Tamarind River _nagarote_naturaleza3The municipality of Nagarote is located on a coastal plain bordering the Pacific Ocean. It has 28 kilometers of coastline and is on the shores of Lake Xolotlán.

Among the reference sites for observing nature are: ethe Sayulapa river, that still conserves native vegetation in its surroundings, which allows it to have a stream for a good part of the year. You can go on excursion walks to observe flora and fauna, especially birds.

Along the river route, there is a natural arc of land that crosses the upper part of the river from side to side, and in the vicinity are located two huge rocks of almost four meters in diameter, held between the roots of an immense chilamate tree. .

You can also know the Blue Pool with its sky-colored waters, ideal for recreation in the water. Nearby is the "Cave of the Goblins", Measuring three meters high and five meters wide, it is presumed that it served as a refuge for the natives during the rains and is also home to the mythical stories of the goblins. There is also a set of petroglyphs whose interpretation is somewhat uncertain.

From the La Concordia viewpoint, Located in the urban area, you can see the scenic beauty of the plain that extends to Lake Xolotlán, the Maribios mountain range and the imposing Momotombo volcano and its companion, the Momotombito.

On the shores of Lake Xolotlán is located the El Recreo beach, where the Momotombo and Momotombito are shown closer. The beauty of the flora and fauna of the sector is also shown, which can be discovered through walks and horseback riding. Another option you have is to enjoy a boat ride and learn about the customs of the people, as well as participate in artisanal fishing.

On the coast of the Pacific Ocean there are five beaches, where you can enjoy the landscape and nature. Miramar beach, Azul beach or Puerto Sandino, El Tránsito beach, Tecolote beach and Hermosa beach. In some of them you can still see estuaries covered by native mangrove vegetation, an ecosystem rich in biodiversity.

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Green Iguana.

The mouth of the Tamarindo River, on the beach of Puerto Sandino, stands out. Juan Venado Island, also adjacent to this sector, which is covered by the mangrove ecosystem and is recognized for the habitat of aquatic bird species and a considerable population of lizards, which you can see while taking a boat ride.

Lake Xolotlan and the Tamarindo River are freshwater ecosystems, some prone to flooding, and they do conserve important natural features such as the conservation of associated vegetation and fauna.

The silty mangrove swamp of the Pacific is located at the entrances of rivers, such as El Tamarindo. The representative species are the red mangrove and the palo de sal. It is an ecosystem rich in diversity, but strongly threatened.

The dry tropical forest is being somewhat affected by agricultural and livestock activities, and also threatened by the extraction of firewood for use in brick kilns and for commercialization. Most of the species lose their leaves during the summer.

The soil, apart from being used in agriculture, is also prepared for the elaboration of bricks, tiles, flowerpots and other clay crafts.

Among the most representative flora species in the area are the pig egg, cortez, malinche de monte, calf guácimo, cornizuelo, chocoyito, black quebracho, red mangrove, white mangrove, brazil, panama, carbon, strawberry tree, jiñocuabo, poroporo , black wood, charcoal and laurel.

Among the fauna species, the sea turtles stand out, which can be seen on the Pacific coasts, among them the paslama turtle and tora turtle. Mammals include the howler monkey, white-tailed deer, frigate seabirds, pelican, land birds, gray hawk, tufted magpie, and toledo. Other reptiles such as the green iguana and the rattlesnake and in marine fauna the eagle ray and the bull shark.


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