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Quiet place among the pines

We were driven to this place by curiosity and had no idea what to expect. After a scenic winding... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Laura v
Leiden, The Netherlands
Pared Vieja (El Pilar) - Refuge of Peace

El Pilar and the routes to it are stunning. There are lookout points into volcanic rims and down to... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Steve B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This well thought out rest area is perfect for families, with shaded picnic tables, and games, swings for children. It is also the point of departure for the famous, beautiful but very long hike to the Route of The Volcanoes. Various route sign posts are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We were driven to this place by curiosity and had no idea what to expect. After a scenic winding road took us along beautiful black lava fields and through pine forests, we found El Pilar, intending to stop for a quick rest, but ending up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Laura v
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

El Pilar and the routes to it are stunning. There are lookout points into volcanic rims and down to the Eastern coast, and pristine mountain woodland all the way to the top. The recreation area at the summit is sympathetic to nature and sprinkled with...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Loads of beautiful walking trails, really well signposted and very easy to follow. There are many purpose built recreation areas with a wide range of facilities. This one at El Pilar has picnic areas, toilets, play facilities for children and even special barbecue areas. Loads...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Kath G
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had planned to go hiking in the mountains around El Pilar but every time we ventured in that direction it was surrounded in rain cloud. So whatever the weather on the coast be prepared for something quite different in the mountains.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mikehM6424GR
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A camping/bbq/playground area high up in the mountains. It serves as a rest stop for hikers and Sunday resort for local families. To visit El pilar solely is pointless. It has to be put in context

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KentA704
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Refuge from the heat - but take a jacket in case the haar blows in. Pine scented air, with goldcrest singing from the canopy. Pine needles underfoot. There is camping with showers and toilets. Lovely to wander through the trees

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Sally W
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Stopped here en route from El Paso to Santa Cruz. I don't really recommend approaching from the West, as the road is a but tight at times. Approaching from East (Santa Cruz) is much easier. The area has a number of well maintained and shady...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank VeniVidiViaje
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a starting point for different walks. Here you can start the magnificent Ruta de los Volcanos. You can stay here over night in your tent with permission.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Easily located but the road is a little windy and you can experience many different types of weather on the way. The site has plenty of parking and is well set up for visitors but the routes were taped off for some reason, the weather...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank no1missmarple
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