There are two roads that take you down to the lake. Both of them go about 3/4 of the way around the lake. Before driving down to the lake there are two magnificent 'miradores' where you can get spectacular views of the caldera. Most of the lake is surrounded by private homes, however there are two hotels: Torremolinos and Hotel del Lago, that for a small fee will let you enjoy of their instalations for the day. The road on the western side of the lake can take you all the way to the domes Cerro Pacho, Afate and Cerro la Isla, where some active fumaroles and hot springs still exist.