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“Great way to spend a half day when combined with Cerro Verde” 5 of 5 stars
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Lake Coatepeque
Coatepeque, El Salvador
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“Great way to spend a half day when combined with Cerro Verde”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

OK. I did the WHOLE lake all the way around (not literally, first counter-clockwise DOWN from the entrance off CA1 -- route 10 from El Congo -- to the water's edge, but did not go in. I then back-tracked clockwise from the Route 10 entrance UP the mountain to the the Cerro Verde park (and also took many treacherous side roads to explore better views). While there are some beautiful views of the lake going down the tortuous drive (and on some of the very rough side roads), most of the views near the bottom are blocked by high walls around private property. Unless you are committed to a dip in the lake, the drive UP to Cerro Verde offers better (albeit more distant) views plus the bonus of the spectacular volcano views (this is the backside of the Volcanos Park) and is a much easier drive.

Visited January 2014
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“Peaceful and Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a spiritual, relaxing place to visit. It is highly recommended as one of your stops in El Salvador. Go to the restaurant overlooking Lake Coatepeque for the best view.

Visited January 2014
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Santa Marta
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“Very pretty lake nestled in the Salvadorian Mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Lago Coatepeque is worth a visit. It is very pretty and can be nice to get away from the overly crowded surf beaches and cities around Central America.

Visited December 2013
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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“Nice lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The panoramic view of the lake is incredible, but when you go down to see it closer the area looks kind of old and not many options for good food, everything is regular

Visited December 2013
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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“Lake visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Beautiful views but restaurants were unclean. Locals give nice boat tours of the lake and let you get out on beach to swim a bit if you want. Challenging road rough road to get to lake.

Visited December 2013
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