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“Lake boat trip.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Suchitlan

Lake Suchitlan
Suchitoto, El Salvador
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Private Tour
$45*
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Private Tour: Suchitoto Day Trip from San Salvador
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Suchitoto
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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“Lake boat trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A must whilst staying in Suchitoto. Spend time exploring the man made lake with the views of the wildlife in the area. A very interesting experience worth taking and again shows the fact the
country is developing its tourism in the right way.

Visited January 2014
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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“See the REAL Angry Birds and 66 Natural Islands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just got back from taking a 1 hour boat ride across the Lake of Suchitlan. Our tour guide was very interactive and the cost was very good.

This is a man made Lake with 66 Islands! The Natural Habitat for wildlife is protected.

The 1 Island was completely covered with Angry Birds! The island was WHITE with the poop from the birds and the noise coming from that island was incredible!!! These Black Birds sounded just like the ANGRY BIRDS GAME!! Our tour guide stopped the boat for awhile and we just watched and listened and oh yeah, smelled it!
There also was a kind of bird on the island called the Sleeping Bird, that was a White Bird.

There are Zip Lines close by that you can ride, although we didn't take the time to do that.

Lovely Restraunts off the edge of the Lake, take the time to relax and enjoy El Salvadorian food, YUM!!
We stayed in the EL TEJADO HOTEL and Restraunt just up the hill for the lake and we LOVED our time there.
Looking forward to visiting again!!

Visited January 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Nice to admire the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely lake to sit and admire for a while, but it didn't seem very appealing to swim in as had been suggested, due to the green algae!

A local guy offered boat trips, but they didn't seem that worthwhile so we didn't bother. Take note that you have to pay $0.50 entrance fee, so have the change ready.

This is a nice place to relax for half an hour, but there didn't seem to be a path to walk around the lake and there wasn't anything else to do there, as far as we could tell.

You can walk from town in 30 mins, but it's safest to take the bus from the Parque Central (near the tourist office) for $0.30.

Visited January 2014
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AZ, USA
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5 attraction reviews
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“Lago Suchitlan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The lake is astounding! It is the main reason why I return to Suchitoto often. This time I took my rod and reels....no luck at fishing, but was fun to try. The boat tour of Isla de Pajaros was incredible. This is one tour you do not want to miss. Have lunch while you are down at the port of San Juan! Great time! Beautiful!

Visited January 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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“egrets resting in hyacinth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We took the ferry across the lake one day and rented a boat another day. We were mostly looking for birds and saw many species along with beautiful scenery.

Visited December 2013
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