Its name in Nahuatl means “Hill of the large pots” or “Hill of the alabaster”. This 2.61acre recreational park is located in the department of San Vicente, the canton of Apastepeque, 64 kilometers from the capital city.
In 1963 the beautification of the surroundings of the Laguna de Apastepeque was decreed, considered a public utility, and the park was inaugurated in 1979 by Lic. Alfredo Menéndez Magaña. This recreational area includes a beach, a swimming pool, restaurant, trails, picnic areas, cabins; and for those who seek to admire the landscape and the passivity of its waters, the park has a cozy boardwalk and a floating dock from which to enjoy a mirror of fresh water. This lagoon rests on the crater of an exploded volcano, the vegetation that covers the lagoon´s banks is typified as a sub-tropical humid forest, under tropical transition; considered one of the main life zones of El Salvador, it extends from the volcanic chain to the coastal plains.
· 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)
· Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.