Anyone who read the last entry in this blog, or at least the title, is probably thinking, “Where are the monkeys?” Here are the monkeys…lots and lots of monkeys.
For a small island that has lost much of its primary forest to agriculture, the remaining enclaves of forest on Isla de Ometepe contain a wide variety of wildlife. There are lots of birds and a healthy number of both Howler and Capuchin Monkeys (although the latter seem to have developed scavenging habits thanks to people feeding them).
We stayed in Charco Verde, right next to the Charco Verde Reserve, a small privately owned patch of forest that contains a lagoon and is fringed by lovely Playa Bancon. Much of the tourist development taking place on Isla de Ometepe seems to be along ecological lines, which is good since uncontrolled development will do serious harm to the environment.
Although its possible to…
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