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Lake Coatepeque

San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in San Salvador
Type: Bodies of Water
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Lake Coatepeque is a gorgeous crater lake, but since most of the shorefront access is dominated by private homes, it's hard to enjoy the lake without staying with friends who are locals. Once you're there, though, the lake is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Having gone many times over the past 30 years, I've been saddened to see how the lake... More

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New York Mills, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is an amazing destination because I had contact with nature and the different species of plant which I never have seen before. I tried a delicious dishes and local food. Making a plot it is a good destination that I invite to visit

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Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited this lake (view from above) as a part of our organized tour from the Decameron Salinitas hotel in Salvador a few yrs ago. It's the best lake view I have ever seen! It's in the mountains, and I believe the whole lake is in a volcano crator, the water is this AMAZING blue colour. (There IS a differenece -... More

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Tampa Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at the home of a friend on the lake and had a blast! The lake is a beautiful blue and my son and I spent many hours kayaking along. There are not many services available and the road connecting places makes it hard to get anywhere if you are not immediately near the few restaurants. So bring what... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I hired a driver for a day to take me around for the day and we stopped for lunch at a restaurant overlooking this beautiful lake. So pretty.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is really a very nice place, but i think it is not open to public, you have to be invited . The lake is surrounded by nice houses. And it looks really nice.

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Annpolis, MD
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We rode jet skis there. Great time. Water is really clean! There is a nice bar/restaurant there. Also, some locals are there selling souvenirs for dirt cheap.

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Beautiful site, quiet, family friendly with places to stay that would suit any budget. I look forward to returning!

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Red Deer, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I went on a special tour booked through Villa Del Angel, to see the lake and enjoy a good meal. The food was great, despite the fact I cannot eat any fresh produce, due to food poisoning. But very reasonable prices! For $14.50 I could get a big pile of steak bites as an appy, a delicious chicken and mushroom... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you are a nature lover, particularly sceneries, this is the place to be. The place will be great if its not cloudy as you will have a great view of the islets within the lake.

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