Welcome to Laguna Pañacocha
This quiet, hidden blackwater lagoon is a short boat ride off the Río Napo through a wild network of creeks brimming with wildlife. Pañacocha, which means ‘Lake of Piranhas’ in Kichwa, is frequently visited by local lodge tour groups, who come up here on day trips to fish for piranha and spot some of the pink freshwater dolphins that can often be seen in the lagoon. Nearby oil development has reduced sightings, however.
Ask when you book your tour/lodge whether the lagoon features on the itinerary.