Yeguada Lagoon Forest Reserve

The Yeguada Lagoon Forest Reserve is located in Veraguas Province and was created to protect the river basin so the water could be used for hydroelectric power. It was also created to revitalize areas of the rivers that had been degraded, and here fish such as carp and tilapia have been introduced. The lagoon itself is of volcanic origin, and is considered one of the oldest lakes in Panama. On its shores there is evidence of human habitation that dates back 1000 years.