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Address: Coatepeque, El Salvador
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Breathtaking Lake Coatepeque

When travelling abroad last summer I visited Lake Coatepeque in the country of El Salvador in Central America. It was a wonderful experience when we exited the highway and started... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

When travelling abroad last summer I visited Lake Coatepeque in the country of El Salvador in Central America. It was a wonderful experience when we exited the highway and started the trail atop overseeing the huge 10 sq. mi. lake. As we drove down our first glimpse was of awe. It was incredibly beautiful. We rented a lake house overnight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful homes and scenery. Had lunch at restaurant and rented a boat for an easy tour around the lake. Not that easy to find or access, recommend Nahuatours to take care of transport and arrangements, they are reasonably priced and do a great job.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Gorgeous lake, great locals, and only place that we found any real tourists! Jet skis and amazing places to eat in the area as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great volcanic lake very much picture perfect stuff had lunch about lake and enjoyed that as well. As others have mentioned its private property all around the lake, it's a shame they never set an area aside for public use a well designed development down there would be amazing.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A friend is a member of the sailing club on Lake Coatepeque so four of us rented Hobie 14s and set sail on a fairly calm day. The wind was building and we ended up having a very exciting day! There is an beautiful lake-side park next to the sailing club.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Make sure that you have your own transportation as the public transport system is not dependable nor safe. Once solved this hurddle, you should try to contact any local propietor of a lot on the lake shore to guarantee that your visit will be a success. Beautiful sunrises and breathtaking sunsets, specially if you are sensible to the magical mixture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. The views, the climate, the water temperature, it's all great! But you definitely need to have a house to go to. Either rent one (make sure it has a docking space and a jet ski or boat) or tell a friend to invite you over. Otherwise there is nothing else to do. You can't walk around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Easy to find being well signposted. It is a very picturesque lake viewed from above, particularly from on of the roadside restaurants leading down to the lake, which incidentally served really good food at good prices. However, as others have mentioned, when you go down to the lakeside the road becomes dusty gravel and you aren't able to see the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

As other reviewers have mentioned this is a great place to relax and unwind. There are lots of neat little places to eat, drink or hang out and enjoy the incredible scenery. It's definitely worth it to rent a boat tour and get out onto the lake. I even enjoyed the drive there, as it gives a small glimpse of... More 

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Swan River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The water was clear and fresh. Boat dock was bit away from our place of lodging. Some planing is defiantly required before hand so as to not waste time and over stressing with tight spaces. The road going there is not maintained though and there are some areas where you need to maneuver to avoid other cars on the tight... More 

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