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Lake Ilopango

Central El Salvador | East of San Salvador City, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 2295 3314
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An amazing lake in the cone of a volcano.

Lake Ilopango is very similar in size and appearance to Crater Lake in Oregon, USA, and, as does... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Steve H
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Beuatiful crater lake

This lake is in about 45 minutes from San Salvador, pretty easy drive. Beautiful views, clear and... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Arkady L
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El Salvador
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Central El Salvador | East of San Salvador City, San Salvador, El Salvador
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+503 2295 3314
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Lake Ilopango is very similar in size and appearance to Crater Lake in Oregon, USA, and, as does Crater Lake, it has an island. The big difference is that Lake Ilopango is a popular resort area and is surrounded by mountain homes to take advantage...More

2  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This lake is in about 45 minutes from San Salvador, pretty easy drive. Beautiful views, clear and warm water. I visited the Club Salvadoreno there which is located right on the shore. There are some water attractions such as kayaks and watercycles. Very clam atmosphere....More

Thank Arkady L
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Had a nice lunch overlooking the crater lake. It was a very nice vista. I did not swim in the lake but saw that here were beaches and boars for rent.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

A great place to take a break from the bustle of San Salvador for an evening or weekend. The lake is huge, offering all types of accommodations and restaurants to meet any requirement. You can even dive the unique underwater world through El Salvador Divers.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

You can enjoy either the view of this beautiful lake or the experience to visit it. Must of the people use to visit it going through Ilopango. I will recommend you to have a nice view from La Paz Department, by taking the "Carretera Panoramica"...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great views of the Lake and the Islands from above. Boats to rent and restaurants with good food and cold beer

2  Thank bobonparadise
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Lake Ilopango is a safe and most enjoyable about midmorning until about five o'clock when people depart to avoid traffic. The recreational area is guarded. There are jet skis for rental, boat tours around the lake, huts for rent where you and family can enjoy...More

2  Thank Eye4dtails
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

I am a certified diver and have been diving here for several months. Due to the nature of the lake, which is in fact a crater of a super volcano that erupted hundreds (if not thousands) of years ago, the rock formations below are no...More

2  Thank AQUARIUS0265
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank elenabertrand
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Reviewed 1 July 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.

2  Thank Nolving M
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Andrzej K
7 August 2017|
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Response from Luis A | Reviewed this property |
Hello Andrzej, I believe you mean to the Turicentro Apulo, the entrance is 1.50USD and the coordinates are the following: 13.70054, -89.07725 You can usea either google maps or waze app, to get this place, it is 16km from... More
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