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Lake Ilopango

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Address: Central El Salvador | East of San Salvador City, San Salvador, El Salvador
Phone Number: 2295-3314

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Beautiful paradise

Amazing lake in a volcano crater... Full of history and beautiful views and places. Nice for waterskiing, windsurfing, and resting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
elenabertrand
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing lake in a volcano crater... Full of history and beautiful views and places. Nice for waterskiing, windsurfing, and resting.

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Temecula, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This place was beautiful. Had good food and the best view. You need to do your best to go here and spend the whole day here. Was one of the most relaxing days of my trip. Highly recommended.

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Upland, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I went with my son and grandsons my daughter in law and her mother who lives in Tejutepec it was great the people were very nice the food was good.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

nice place to spend time just right out the city. need to go with a tour guide (papagayo adventure) .

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Lebanon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Lake Ilopango is a crater lake in a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador. The lake is the second largest lake in the country

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My guide for the city tour of San Salvador with Salvadorean Tours took me to Lago Ilopango as a favor for a good tip of course. We ate lunch at Restaurante Mirador 70 which has the best panoramic view of the lake. The thing that interested me about that lake was that is a volcano crater filled with water. It... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The people are very friendly, the warmer of the Lake's water and of course, its food also you will find a lot of variety of souvenir !

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You can rent a boat for a reasonable price, and spend 40 minutes going around the lake. Our guide was very friendly and shared with us some great folk tales as well as local gossip. Good way to spend an afternoon.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is a nice place to visit, part lake located inside a "balneario" or State Park, fee is a $1.00 per person.. with a right to a parking space.. safe inside with soldiers and police officers walking around.. A lot of restaurants, expensive of curse.. rent a boat to take a tour of the lake important places. $15-20 for a... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

What could be a beautiful lake is unfortunately murky and thick with waste. I've been scuba-diving here several times in the last 4 years.. mainly because we had nowhere else to go. Ilopango is a caldera lake, formed atop a semi-dormant volcano. There are some very cool formations on the bottom - but unfortunately visibility is almost non-existant. In fact,... More 

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