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summer breeze

This lake is the closest tho the capital city San Salvador, and next to the Ilopango airport... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Love the Drones!

Great place for flying your drone. A very good and realixing trip that deserve a come back! There... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

This lake is the closest tho the capital city San Salvador, and next to the Ilopango airport. Originally, this lake was formed in a volcano crater. Lots of fresh eater fishing, and watewr skiing, nice restaurants and lake shore homes. It is said that it...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Great place for flying your drone. A very good and realixing trip that deserve a come back! There are a lot of good restaurants here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlejandroRene
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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Steve H
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank arkadyl77
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mikelboe
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank PinUpBoy
Reviewed 5 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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank luchosplaces
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank bobonparadise
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

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Eye4dtails
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

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank AQUARIUS0265
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Andrzej K
8 August 2017|
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Response from luchosplaces | 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