Welcome to San Lucas Tolimán
San Lucas Tolimán is busier and more commercial than most lakeside villages. Set at the foot of the dramatic Volcán Tolimán, it's a coffee-growing town and a transportation point on a route between the Interamericana and the Carretera al Pacífico. Market days are Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. Atypically not standing on the town's plaza but along the street to the lakefront is the 16th-century Parroquia de San Lucas parish church. The parish, aided by Catholic missionaries from Minnesota and volunteers from North America and Europe, has been active in redistributing coffee-plantation land, setting up a fair-trade coffee cooperative and founding a women's center, a medical clinic and a reforestation program. For visits to the cooperative and information on volunteering, contact the parish office.