Tours and Activities:
Lago Verde for VisitorsMónica Pons Eduardo Epifanio
Even in silence, the presence of a young population with a history and a respectful look towards its colonizers can be felt.
The square was what first caught our eye as we entered the Commune of Lago Verde. Its neat park and the details that pay homage to the pioneers attract first-time visitors, just like us.
A large cart wheel and a tethering post are some of the elements that remain as relics from former times. We could not help thinking about the past and what things were like a long time ago.
Core of the Commune
Several thoughts are displayed on carved wooden signs scattered all around the downtown area. Weird at first, today they make the local dwellers feel proud, as the guidelines imposed on visitors and tourists to enjoy the surroundings are featured on these signs.
Public buildings are clearly identified. This is the case of the Town Hall, the Tourist Information Center, the Carabiniers and the Emergency Center, all of them facing the square.
As we left the square, we started to get lost in the surrounding streets, where the very neat aspect of houses and gardens are highlighted. Cleanliness and order definitely stand out, even indoors.
Leaving the downtown area, we visited the Medialuna Stadium, where the huasos take part in rodeo and horse breaking competitions. This is a festival both for competitors and spectators, as honor is put at stake at every heifer charge.
Ideal for a Pic-nic
A few more blocks ahead, we came to the Pan de Azúcar bathing resort: a very shady area where families can spend the day.
Several activities may be practiced by visitors and the venue may be visited on foot, as everything lies very close.
The traditional town festival for the celebration of the town anniversary is held there and, at times, musical shows, especially folkloric performances, are also presented.
Maybe it is impossible to get to know a town just through a city tour. The essence of its inhabitants may only be sensed after sharing some time and conversation with them.
Nevertheless, the feeling we got after a short stay in Lago Verde is related with a simple way of facing life in splendid, almost unspoiled, surroundings where local dwellers have learned to take care of the environment they open up for visitors