Laguna Charco Verde, Isla de Ometepe

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#4 of 8 in Nature in Rivas Department
Verdant nature trails with looming trees, lovely dark-sanded beaches, and excellent swimming conditions await at Laguna Charco Verde. Access the lush greenery here via a short walking trail, and then enjoy swimming in the calm waters. Note that while the water appears murky, this is not due to lack of sanitation but rather the sediments from the bottom of the lake mixing with the water. Local legend tells of an ancient, lanky witch called Chico Largo, who occasionally appears in the lake to go fishing. Use our Isla de Ometepe trip planner to arrange your visit to Laguna Charco Verde and other attractions in Isla de Ometepe.
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  • The Laguna, or lagoon of Charco Verde, was formed from an earlier volcanic eruption, resulting in a peaceful and quiet little lake. The area contains nature trails and opportunity to see howler monkey...  more »
  • We stayed at the Hotel on Isla de Ometepe Charco Verde. In the nature reserve we made a two-hour trekking around the Laguna Charco Verde, which we have spotted multiple animals, especially howler monkeys ... We also passed along Playa Bancon, a beach in a Bay, with a beautiful view of one of the volcanoes ... a true paradise!
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  • Definitely worth a visit, this beautiful green Lake. You can go walking, animal watching. There are several walks are possible, you can also walk around the Lake, in about 1 to 1.5 hours, take enough to drink with it. There is also a butterfly garden, near the entrance, also nice to visit. There is also a shop with what souvenirs and t shirts.
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  • Incredible nature walks, especially the the Piscacho trail! This extra trail has some elevation so good shoes are needed but there are beautiful views and we saw TONS of monkeys, birds, lizards and other wildlife. Truly beautiful and worth the time and extra effort.
  • The nature reserve has an easy trail with good volcano views, a beach with swimming possible, flowers, butterflies, howler monkeys, lizards and birds.
  • Very nice place, where you can take a walk in the forest. We saw a few monkeys and lots of insects. 5$ fee for foreigners. 3$ fee for Nicaraguans.
  • If you enjoy to walk around the fauna and flora this is your place because it's really natural but sadly if you're looking for animal it's complicated to see that but if you're fanatic of birth you can see a lot of kinda of them , here.
  • It is a beautiful place near the great Lake of Nicaragua is a lagoons formed by the proximity of the Lake, with butterfly garden full of nature.
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