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“Less than expected” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Laguna Charco Verde

Laguna Charco Verde
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Montreal, Canada
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“Less than expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

There was nothing wrong with the place, but after traveling for a month in Nicaragua, this place had nothing special to offer. The wak was pleasant, but no we didn't see any wildlife.

Visited July 2014
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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“Great way of relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Just walking around the reserve is so good. Checking out the wildlife was brilliant. The cost of entry was 40 - which isn't a lot - and it made a great contrast from trek up volcanoes.

Visited February 2014
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Alberta, Canada
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“Nice walk, howler monkeys”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We walked this trail system during the heat of the day so didn't see much wildlife other than lots of magpie-jays. But we did see howler monkeys resting in some trees hanging out over a cliff. There was a new infant and an older one along with the adults. The monkeys were unconcerned and we were only a few metres from them. I got some excellent photos.

The beach area is shaded and private and if we had more time and our books we could have whiled away several hours there. The laguna is accessible from several locations as the trail circles it. We saw a small caiman and some egrets. There were 3 locals fishing with cast nets, wading up to their armpits in the lake.

Small lizards skittered among the leaves. We saw at least 4 different species. The walk is pleasant and I think it would be good for birding earlier or later in the day.

Visited January 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful Walk...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our family (my husband and two daughters aged 10 & 15) went to Laguna Charco Verde for the afternoon. It was a lovely walk(I wouldn't call it a hike) around the lagoon. The natural reserve Charco Verde is a protected area between the two volcanoes of Ometepe The area has a lagoon, forest, and a beach. Such a beautiful, unspoiled area. We heard birds and monkeys while walking along the path. There are signs, so don't worry you won't get lost. Loved the beach area, could have spent the whole day there! The trees are amazing! The views really are stunning. I would recommend this walk while on Ometepe!

Visited December 2013
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“A lovely way to spend an afternoon on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by when we rented a motorbike and this topped off our day. It was lovely to enjoy a gentle stroll along the breezy trails and to be able to admire such spectacular views!

We didn't see any monkeys like some other lucky visitors, but we enjoyed the sounds of animals around us and the views more than made up for it.

This is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll - a beautiful alternative to the hardcore volcano hikes!

Visited December 2013
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