Lago de Coatepeque

Lake Coatepeque is located at 760 m ASL, at 53 km from San Salvador and 12 km from the city of Santa Ana, in the department of Santa Ana.

The lake was formed by a series of explosive volcanic eruptions 72,000 to 57,000 years ago and by the collapse of a group of volcanoes. During the recorded history no other volcanic eruption has ever been recorded in the area of Lake Coatepeque.

Water sports such as scuba diving and water-skiing are popularly practiced here.

The old colonial church of San Pedro in downtown Coatepeque is also worth visiting.

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