Lake Ilopango, Spanish Lago De Ilopango, lake, south central El Salvador, on the borders of San Salvador, La Paz, and Cuscatlán departments. Occupying the crater of an extinct volcano, at an altitude of 1,450 ft (442 m), it has an area of 40 sq mi (100 sq km). In 1880 the water level rose, a natural channel (Río Jiboa) was formed on the eastern side, and the resultant drainage left a volcanic island in the centre of the lake. The island, known as Ilopango Volcano, is 150 ft high and 500 ft across. In 1928 the water again rose, destroying houses along the shoreline. The lake has since become a popular tourist resort, with activity centred on the towns of Asino and Ilopango on the western shore.
IGLESIA DE SANTA LUCIA
SUCHITOTO AND ILOPANGO LAKE
One of the best tour " Suchitoto and Ilopango Lake" this tour consists of visiting the colonial town of Suchitoto where you will be able to enjoy a historic town of El Salvador with cobblestone streets, colonial houses, waterfall (Los Tercios) also rich cultural traditions, and panoramic views of Lake Suchitlán.
Driving from San Salvador to Suchitoto we will have great stop at the Ilopango Lake to enjoy a spectacular view and the perfect weather, here you will be able to have a boat ride and see some of the birds and nature. Ilopango Lake is a big volcanic caldera with a lot of history.
FULL DAY TOUR
The Los Tercios Waterfall is just a 1.5 km walk from the city center. Its uniqueness and beauty lies in the vertical wall behind the water that is composed of large hexagonal columns of rock. This very rare rock formation is the result of nearby volcanic activity, although numerous folkloric legends also claim to explain the origins of rocks´shape.
Los Tercios has water between May and November, although it is worth a visit between December and April too in order to see the stones most clearly.
LOS TERCIOS WATER FALL IN SUCHITOTO
ILOPANGO LAKE , SAN SALVADOR
Constructed in 1853, the Santa Lucía Church is one of the best examples of post-colonial architecture in El Salvador and the main focal point of Suchitoto. Its exceptional architectural characteristics include the façade with arches that have molded keystones, and 6 columns in the ionic style. Three towers reside at the top above a beautiful antique clock. The exterior is matched with a wood paneled interior that is also very well preserved. Look closely at the domes behind the towers and you will see that each is decorated with plates from a porcelain dinette service that was donated as a token of appreciation by a bride who was married in our church.
As witness to Suchitoto´s birth as a city in 1858 to the present day, the Santa Lucía Church is an important cultural symbol for the city as well as the country.
Things to do in El Salvador Tours
Suchitoto and Ilopango Lake
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