Its name comes from the indigenous roots of Nahuatl, which means “Cradle of the Lord of the Waters”. It is located in the City of Izalco, department of Sonsonate, 58 kilometers from the capital city of San Salvador.
It is one of the most attractive Recreational Parks that El Salvador has to offer, its 42 acres are surrounded by exuberant vegetation and trees where the naturally developed balsam tree predominates. This tree has great use in medicine. Atecozol offers visitors two natural pools for adults, five pools for children, picnic areas, a restaurant, cabins, a soccer field, a Mayan ball court; in addition to having a temazcal and cultural vestiges that include works by the Salvadoran sculptor Valentín Estrada, who pays homage to pre-columbian characters and legends such as “La Cuyancúat”.
· 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.