The Laguna Verde is one of the most unknown landscapes of Vinuesa and the region of Pinares since it is hidden among millenary pines, algae and a vegetation as special as the lagoon itself. The Laguna Verde gives off a magic that leaves all its visitors amazed. Perhaps, a great part of the charm and purity that this lagoon transmits is due to the fact that it has not suffered any change or modification by human beings.
Its purity and virgin environment make it an ideal place to get lost… to find yourself again.
The color of all the flora that floats and is reflected in the lagoon is so characteristic that it gives the name to this enclave. But the most romantic and eager for fantastic stories, will find the origin of the name of the lagoon in an old legend. The fable says that a young shepherdess with green eyes, desperate for the loss of her flock, asked the god Pan to turn her into a mermaid. The girl’s pleas were heard and she submerged in the waters of the lagoon, dyeing them with the color of her eyes. It is said that on clear moonlit nights she appears on the surface and sings inconsolably in memory of her lambs.
The visit to the lagoon can be made all year round. During the summer season it offers the opportunity to visit and appreciate this space with different colors, sensations and feelings. In that season it is surrounded by the luxuriant pines and in winter it invites you to come to it on a white mantle of snow. It is during these colder months, when the option to make a great experience to reach the Laguna Verde is given. From Santa Inés Snow Point, excursions begin where you can rent snowshoes and make the journey to this natural space, enjoying the landscape and a great experience.
In addition to the centennial pines that surround the lagoon, there are other natural elements that make the environment an ecosystem rich in species and beautiful in landscape. It is made up of impressive natural terraces and is the natural habitat of abundant roe deer and wild boar. The visit to the lagoon should be done in silence so as not to disturb the animals that inhabit this environment.
If the visitor is encouraged to continue his route for a few more kilometers, he can continue to the Pico Castillo of Vinuesa and the Pico Buey, where there are unique views of the Sierra de Urbión and Cebollera.