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Biking, hiking, fishing, birding: These are just a few of the choices when planning activities in  El Salvador. Adrenaline lovers can zip over jungles or surf the best breaks in the Americas. Those of a gentler disposition will get a kick out of the fantastic opportunities to see pristine nature and peer into volcanic craters.

There are an infinite number of ways to plan an active vacation in El Salvador. One major consideration is the availability of outfitters. Mountain biking and kayaking, for example, should be huge here, but unfortunately, there are not many operators offering such tours -- not yet, anyway. This section lays out your options, from tour operators who run multi-activity package tours that often include stays at ecolodges, to the best places to pursue active endeavors, to an overview of national parks and bioreserves.

Canopy/Zip-Line Tours

El Salvador has less to offer regarding canopy tours, but this should change as the activity catches on. There is one company on the Ruta de las Flores called Apaneca Canopy Tours and another called Reserva Ecológica El Limo in Metapan that has cables running over 14 hectares (35 acres) of lush, rolling hills traversed by rivers, weirs, and waterfalls.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.