|Elevation||2,172 ft (662 m)|
The name Sacacoyo comes from the Nahua phrase "En el camino de coyotes y zacate" (in the path of coyotes and grass)  In 1890, Sacacoyo had a population of 1,870 people. In 1905, Sacacoyo was combined as part of Tepecoyo, but on 11 May 1907 was recreated as Sacacoyo by legislative decree.
Sacacoyo is made up of 3 cantons:
- Ateos (historically Atehuan)
- Buena Vista
- La Montañita
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