Visiting Coatepeque El Salvador | Blue Lake | El Salvador Travel Guide.

Visiting Coatepeque El Salvador | Blue Lake | El Salvador Travel Guide.

Well this is something a little bit special, we’ve come down to Lake Coatepeque, but this is no ordinary Lake!! Oh No! For the past, about four years, for only a
couple of weeks a year, this lake turns a very bright blue. 🎼 Well we have just had at the best time in San Salvador, we had a fantastic interview yesterday with Gabby and this morning we’ve woken up, and we’re going to be packing our bags,
our rucksacks up and heading off to Hostel Dona Marta, which is our home in
San Salvador, with the lovely family that welcomed us, when we first arrived here
on our original trip. Bienvenidos A El Salvador – We are waiting for you in Hostel Dona Marta! We’re just walking around by the
World Trade Centre here in San Salvador We’ve had some lovely breakfast at
Florence’s and I just spotted a little camper van, a little VW that’s been turned into a coffee and tea place, how lovely is that that’s absolutely beautiful. 🎼 So we’ve been staying at Hotel Mediterraneo
Plaza that you can see behind us and we stayed here whilst we were being
interviewed for the TV yesterday, great location, smack in the business district
here in San Salvador and literally like five, ten minutes walk to the World Trade
Centre, which has got lots of places to eat, and it’s a very modern
modern place to hang out, so it’s been very comfortable here, and yeah we’re
heading off to go and get packed to head back to the Dona Marta hostel. So we’ve arrived at Dona Marta hostel our little home from home, the family here had been
so lovely to us and shown us around taken us out and shown us the true
Salvadorian warmth of the people, and so we’re back for our last night in San
Salvador with the family, just to catch up we’re just gonna hang out and share
stories. I’m gonna really miss this family, they’ve been lovely so I wanted
to share our hostel here it’s this lovely little house at the back of a
courtyard community and its really lovely, they’ve got big big rooms, it’s a
little bit like a Tardis (looks small but is big inside), just lovely it’s actually hard to believe for your
even in the city. The amount of birds that we’ve seen here, including the
national bird in the garden here has just been phenomenal, huge amounts of
birds. So you’ve got this lovely reception area here and then just to the
side there is the breakfast room which is here, which is the lovely room and
they’re doing some building work at the back because they’re actually so popular
now, that they’re growing their business and putting an extra six rooms on
because the location for visiting the city, just an Uber in, just a couple of
dollars to Uber in, is perfect, there’s free drinking water here and then the
kitchens just off there where they prepare your breakfast. So it’s a lovely
situation and it’s a lovely family and there is nothing that you can’t ask for,
everyone is super helpful, so come and have a look at our room. I love it it’s
huge, but often in city hostels you tend to get very small amount of space, but
our room is massive. So there’s a bathroom ensuite which is lovely with a
huge shower, a massive shower, private loo, private sink, and then, just through
here is where we have been sleeping and working, when we’re in San Salvador. In
fact let’s see what Chris is doing. What you doing love? Making videos, answering all your
questions, I have a little desk area, air-con right next to me which in this heat is
always welcomed, the Internet here is actually very good. We’ve stayed in some
places where it’s been a bit of a struggle to get online and answer
messages and upload videos and things. But here it’s working really fine, my
work time you put upload as you’re going to sleep, when you wake up in the
morning, it’s all finished, which is even better! It’s our last day in San Salvador,
and we’ve said goodbye to the beautiful family at Dona Marta and Edwin our
friend here in San Salvador has come to pick us up and take us to a special place. It’s a mystery tour from EC Tours, so he’s taking us out for our last day here and
we’re feeling really sad that we’re going to be leaving El Salvador, but
really hopeful that one day we’ll be back, and visit this beautiful Nation.
So let’s go and see where this beautiful mystery tour takes us. 🎼 Well! This is something a little bit
special ,we’ve come down to Lake Coatepeque, but this is no ordinary Lake! Oh
No! For the past about four years, for only a
couple of weeks a year, this lake turns a very bright blue and normally it happens
at the end of August but for some reason this year, it’s happened earlier, just
because we’re here! and so we are so lucky on our last day in El Salvador, to
