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Lake Coatepeque

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Address: Coatepeque, El Salvador
Phone Number: 50377445400
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Great times at the lake

Coatepeque lake is a beautiful mountain lake that is mostly private. The views of the Santa Ana Volcano (Illamatepeq) are amazing and the surroundings are lush with green.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Coatepeque lake is a beautiful mountain lake that is mostly private. The views of the Santa Ana Volcano (Illamatepeq) are amazing and the surroundings are lush with green.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We hired a driver for a day touring the area. The whole vicinity is beautiful and we stopped for a tasty fresh fish lunch at one of the less-touristy small restaurants along the lake. A lovely setting.

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Once you get to the top and look down on the lake, you can't believe it is inside a volcano. The volcano sealed back up and over time a lake formed. It is surreal to think you can swim and boat in a volcano. My suggestion is to grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants along... More 

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miami, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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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San Salvador
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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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Address: Coatepeque, El Salvador
Phone Number: 50377445400
Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  Santa Ana Department  >  Coatepeque

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