Coatepeque Lake

Junio 7th, 2008 by admin

Coatepeque is a volcanic lake situated about an hour from San Salvador. It is much older than Ilopango, though created by a similar catastrophic eruption some five to six thousand years ago. Named Lago de Coatepeque, it is on the eastern slope of the Santa Ana volcano. It is a beautiful, clean, and sparkling blue crater-shaped lake, 6 kms wide and 120 meters deep and surrounded by steep green slopes rising up 250 to 500 meters. The scenic road between the Interamerican Highway and CA8, known as the "panoramic highway" for its marvelous views, curls along the steep ridge of the crater giving you glimpses of the broad fertile valleys on one side and the lake on the other.

Along the shore of the lake there are several private beachhouses as this is a popular Salvadorean weekend get-a-way. There are also beachfront hotels accommodating visitors-Hotel Torremolinos offers lodging, a restaurant and they rent watersports equipment. Hotel Amacuilco has an art center worth checking out and it is a popular spot for younger travelers.

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About Lake Coatepeque, El Salvador

This site was created with the purpose of supporting Coatepeque Lake as the next natural wonder of the world. We noticed that in the official site where Coatepeque Lake appears, there is no information about the lake and we thought it was helpful to upload a link in that page so everybody who wants to know about the lake can find all the information about it. JM Administracion y Desarrollos is glad to contribute to this dream. As initiators of the page, we would like to invite you to suggest people that could be willing to contribute their time and creativity as members of a Board of Directors of this site so it is managed with a country vision and it does not obey anybody’s particular interest. Our first objetive will be to upload all necessary information about the Lake and then fundraise enough money to buy space in the new7wonders.com site to put a link of this site so everyone can find info of the Lake. Contact us: info@lakecoatepeque.org