have a look at this Lake and if I turn around and you look there, how blue does that look? I’ve never seen a lake or water that blue! Just when we thought El Salvador couldn’t surprise us or show us anything
more beautiful, Edwin has given us this! Look at that! What is that? It is the cherry on the cake !! It is the cherry on top of the cake !! Yeah I’ve got to admit it, he has pulled this one out of the bag!! Good job EC Tours! 🎼 There is a model of a snake here in this
little restaurant bar that we’ve just stopped off to take some photographs of the view, and I just asked Edwin, when why is there a snake? And apparently what Coatepeque means is a place of snakes! There are a couple of theories as to why the lake is this colour, originally because it’s a volcanic lake they were thinking that maybe there some kind of bubbling explosion going on the underneath and maybe the ash is actually changing the colour of the water. Then they were thinking that because it happened in August, maybe it’s some kind of bloom or blossom of weed or
algae that’s causing this to happen? Because for three years in a row it happened in August, but this year, it’s happened in June so nobody exactly knows why the lake turns this colour for a couple of weeks a year, but that is the mystery of Lake Coatepeque. So we’ve driven down from the top of the
hill, down to the shore of the lake and we’re off for a nice spot of lunch, and this place they taking us to looks absolutely amazing right on the shore of this amazingly Blue Lake 🎼 So that was a delicious lunch, a bit of crab soup to start with and then I had a lovely bit of fish that was caught from this very lake and it was delicious. And we’re off now we’re heading back to San Salvador. 🎼 Well we’ve been hanging out at Edwin’s
house for this evening, because our bus back to San Jose is at the ungodly hour
of half-past 2:00 this morning!! And 10 o’clock, so yeah, we can’t make him wait up till 2:00 that’s just horrible, that is rude !! Even though he offered !! But we said we will go on down to the bus station now, we’ll hang out we’ll just do some work, watch a bit of Netflix, try not to sleep, and then we’ll be ready in the waiting room. So yeah absolutely, so this is really the end of our trip of new places because we’re heading back to San Jose. Yeah,
our last night in San Salvador! There you go, we feel really emotional, we’ve had so much fun and everybody has been so friendly and helpful! Yep, we are feeling a little be sad – there you go! anyway, now we’re off to the bus. So we’ve arrived like four hours early for the bus here at terminal San Carlos, but there isn’t a waiting room! So we’re just trying to work out, the security guards just trying to see if there’s somewhere we can wait, so definite tip of the day! Don’t turn up for hours before your bus thinking there’s a waiting room you can hang out in!! Marianne talking to the Security guard who was trying to help us! Right now we’ll take over
now hey you leave a 2:45 in the morning You are going to Costa Rica ? Check in time is 02.15, it is now 2 O’Clock, We have been here since 10 PM in this room, and we’re in a little bit
tired now, which is probably good because when we finally do get on the bus, I
think I’m going to sleep! I know I’m going to sleep, but the problem is that after three hours they wake you up to do a border crossing!! But we don’t get there till 11PM tomorrow, We’ve got plenty of time to sleep. 🎼 So that was a hell of a trip yesterday! Twenty-one hours on a bus! Yes! Thank you very much tikka bus, We got the bus all the way from San Salvador in El Salvador, all the way to San Jose here in Costa Rica. And a big THANK YOU to Edwin, for taking us to the bus station to save us carrying and Ubering, So Thank you for that! Absolutely! Yeah, a hell of a trip, across all the way to El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa
Rica, and now it marks the end of this season of TREAD the Globe. and our travels in Central America have come to an end. Five months! Yeah we’ve had a fab time! Indeed! but there is lots more exciting stuff ahead, because by the time you’re watching this video, because we’re a couple of weeks behind on the videos, we
will be back in the UK and filming and getting ready, for our drive around the
world in Trudy, our camper van. The next big adventure!! And that is a hell of an adventure!! So stay tuned, if you want to follow our adventures as we travel
around the world in our camper van as we get ready, then make sure you click ‘Subscribe’ below it’s been an absolute pleasure showing you all around Central America Yeah it has been heartfelt feelings for Central America we have had a beautiful time … Yeah and if you’ve got any questions on our travels, or want any
advice, don’t hesitate to message us or leave a comment below. Absolutely. We’ve just experienced our first
earthquake the light is still moving that was really scary, and you can hear the car alarms going off!!

