TOURISM IN THE CITY OF IQUITOS

Tourist Complex of Quistococha

The Quistococha Tourist Complex, also known as the Quistococha Tourist Park, is an entertainment complex in the City of Iquitos, Peru. Located in the southern region of Iquitos Metropolitano, it is the only tourist park in the Department of Loreto and is officially considered a "National Tourist Park" within the National Tourist Reservation System of Peru.1 The complex is adjacent to the Departmental Route LO- 103 and is a remarkable tourist attraction for the dynamism of Iquitos.

The complex occupies a space of 369 hectares of Amazonian forest, and embraces the Laguna Quistococha.1 It contains an artificial beach of white sand called Tunchi Playa.1 It is also surrounded by a vegetation composed mainly of aguaje palm trees, of «great homogeneity and dominant size ».

The place is also used for important research, conservation and reforestation works. It houses a museum, a zoo and a natural nursery. The museum includes a collection of taxidermy of the Amazonian fauna; The zoo hosts several animals such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Lastly, reforestation and botanical gardening are carried out on the site.

National Reserve Alpahuayo Mishana

The Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve is a protected area of ​​Peru located in the department of Loreto, province of Maynas. It is the youngest reserve created by the National System of Natural Protected Areas of Peru (SINANPE).

It is located in the northeastern jungle area of ​​Peru, in the Department of Loreto, specifically 25 km south west of Iquitos.

It has very high indexes of biodiversity, concentrated in a relatively small area and is that in its almost 60 hectares it houses 522 species of butterflies, 1,729 species of plants, 83 amphibian species, 475 species of birds, 120 species of reptiles and 145 of mammals.

The Iquitos City

Its axis of social life is the Plaza de Armas, and around it famous houses of the rubber bonanza, the plaza is very close to the Tarapacá Malecón, its commercial center in the Próspero neighborhood, and the traditional neighborhood of Belén with its Floating houses on the river, at night you will have various fun options. Municipal Museum: Located on Távara street, block 2, small and modest museum with aboriginal crafts, ethnographic and regional fauna. For all those who want to escape for a moment from the jungles of concrete and infernal noises and pollution of the big cities, and want to get in close contact and harmony with paradisiacal places

Amazon River

The Amazon River, the immense and ancient one, is the largest river in the world, and resembles an immense sea of ​​fresh water in perpetual motion. Its channel varies between 4 thousand and 6 thousand (up to 8 thousand) m. and its mouth in the Atlantic forms an estuary of 400 km. Penetrating its waters up to 150 km. in the sea. In times of increasing its volume can reach 300 thousand m3 per second, while in low season to reach between 80 and 90 thousand m3 per second. The Amazon has very crooked curves that go along forming great radius angles and that constantly evolve. There are contradictions about its length, which is estimated at approximately 6,762 km. Until its mouth in the Atlantic.