Laguna Isirere

in San Ignacio de Moxos

North of town at the large Laguna Isirere, you can go fishing and swimming, observe the profuse birdlife and watch the gorgeous sunset. It’s accessible on a 30-minute (2km) walk or moto-taxi (B$5) from town.

A statue on the shore depicts the local legend about the formation of the lake. A young boy named Isidoro was paddling in a small pool when he was swallowed up by the waters, the work of the mischievous water spirit Jichi who needed a human sacrifice in order to turn the pool into the lake it is today.