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Reviewed 8 August 2019

We did an early morning kayak tour here from Suchitoto and it was spectacular! This place is loaded with a large variety of birds that will overwhelm you in every direction. It is super peaceful out on the lake with all the birds singing and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rtraveler2004
Reviewed 8 July 2019

So. I'm a Salvadoran, but born in the US. When I went to go visit during december for my christmas break and spend a nice time with my family. We got into the boat and paid a reasonable price to go around the lake. ($40...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lamakrypto
Reviewed 14 May 2019

The lake was lovely (even though the waters were low in high season due to the late arrival of the rains). The trip was great and we even stopped off for a memorable stop and the bar on the "island" over on the far side....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DeannToni
Reviewed 18 April 2019

So, we stocked up a few beers for the "gauranteed sunset', climbed into a boat amongst a sea of weeds. Looked into the water. It's green and there is obvious stuff floating. I ask... I get told. Gross. An hour and a half of bird...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JGSingers
Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

A boat trip on the lake to Bird Island provided an opportunity to see the enormous variety of bird life on offer. We saw hawks, cormorants, herons, egrets and many other species.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DP1066
Reviewed 12 March 2019 via mobile

An abundance of birdlife on the lake, and local fishermen out for their catch. You can walk here in 39 mins from suchitoto, but the best 'higher' views are from a couple of the streets or restaurants in town

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

This lake, formed in 1973 by the damming of the river, is pleasant to look at and a somewhat cooler spot on a hot day in Suchitoto. The floating mats of water hyacinths are attractive. However, the water is polluted and swimming is not recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Judy M
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip out on the lake. We had sightings of many new species, including ospreys, vultures, flycatchers and a falcon. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1954travel2016
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

It costs around $5-6 a car to park down by the lake, from which you can then enjoy the view from one of the nice restaurants by the waterfront. The boat trips seem a little overpriced for the added value (e.g $30pp per half hour),...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ceitinn
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Definitly a go see in Suchitoto. You can take a boat ride around the lake. There are cute restaurants around the plaza and clean bathrooms.

Date of experience: September 2018
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