This is the most beautiful Lake in El Salvador. Its from Volcanic Origin and its name means "Snake Mountain". We stop at the Lake at the end of this tour and its possible to eat, swim, drink or just chill at this awesome place.
la RUTA DE LAS FLORES
La Ruta de las Flores is located in the western side of El Salvador, its a "route" composed of small pintoresque towns which used to survive on Coffee production and are now exploiting tourism as a source of income. The most important of these towns are Ataco, Nahuizalco, Juayua and Apaneca. These lands used to belong to the natives which inhabited the area, then the lands were purchased by rich landowners who found a great soil to grow Coffee. The coffee was grown in the mountains and then transported down to the port on the Pacific to export it to USA. Now, coffee production is not profitable in El Salvador, unless you own many acres of land. Thats why many landowners are now including tourism in their coffee plantations. The Ruta de las Flores became famous around 10 years ago, when locals decided to organize Food Festivals on the weekends. You can come to Juayua and Ataco on a weekend and try the local food grilled in front of your eyes.
The trip starts from your hotel, we pickup in El Sunzal, El Tunco, San Salvador and Santa Tecla. We pickup aproximately at 9am. First we drive west to Juayua, a beautiful town in the Ruta de las Flores, we check out its main plaza, market and local life. Then we drive to Ataco, the most visited town of the Ruta de las Flores, Ataco is full of Murals and Shopping, also the best Coffee in the country. Then we drive to Lake Coatepeque, we usually drive down to Captain Morgan Hostel, there is food, cheap beer, bathrooms, hammocks and access to the water. Then we return back to San Salvador at around 16:30. Bring, sunblock, rainjacket and money for food and drinks, mosquito repellant, good walking shoes.
Price for Day Trip: $45 p/p. Includes Pickup and Drop off at your hotel, National Park Fees, Bilingual Guide. Please book it below, we will confirm availability with you. A Min of 2 People are required per day.
Cancellation Policy: No deposit is required for tours, but its polite to let us know of any cancellations.