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“Lago Suchitlan”
Review of Lake Suchitlan

Lake Suchitlan
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Suchitoto Craft and Cultural Villages Tour from San Salvador
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Suchitoto
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lago Suchitlan”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

The lake is astounding! It is the main reason why I return to Suchitoto often. This time I took my rod and reels....no luck at fishing, but was fun to try. The boat tour of Isla de Pajaros was incredible. This is one tour you do not want to miss. Have lunch while you are down at the port of San Juan! Great time! Beautiful!

Visited January 2014
1 Thank NatalyAz_Usa
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“egrets resting in hyacinth”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We took the ferry across the lake one day and rented a boat another day. We were mostly looking for birds and saw many species along with beautiful scenery.

Visited December 2013
Thank Irene R
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Santa Tecla, El Salvador
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice view but there is not much you can do in there.”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

I dislike the heat. You have to wear appropriate clothes if not it could be a little uncomfortable to be there. Use light t-shirts and shorts or skirts.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Jenblanco
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Suchitoto, El Salvador
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lake Suchitlan, Birds and history”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live in Suchitoto and commonly take friends and family out on our reservoir. The experience is ever changing and always wonderful. Local boatmen offer set tours all posted with estimated times and cost. My favorite is the tour out to the bird islands(the entire reservior was declared a RAMSAR site some years aGO) where the types and quanities of migratory water bird is ever changing. The boatmen will aslo share some local history, in Spanish about the makeing of the lake, what was there before and its effects on tyhe local economy. This boat tour costs $30/boat and you can get up to 10 people on the boat for this price. There are several other tours both shorter and longer but my favorite is the Bird Island.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice lake with great stories from a boat ride”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

If you visit the town of Suchitoto, a trip to the lake is a good one to make. This lake was created in the 70s to produce power for the country. My party and I arrived a little late to the lake and were able to score a 30 minute ride around the lake for $20. The driver gave us a good rundown on the history around the lake including stories where guerilla used to hide. This lake was formed right before the civil war. The lake is pretty but not like Coatepeque. Still charming. I would give this lake a miss if I had only a couple of days.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank KennyKon
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