Laguna Charco Verde, Isla de Ometepe

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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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  • Nice walk to observe the island's biodiversity: monkeys Screamers, lizards, birds and butterflies by tens,... And memories at the entrance are really cheap.
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  • A visit that will take you an hour or more depending on the hiking trails that you decide to do (there are up to four), of various difficulties and lengths. Which goes around the pond takes you between half an hour and three quarters of an hour depending on the step that marques. Halfway you can have a swim in Lake Nicaragua and in some sections you're walking between the waters of the pond on one side and the Lake to the other. There are plenty of lizards, some very colorful. And before you start any route you can visit a butterfly farm, where you can see wide variety of butterflies, as well as a laboratory where tell you how feed on larvae until they hatch. It is recommended to take repellent for routes. And water.
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  • We went to see the butterfly's which are inside an enclosed area before you walk over to Laguna Charco Verde. We were quite upset to see there was also turtles inside the enclosure trying to clamber o...  more »

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