Lago Suchitlán

Lake Suchitlan is shared by four departments in the northern and central part of El Salvador. The quickest way to get to the lake is through the colonial town of Suchitoto.

The lake was formed during the winter of 1976, after the Power Generating Dam Cerrón Grande was built. Its name comes from the hacienda located on the rim of the Lempa River.

Different kinds of fish can be found here, most of them being artificially introduced. Among its fauna we can find: rabbits, pichiches, zarzetas, grass turtles, etc.

The extension of the lake varies according to the season; during winter it reaches 135 km. Its elevation also differs, when in summer reaches 182 m ASL, and in winter 234 m ASL, being this last one when it reaches 2150 million cubic meters of water.

Alejandro Coto a famous local film maker gave the lake its current name "Suchitlan", which in nahuatl means "Place of the flower-bird".

Local business:

Hotel: Los Almendros de San Lorenzo ►

Near the Main Square in Suchitoto.

Hotel: La Posada de Suchitlan ►

Located in Suchitoto, 4 blocks north of the Central Park.

Hotel: Hotel y Restaurante El Tejado ►

Incredible view and the perfert place to relax

Hotel: Hotel Posada Alta Vista ►

Family run hotel in the center of Suchitoto.

Hotel: Hotel Sapito ►

Small family run hotel in Suchitoto with panoramic view.

Tour Operator: Gringo Tours ►

We provide personalized tours in El Salvador.

Tour Operator: Guazapa Tours ►

Rural Community Tourism

Tour Operator: Suchitoto Adventure Outfitters ►

We can arrange your ideal holiday.

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