88 thoughts on “Visiting Coatepeque El Salvador | Blue Lake | El Salvador Travel Guide.

  1. Yes guys you went to coatepeque is in SANTA ANA. my birth place. this lake is one of the most beautiful places to visite. SALUDOS

  2. What a beautiful lake!!! I’m from El Salvador but been in the USA since i was 8 years old and i’m 26 now but I really don’t know my country 😭😭😭 i’m a Dreamer here in USA wishing someday in the future I’ll experience the beauty of my country 😍😍
    Love the videos and a follower here.
    Thanks for sharing guys

  3. pax et bonum. consider El Salvador your land too, thank you for sharing with us, and we will share with friends and family your wonderful experiences in our country, God bless the Great Britain. -you rock-(from Massachusetts)

  4. I am sad your videos in Central America and especially in El Salvador came to an end. You ended your staying in El Salvador with a farewell earthquake. We are kind of used to that, and as you might know tjat the capital city San Salvador is on a valley called "The Valley of the Hammocks" as a reference to earth trembling often. Lake Coatepeque looked amazing when you went there. Sadly you didn't have time to go to Cerro Verde, which is very close to Coatepeque, and it has spectacular views of the lake and volcanoes like Ilamatepec and Izalco.
    About the birds at the hostal, that is so true, we get "Torogoces" (Turquoise-browed Motmot or Eumomota superciliosa) in gardens here in El Salvador, and that is the national bird, At my house, one of them roosts in a lemon tree in our garden. I heard a Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens) singing as you were talking about the birds at that hostal. They are called "Dichoso-fui" locally because they seem to say that expression in Spanish when they sing. "Dichoso fui" means something like I was so joyful.
    I hope you come back to El Salvador some day, and I will be following you in your next traveling videos. Have so much fun, and thank you for sharing your positive feedback about your experiences here. Take care.

  5. Thanks for the Great videos i hope you had fun in ES, good lock i’m sure you will go back , traveling in the bus must be tuff ..

  6. You all lucky because I have never been in the Coatepeque Lake before, now that I live in the US could not enjoy my country like that 😔

  7. Beautiful lake considered to be one of the top 10 most beautiful lakes in the world. Loved your videos of central america it's an amazing region with so much to offer. One day all the countries in central America will unite again to become once again the Federal Republic of Central America. Viva centro América!! 🇬🇹🇸🇻🇭🇳🇳🇮🇨🇷

  8. About the colour of the lake…it was not for the algae..nor even for the season…it was because felt honoured to have visitors like Chris and Marianne……

  9. Thank you for coming here and show a good face of our country. You're welcome every time that you want to return and good luck in your travel. I am going to watch your next adventures. 🤙

  10. Such a wonderful couple! I’m happy for all the good moments you had in El Salvador! Next time if you let me I will be wating you with some presents!
    I felt through all this journy that I was going with you enjoying all the food and views!


  11. What a shame that they leave that beautiful country, a council, in Costa Rica be careful, I was not long ago and I was badly treated and twice my belongings were stolen, when that happened I returned to El Salvador, the place I had More bad fame was the best place of my life to vacation and the "best country" was the worst, and not only that, months later there were other friends to Costa Rica, to different places where I went and similar things happened to them, I finally met a couple of Argentines who were traveling in a mini-ban and opened their car, but good luck and enjoy life. Sorry my English is bad, greetings from Berlin

  12. Thank you Chris and Marianne, for sharing your amazing adventures in El Salvador with us, please know you'll always be welcome in our country, you are wonderful people and we wish you all the best and safe travels!!!

  13. You have visited many beautiful places in El Salvador, some new to me :), once again thank you for coming and enjoying our simple and warm country. Cuddles for both of you and good luck on your journey! … we will continue watching your excellent channel and sending warm greetings from here, your new country. <3 you guys!

    Han visitado muchos lugares bonitos de El Salvador, algunos nuevos para mí, en serio, gracias por venir y disfrutar de nuestro sencillo y caluroso país. Fuertes abrazos para ambos y suerte en su travesía!… seguiremos viendo su excelente canal y enviando los calurosos saludos desde acá, su país.

