A 750-hectare (1,853 acre) ecological reserve featuring four lagoons that are true natural swimming pools in the middle of the jungle. Its crystal-clear waters reflect the vegetation like a mirror, and in many cases it is hard to tell the difference between the image on the water and the real thing. The lake is one of purest and most placid settings in the Amazon.
It is also a well know bird-watchers' paradise. Over 300 species inhabit the area, including toucans, hoatzins, herons, tanagers, woodpeckers, eagles, hawks and sparrow hawks. Canoe fishing is allowed on the lake.
Lindo Lake is located in the Sauce district, San Martín department, just 40 km (25 miles) from the city of Tarapoto. It can be reached via the Fernando Belaunde Terry Highway to Puerto López. The Huallaga river can be crossed on a platform. Another option is to cross the river by boat.