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Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

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20 Reviews
Open every day except Mondays from 9am to 4pm
Carretera Panamericana (CA-1), San Salvador, El Salvador

Practical Info

The Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site is located about 3 km north of San Salvador and can be reached by public transport. The site is open every day except Mondays from 9am to 4pm, and adult admission is US$3.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Salvador

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Very fun
Robert_N, Jun 2021
The Maya Tour El Salvador: Joya de Ceren , Tazumal & Coatepeque Lake.
Francis was amazing; very friendly and knowledgeable guy. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting San Salvador.
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Fantastic journey
Phil, Jul 2021
Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites including Joya de Cerén
Magical day of exploration, history, beautiful sights and a sprinkle of local experiences. Tour guide Franklin is a fantastic gentleman with a deep knowledge on all topics for the intellectually curious. Learnt a lot on this tour while also having a fun time (things really took off once we started playing 80s hits in the car between stops). Joya de Ceren was closed but Franklin suggested numerous other points of interest and was extremely attentive to what my interests were resulting in a very tailored experience.
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Wonderful!
Toni_M, Mar 2020
Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites including Joya de Cerén
Totally worth the money for the full day tour! I got a lot of handmade items from the stands! Learned a lot about the pyramids, Mayan history, saw so many sacred things that blew my mind. My tour guide was very outgoing and personable.
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Great tour to Tazumal & Coatepeque with an outstanding guide! Take this tour!
Steven_R, Dec 2020
The Maya Tour El Salvador: Joya de Ceren , Tazumal & Coatepeque Lake.
Our tour guide, Francis Espinosa was an incredible young man. He texted us ahead of time to coordinate our hotel pick up. He was incredibly knowledgable, very funny and polite. He was one of the best tour guides I have had in all my years of global touring. Has eagerly awaiting us for our pickup and the first stop at Tazumal was outstanding. We had plenty of time to walk around and see the site. It was not crowded and all COVID precautions were taken. We felt very safe. Our second stop was supposed to be Joya de Ceren, but Francis informed us when he picked us up that the museum was closed due to COVID. As it has been closed for several months, this stop should probably be removed from the tour advertisement, but it was not a concern for us. This stop was replaced by a visit to the archeological park at Casa Blanca. It was a lovely walk with lots of birds and beautiful plants and flowers and trees to see among the pyramids located there. Francis did a great job of explaining everything for us. Our next stop was lunch at an excellent lake-side restaurant at Coatepeque Lake. We stopped for a panoramic photo on the way in. Francis was happy to take photos of us anywhere we asked and we never felt rushed. He let us decide about what we would like to do and see. On the way back to San Salvador, we got a bonus stop in the town of Ataco for a lovely walk and a dessert and coffee. It was the perfect way to conclude our outstanding day of site seeing. Thank you Francis for an amazing day showing us your lovely country.