Laguna Charco Verde, Isla de Ometepe

4.3
#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.
Create an itinerary including Laguna Charco Verde
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Laguna Charco Verde Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
218 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • 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!
    View original
Google
  • 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.
Places to stay near Laguna Charco Verde

Plan your trip to Isla de Ometepe

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Isla de Ometepe

View all >
4.5
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Isla de Ometepe

3.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Isla de Ometepe

4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 8​h

Nature in Isla de Ometepe

4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Isla de Ometepe

4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
1.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Isla de Ometepe

3.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min