In Nahuatl, Apulo means “Place that sinks in water”; This 74-acre site is located in Canton Dolores Apulo, Ilopango, 16 kilometers from the capital city, among the departments of San Salvador, Cuscatlán and La Paz, of which 28 acres have been developed. Lake Ilopango, a volcanic lake, is the main attraction of this recreational park, its crater is located right at the bottom of the lake and according to historical data the cauldron was formed as a result of a cataclysmic eruption, producing huge pyroclastic flows that destroyed various Mayan cities.
The park offers a boardwalk, a pier and an impressive lighthouse as main attractions, in addition to two swimming pools, ample parking, picnic areas and restaurants; and a modern beach soccer stadium. Visitors and their families or friends can enjoy the picnic areas and taste the local cuisine such as boneless mojarra
(bream) and the typical fried pepescas, as well as different seafood and traditional dishes, which are prepared with a high level of quality.
· Admission for adults: $ 1.50 USD
· Free for children under 6 years, adults over 60 and the physically impaired.
· Foreign tourists: $ 3.00 (all ages)
· Parking: small vehicle $ 1.00, large vehicle $ 2.00
· Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.