On a sunny day, this brilliant blue lake reflects the surrounding steep slopes of the green jungle covered caldera presenting views that are truly inspirational. The lake itself is about an hour drive from the capital of San Salvador. The road around the lake is dirt – rough at times but certainly passable in a normal car when it is dry.
The small island in the southern part of the lake is called Teopan and used to be a Mayan site. Today a number of luxury homes dot its shoreline including one property that maintains several helicopters.
This is a place that ideally you come not to stay for a day and then leave but rather a few days or more.
Stays on the edge of the lake can either be through private homes (VRBO), an area hostel or several small hotels.