  14. Thank you for visiting El Salvador and sharing the videos of these beautiful places.
    You are a very lovely couple.

  15. Have you guys stayed and retired in el salvador it seems like it hahahahah and it wouldnt be a bad idea for you guys.

  16. Thanks to your videos now I get to know my beautiful country, I’m planning my trip to El Salvador in December,
    Definitely I will visit all the beautiful places in El Salvador,


  17. I hope. You had a. Wonderful stay ,,and we hope that you. Comeback and visit again,,thank you for all the goodness you have brought us, we will miss you guys.

  18. You guys make the best videos I’m so glad you enjoyed El Salvador!! my parents are from there and I love seeing the places it has to offer through your channel! Thank you! Also I went last year and I was lucky enough to see the lake turquoise as well!! Cheers! 💕🇸🇻🙂

  19. Thank you guy that it's a beautiful life I love the color I've been there before it's beautiful thank you for sharing your videos God bless you!! 💙♥️

  20. Lots of places to visit in Central America. A good place to make friends. Thanks for sharing your videos & all your experiences. Do you recomend Tica bus? I want to visit Costa Rica some day too.

  21. soooo sad you are leaving guys nice video but! we going with you everywhere from now on! thanks for showing all our country's nice places and people we are going to miss you !

  22. LOVE everything best wishes hope you guys come back again thanks for sharing El Salvador and the positive side of it and beauty hugss guys we will miss you

  23. Amazing! What a shame that is your last day there 🙁🙁 May God bless you guys on your paths now and always, I'm very grateful about all you said about my country, and yes! you're right definitely Cohatepeque Lake was the "cherry on the cake" 👏🏻👏🏻

  24. Farewell Britadorians!! Thank you for sharing all your experiences with all of us! I will be visiting my country next week from Riverside, California. I rented a house in lake Coatepeque, and I can't wait to see it too!! come back soon, forget us not!! =)

  25. Awesome adventure, you both took us through some exotic parts of central America, gorgeous views and places. Is there a reason why Nicaragua was skipped? Also have you decided when and where will the next adventure take place?

  26. In an interview they ask to Leonardo Dicaprio. Wat's yuor favorite food he said I love pupusas alot of people are talking abaut that and we are happy😍

  27. What a way to finish your travel in El Salvador and Central America.
    The view of Lake Coatepeque from the first restaurant is breathtaking.
    Thank you for taking us along your wonderful experience in the of the volcanoes, you both made it fun and exciting, greetings.

  28. Hi Guys. Many thanks for bringing your voyages to us, and I'm really looking forward to you trip around the world in Trudy – many adventures await!
    I'd appreciate it if you included your GPS position with each new video (just so I can stalk you better 😍😍), and tell us what the actual date was when the video was taken.
    Bon Voyage, and may the road rise up to meet you!

  29. Thank you for visiting El Salvador and share your videos I appreciate your compliments about my country I miss El Salvador and your videos are amazing greetings from California 🤗

  30. Happy trip guys I hope you do very well Thank you for enjoying my beloved country El Salvador, 🇸🇻🇸🇻we wait for you soon when you want❤️

  31. lake coatepeque is one of my favourite places in El Salvador and I am glad you visited it. As a Salvadorean I enjoy seeing your videos. Greetings from Minneapolis,

  32. Wow. I have never seen anyone else responde to every comment. That goes to show how special you guys are. Thanks for the video. As they say in Britain, that was lovely. God bless you

  33. Coatepeque means "hill of the snake". It comes from Nahuatl "Coatl" meaning "snake" and "tepec" meaning hill or mountain. You will find a lot of place names have "tepeque" in them, that is a "Spanishized" vocalization of "tepec"…hill or mountain, such as Quetzeltepeque, Cojutepeque, etc. You will find the same in Mexico, since we share the common Nahuatl ancestry, only that in Mexico, they kept the original "tepec". Also, remember the main Aztec and Nahuatl god Quetzalcoatl? the feathered serpent? Do you see "coatl" in there too? (serpent)

  34. Next time you guys don’t forget to also visit Izalco volcano in Sonsonate and El Imposible in Ahuchapan the biggest forest in El Salvador, then Barra de Santiago a beautiful beach also in Ahuachapan, God bless you guys, come back soon.

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