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Lake Coatepeque

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Address: Coatepeque, El Salvador
Phone Number: +503 7744 5400
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Day Trip to Coatepeque Lake from Santa Ana
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Shore Excursion from Acajutla Cerro Verde National Park
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Mayan Route Tour from San Salvador

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Off the beaten path and definitely worth it.

A great day trip from anywhere in El Slavador. We drove from Santa Ana by recommendation of a local in the town. What a beautiful surprise it was; we sat at the lookout for hours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 14, 2016
San Ignacio, Belize
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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

A great day trip from anywhere in El Slavador. We drove from Santa Ana by recommendation of a local in the town. What a beautiful surprise it was; we sat at the lookout for hours before going to the lake. Mostly locals and very amable. You will need a 4x4, but then that's normal for something so unique.

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Powder Springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view, great people, food, and fun. The only bad part is the access. You need a vehicle 4x4, preferably. Local government needs to invest on better roads. Cheap but great entertainment, you can tour the lake in a covered boat for 8 people for $25, eat for less than $10 per person, ride water jet ski for $6. I'll... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Driving down the mountain you can spot the lake through the tree branches and plants roadside. After deciding we'd rather ride on the lake rather than eat, we drove further down bouncing on unpaved, rocky roads to our destination. We took a boat ride to see the blue water up-close and gaze at the private homes with docks, and rolling... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Arriving at the lake took us by surprise because we didn't realise that we would drive up the Volcano to get there, so our first sight was a wow moment. It is a stunning sight and you can't take your eyes off of it. We sat and had lunch there so the sun was at it's highest, but I can... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

Deep blue waters, many restaurants and water sports hubs around, surrounded by high hills and Santa Ana volcano on one side, this is a very scenic lake to spend a day trip. Very close to San Salvador, can be covered in a day along with nearby Maya sites and Volcano reserves.

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

Just 10 mins off the highway. Great little roadside restaurants to sit and enjoy the view of the lake.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This by far was the best view I have seen in El Salvador. I viewed the lake from the road and from Cerro Verde. There is a snake landmark viewpoint that gives you the best alignment and view of the lake. There are plenty of places to enjoy the view from above while drinking a beer and eating local food.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The lake itself is fantastic, but once you get down, there is not much to do. Lots of private properties so you do not even get close to the water and you dont even see the lake. You have to visit one of the restaurants and you will probably be ignored as we were (we tried two of them and... More 

Thank Miroslav K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The view from top (if you take the road to the right only) is so breathtaking, there's a few restaurants on the way down for sightseeing. However, if you want to go all the way down to the lake, take the tourist road, to your left hand side of the sign, its a short drive to the bottom of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

The view of the lake was absolutely breathtaking! We had lunch at a restaurant overlooking the lake and the view was simply gorgeous.

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