Lake Apoyeque is a crater lake created by the Apoyeque Volcano in the Chiltepe Peninsula Natural Reserve. The Apoyeque Volcano created both Lake Apoyeque and Lake Xiloa and is located near the city of Sandino in Managua Department. Steep crater walls surround Lake Apoyeque, which make it both difficult to get to as well as a beautiful site to see. Since it is difficult to get to, even though it is only about a thirty minute drive from the capital city of Managua, it is fairly untouched and secluded. You will need to do some hiking to get to the lake, so be prepared with proper attire and supplies.