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Coatepeque, El Salvador
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Lag Coatepeque in El Salvador is bery picterituc. Very Charming. Secand only to Lago Atitlan in Giatemala. Very . You shold go there on wintereasy to access. Can be a good base to exlore the volcanos

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Located very close to San Salvador, Coatepeque Lake is a must visit meanwhile in El Salvador. We spent the day at Mikiterio, a family owned bed and breakfast located just in front of the lake. The grounds are perfectly manicured and you have 180 degrees...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

This place is breath taking. I recommend you take a panoramic picture. If you don't like your picture drive or walk a bit more and try again. Every angle is beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

As part of my private tour for a day, we drove to the rim of this awesome lake for the views and a bite of lunch. Our outside table over-looked the lake and it was indeed a beautifully peaceful sight. The little restaurant also had...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Ate at a local restaurant with tables on the dock. Music from live band. Took a boat tour which mostly stayed along the shoreline. It was nice to get out on the water. Beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful area. Lake is in a volcanic crater with a small island on it. You can take boat tours. There are restaurants on the rim looking down as well as restaurants at water level. Water is very clear. Lots of houses to rent and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here for a view of the beautiful lake on our way to Santa Ana. There are lots of places to eat along the lake giving you lovely views while you dine. If not interested, at least stop for a picture and admire the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

It is a beautiful lake located in a crater. Has spectacular views from the surrounding mountains. There are plenty of restaurants on the top and few are on the shore, although the road to the shore is pretty bad.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

We visited here from Santa Ana and had a nice afternoon. There are restaurants along the shore where you can eat and enjoy the views.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

Lovely lake in Coatepeque. There are few restaurants along the shore so you can eat some nice food while watching the beautiful scenery of the lake. It only takes less than 1 hour from san salvador. Prepare swimsuit if you want to dive in.

Date of experience: December 2016
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March 8, 2015|
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Response from discodogman | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Melanie: I wasn't as adventurous as KS&HC. I hired Nahuat Tours to take me on an all-day tour of the Volcano Complex at Cerro Verde National Park + an excursion to Lake Coatapeque. Just Google them or look them up on... More
February 21, 2015|
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Response from erivs |
I'd recommend renting a house online. Most of the properties are private houses. There are 2 Turicentros "tourist centers" but the only hotel is Torremolinos, and its not very well maintained, check out the reviews here on... More
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Stamford, Connecticut
Car and Driver for Hire (1 Replies)
Hello, Planning a vacation with a few people, maybe a total of 6. We are landing in San Salvador and are looking for a driver to bring us to Tazumal from the airport, than an AirBnb in Lake Coatepeque for a night, then the volcano the next day followed by dropping us off at El Tunco where we will spend the rest of our days and could find our own way back to the airport. Does anybody have suggestions for that? Thanks!
March 30, 2018|
Response fromGlacier1998|
We used EC Tours for all our transportation around El Salvador. Very happy with their service. Always prompt, safe vehicles, and most of the drivers/guides spoke at least a bit of English.
London, United Kingdom
Itinerary advice please: 7-9 days in El Salvador (1 Replies)
Would very much appreciate itinerary advice - we want to spend enough time in places to have a relaxing time, but not too long, so we can see lots of the country and don't miss anything fantastic... How about: Day 1: Arrive late, direct transfer to Suchitoto Day 2: Day and night in Suchitoto Day 3: Day and night in Suchitoto Day 4: Transport (taxi? bus?) to Lake Coatepeque; overnight at Lake Coatepeque (recommendations?) Day 5: Ruins at Tazumal, night at Park Imposible (how would we...More
December 18, 2010|
Houston, Texas
Week-end getaway to ElS (14 Replies)
Found a good fare to El Salvador so thinking of making a quick week-end getaway this week-end (Sat thru Tue). Read through most of the posts but still having a difficult time finding some of the places in the map. I understand most places are within 90 mts from San Sal. It will be two adults. Here are some questions. Is it best to rent a car? I have driven in places like Costa Rica - so I know what it is like to drive in that region. How easy is it to get in / out of the city to the Pan...More
September 09, 2010|
Response fromKingwood1811|
Thanks for the post. I went ahead and reserved a small car - just in case (can cancel it) but the air and hotel is not refundable - so we will be in ElS Sat. Thanks for the info. I did look at 3 of the videos (partly) and driving does not look that bad - so I am leaning towards driving. I don't mind getting lost (part of the adventure) and I do like to stop when I want to etc. Will look into a private hire - if not too expensive. As far as Sat - would love to join you (even if we were...More