Lake Ilopango, San Salvador

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#5 of 8 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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 di...  more »
  • Beautiful volcanic Lake with history and beautiful views. A little insecure, we will visit with local guide.
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  • What a great experience. Worth to visit.
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  • A quite nice and very safe place to spend family time ❤ there are jet skis and there are also boats to go for a walk to the island
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  • Very nice I love I have gone there already and is very cute
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  • Rich very cool climate excellent lake view
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