Lake Ilopango, San Salvador

4.2
#5 of 9 in Parks in San Salvador
Immerse yourself in the tranquility of calm water set atop a semi-dormant volcano at Lake Ilopango, El Salvador's second largest lake. A carpet of greenery in the form of hills and flat grassy areas surround the lake, which is up to 230 m (750 ft) deep and covers a surface area of 72 km2 (28 sq mi). Nearby restaurants offering visitors the chance to take in views of pristine scenery while indluging on some mouth watering cuisineIt sit nearby. Hire a boat and float across the calm water of the lake or bring some diving gear and find an abundance of fish swimming beneath the fresh water. A visit to Lake Ilopango represents just the start of the adventure when you use our San Salvador trip itinerary builder site to plot your vacation.
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  • This crater lake is a short drive or bus ride from San Salvador city center. There is a small fee to go into the Turicentro but it’s clean and secured. There are plenty of restaurants and vendors wher...  more »
  • Café Santa Cruz has a pleasant climate and a breathtaking view of Lake Ilopango. Very relaxing to go out for a coffee and be in harmony with nature. It is a small but very nice place to enjoy.
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  • Very beautiful lake, it was a super volcano a long time ago, now it’s filled with water, and a smaller volcano came about, hence a smaller island. It was a nice trip around the lake and beautiful veneer all around.
  • Dive, eat, boat rides... A beautiful volcano lake
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