Welcome to Charco Verde & Isla de Quiste

Not only is this a lovely spot for swimming, hiking and wildlife-watching, it's also the home of Chico Largo, a tall, thin and ancient witch who often appears swimming or fishing in the lagoon. His primary duty is to protect the tomb and solid-gold throne of Cacique Nicarao, buried nearby.

Just offshore, Isla de Quiste is within swimming distance of the beach. Any of the area’s hotels can arrange boat service and perhaps rental tents, as it’s a prime camping, fishing and birding spot.

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