tell you a lot. I talked more to the policeman at the back of our group! After the walk we had time for some lunch in Cerro Verde before the 4pm bus back to Santa Ana after a great day. The one improvement would be for the bus to leave Santa Ana an hour later, so you don't have to wait so long before, but it is a public bus and costs hardly anything, so can't really complain!
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