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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this place amazing always remenber that you have a this to do in a lake the jet ski are rent for the amount of $30.00 is a great experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 434madelinec
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

You can go for a couple of hours but i would recommend renting a house/room to spend the day and night. You can hire a boat to take you around the lake. There are beautiful houses around the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maria S
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We have been to Lago de Coatepeque several times over the past 8 years, it's always good to go back. We usually eat Rancho Alegre, always good good food with a great view.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tomcorny
Reviewed June 22, 2018

If you are strapped for time in San Salvador, dont spend your time visiting this lake. It is a large lake and thats about it. To actually view the lake, you have to eat at one of the local restaurants which overlooks the lake as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sam K
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We had a late lunch and a lot of entertainment at Lake Coatepeque. This was the second part of our Tour with EC Tours and our wonderful guide Estafany. She also gave us a very good history lesson and talked about the culture. What a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FireflySweetTea
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This was inspiring, a body of water in a volcano. Wes pent a number of hours getting here and relaxing here. The roads near and around the lake are difficult to drive on so a short journey takes a while, but it's worth it in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Bazerelli
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Went here with local friends. we swam, ate fish, drank plenty of beer and jet skied. Would recommend, especially as its so close to San Salvador.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank James s
Reviewed April 10, 2018

It is one of the most beautiful lakes in El Salvador so, it is always nice to visit. The bad thing is that it is surrounded by summer houses. There is only one good hotel and one good restaurant, so as tourist, you don't have...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mariotorrealba
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Its a lovely lake, gorgeous views. If you want to do a boat trip its $25 for 30minutes and jetskis are $30 for 30 minutes from most restaurants. If you re not into that then you can swim from most of the restaurants 'lanchas'. We...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank raf1988
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop with the view of the lake below after our Volcan Santa Ana hike. Stopped another day but right down below at the lake. Both views were awesome. We ate at La Octavia Maravilla which has a spot on the upper rim...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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trip report el salvador (6 Replies)
Just returned from a wonderful five day visit to El Salvador. The highlight of our trip was the beautiful mountain town of Perquin, in Morazan. This charming town is filled with history, enjoys a comfortable cool climate, and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Check out its website www.perquin.org. (the Perquin Lenca was fantastic!) Also, the black sand, surfing beach Playa El Tunco, La Libertad, was a welcome stopover near the airport. Dont miss Lago de Coatepeque, Santa Ana, a...More
February 24, 2006|
Response fromFranko360|
Being totally ignorant about el Salvador, I saw your post and thought you may be able to answer a few questions for me. My daughter is a student of optometry and just left for the Morazon area with a large group of optometrists and opthamologists to give medical help to the residents of that area. All the information I read about the area is that it is quite lawless and forbidding. Is this area benign and safe for US travellers?? Thanks for any help you can give me on this. Frank
Panama City
Itinerary El Salvador (5 Replies)
My boyfriend and I will be travelling from Panama to Cancun between March and May. We have about a week to see El Salvador and would like some comments to our planned itinerary. 1. Enter El Salvador -> Perquin 2. Perquin -> San Salvador 3,4,5. On motorbike/car: Joyo de Ceren, Lago de Coatepeque and surroundings, Santa Ana, ruta de las flores 6. San Salvador -> Suchitoto 7. Suchitoto -> La Palma 8. La Palma -> exit El Salvador Some questions: Is it better to...More
February 13, 2008|
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On a recent visit to El Salvador a local informed me that less than 50% of taxi drivers actually have a drivers license so for insurance purposes judge yourself accordingly. In addition security problems may be an issue if you are travelling alone.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Juayua or Santa Ana for base for Ruta de Flores? (3 Replies)
Hello, I'm debating between basing myself in Juayua or Santa Ana for exploring the Ruta de Flores and would like to get feedback from those of you who might be able to help. Looking at a map, it looks like Juayua might be in closer proximity to the things I might want to do including waterfalls and Lago de Coatepeque but as I've experienced in my travels, maps can be deceptive. Santa Ana has the colonial architecture which I've experienced through travels in Nicaragua. I rather fancy...More
February 18, 2013|
Response fromMoqueen|
We based ourselves in Juayua and were able to take a local bus, #249 for 0.50 each to Ataco. In fact that same bus goes from Sonsonate through the 5 towns along the Ruta de Flores and then back. As for Santa Ana, there is not much of interest for tourists, except for a lovely church. We met some travellers that had been and said that it was a little sketchy. Juayua on the other hand, is very safe and you can walk around after dark very safely. It is not a large town either, smaller than...More