Alegría Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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Alegría Things to Do

  • Mirador

    As Alegria is the town on the hill and is El Salvador's highest town at 1593m above sea level.Seeing the view from here is already very very enjoyable for me.There's "Mirador de las Cien Grados" the view point at the top of very steep stairway with many steps ..may be.. 100 ?.. I didn't count,if anybody know how many of steps ,please tell me : )...

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  • Walk around town

    Alegria is a lovely small town on top of hill,very easy to walk around.Here are some pictures of the town..1.Gazebo at central park, one day before they put X-mas decoration.2-4.Alegria is very clean town because local realise about benefit from torism.They make the town look pretty ,painting some public wall or some poles even on the rocks around...

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  • Laguna de Alegria

    These pictures are some interesting big volcanic rocks I found along the lake.One with beautiful painting on it ,I hope people keep it like this,no more any other graffiti on it.

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  • Very friendly people

    My first impression to Alegria was the people.When I arrived central park ,I said hello to poliemen hanging around in front of police station which locate at one corner of the park.Not long after said hello to them ,one of them approached us and try to open the small museum that actually already closed that day because we arrived quite late .He...

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  • Laguna de Alegria

    This lagoon is one of the most beautiful places of the country.The color of water in the lake is turquoise green and a little milky,it's so beautiful.But it's quite chilly for swimming.I met 2 canadian guys prepare some towels plan to swim there but finally they didn't do it .It's not because of the local myth about a mermaid that lives in the lake...

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  • Laguna de Alegria

    In the crater lake ,I saw an activity which is bubble coming up from the bottom.I can see it very close to a shoreline.The water was cold ,same as other area,so it should not be the steam .It might be only gases coming up through a small fissure.

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  • Laguna de Alegria

    I found this volcanic shape rock on ground during walking.It's on the west side of the lake ,same area that I found those sulfur mineral.It looked so interesting,so I took the picture.I guess it might be some kind of "basalt" may be "olivine basalt". Olivine is a yellowish green mineral composed of silica,iron and magnesium.I can see the yellow...

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  • Laguna de Alegria

    The name of this lagoon used to be "Tecapa" same name as the volcano.Laguna de Tecapa means lagoon of stone.But now the name has been changed to be Laguna de Alegria according to city name.The highest point of volcanic cone is 1603 meters and the lowest is at 1275meters.We can see some yellow crystalline sulfur mineral around the area,especially at...

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  • La Laguna de Alegria

    At the time I arrived the lagoon,(november 2010)the water level was a bit higher than average.Some part of the path around the lake was flooded.It made some part of the loop inaccessible ,but if you don't worry about your shoes and can walk bare foot through water and mud,it can be fun though.Some kids did,and looked like they had fun.Otherwise you...

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  • Laguna de Alegria

    I like these rocks and threes ,it must have been looking eerie at night ,that's why some people may have some immagination seeing a woman with long hair and long arms sitting on the rocks at night !!!!! : )

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  • La Laguna de Alegria

    The entrance fee for the lagoon is 0.25 $ per person.There was a staff standing around the gate waiting to collect the entrance fee,but if you find no body ,he might be in a small kiosk on your left hand side if facing the gate.At that kiosk ,they provide some seats for customer to sit ,they have some snacks and drinks.We can see some part of the...

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  • La Laguna de Alegria

    This lagoon located about 2 km. south of Alegria.Time to get there by walking can be 30 to 60 minutes depend on how fast we walk.It's a pleasant uphill walking because the view along the way is so beautiful,passing through coffee plantation,and see Alegria from high level.The path along the way paved by big rocks,so it can be rocky for driving up...

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  • Central park

    Alegria central park is lovely.The town itself is small but it's central park is quite a good size.There is a small pavillion which that time they decorate in christmas theme.There is children playground in one corner.They provide many seats around the park,so people can sit back and relax.I found that there were always people hanging around in the...

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  • Lagoon in Alegria

    I really enjoyed the lagoon. Earlier posts had me weary of the sulphur smells. I was happy to discover that there was minimal smell. We purchased some meat and hot dogs in a small mercado in santa Maria for a cook out. It was a nice way to spend a hot afternoon in El Salvador. The water is VERY cold and we were warned to not go too far from shore....

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  • PASEO POR EL PUEBLITO DE ALEGRIA

    Si quieres caminar y disfrutar del autèntico pueblito pintoresco debes hacer un paseo por el parque de Alegrìa, disfrutar del clima agradable, conocer la casa del famoso escritor salvadoreño Alberto Masferrer, caminar hacia la antigua iglesia y pasar una tarde agradable y refrescante en el parque central, en su glorieta, en sus bancas, en contacto...

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Alegría Restaurants

  • Restaurant with great view

    I planed to have a nice dinner in this reataurant with great view that you have to see by your own eyes ,it's view from mountain that can see far.The camera can't give us the true depth like our human eye can see.I was over enjoyed the view around the hotel area until sunset,when I arrived hotel it's already dark,so I didn't get any view picture...

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  • Light meal

    If you need some light and quick meal or snack ,there is a restaurant around central park name "La Cocina de Machenta" serve hambergur,tacos ,pupusas and some soft drink and very basic coffee.They gave me menu and pen ,we have to choose which one we want from the menu.I asked if they can make something like sandwich ham and cheese,at first they...

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  • Good food,good host

    I walked in this hostel just to have a look and check the rate of the room ,and found out that they have just a nice atmostphere garden restaurant,with good music.So we had dinner there and their food was so good ,delicious and not expensive at all.We had 1 plate of beef with french fried and plate of spagetti with tomato sauce,it was so...

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Alegría Transportation

  • Long bus ride to Alegria

    This is how I got to Alegria from Apaneca. 1. Apaneca-Sonsonate.There are quite frequent buses run along Ruta de Las Flores.(including mini bus Number R.20 =Ahuachapan- Apaneca) (mini bus No. R. 23 = Ahuachapan - Sonsonate) In this case we can take mini bus number R.23 and chicken bus number 249 from Apaneca to Sosonate.I took chicken bus 249 at...

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  • To Alegria from Apaneca

    Transportation to Alegria can be complicated.Yes,indeed,especially travel cross country from west to eastern city like from Apaneca to Alegria.First of all ,may I tell you about my first plan of the route to Alegria. - From Apaneca ,take bus number 249 to Sonsonate . This bus runs between Ahuachapan and Sonsonate . It will take about 50...

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