The Coatepeque Lake is of volcanic origin and is located 18 kilometers south of the city of Santa Ana. Its area is 25 square kilometers with a depth of 115 meters. Coatepeque means in the language Nahuatl "The mountain of the snakes".
An explosive eruption has created Lake Coatepeque more than 50,000 years ago. The crater was formed in the western part by the lava flows to the left of the volcano, and the shape of the crater was changed by underground water currents.
Today's tranquility makes it the ideal place to enjoy water sports such as waveboarding, SUP, parasailing, sailing, diving, jet skiing, kayaking and boat trips.
Some hotels are available to visitors, rooms with a view of the lake with air conditioning, private bathroom, with restaurants built on wooden stilts in the water.
Varied cuisine from seafood, beef, pork and the typical cuisine of the region, corn tortillas made by hand and roasted beans can not be missed on the menus.
Rancho Alegre offers rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom, cable TV, the hotel's restaurant offers its service on a wood-built restaurant with spectacular views of the lake and volcanoes.
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Enjoy seafood, meat and poultry on the lake shore. The restaurants offer various local dishes.