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Lake Coatepeque

San Salvador, El Salvador
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Type: Bodies of Water
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New York Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited this place during a short layover tour through El Salvador. I had lunch at a restaurant called Los Pines, which is on the mountain ridge surrounding the lake. The food was good, the coffee was great and the views from this place were awesome. The nature on this place is impressive, its so LUSH! I could photograph a... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lake Coatepeque is a nice volcanic lake located northwest from San Salvador, easy high way drive. You will enjoy your stay there in case if you renting a villa (house) for a cole nights. It costs about 400-600$. Otherwise it's almost impossible to get and stay there without renting because all facilities and houses are private. There is no (almost)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

relax place to spend a day or a weekend. Nice view of the mountains and volcano and different activities to do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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