Take a refreshing dip in one of three freshwater swimming holes surrounded by mangroves at nature reserve El Corchito. Motorboats take visitors across a canal to the reserve. El Corchito is home to iguanas, boa constrictors, small crocs, raccoons and a band of coatis. The coons and coatis are skilled food thieves, something to consider if you bring lunch.

El Corchito sees a lot of visitors, especially on weekends, so get there early for a more peaceful swim.

'Tecnológico' buses (M$6.50) departing from a bus station at Calles 82 and 29 will leave you a block and a half from El Corchito. If you're driving, take Calle 46 south to Hwy 27.