Puerto Maldonado mitten im Urwald. Wald und grün, weiter als das Auge reicht.
Places of interest in Puerto Maldonado
During a trip you are usually asked about the sights: Puerto Maldonado has many. They are almost all outside and natural. But even in the city itself there are two places you should not miss. The first place is the Plaza de Armas, the main square. It simply belongs to every city and is appreciated accordingly by the inhabitants. As almost everywhere, it is geometrically designed, you can stay there under mango trees and palm trees and admire the architecture of the Japanese community in the middle of the square. The number two attraction is Puente Billinghurst. This bridge crosses the Rio Madre de Dios and is 723 metres long, thus the longest bridge of Peru and symbol of the city. It is also accessible to pedestrians and offers an enchanting view of the river and the landscape, especially in the morning and evening hours.
Blick auf den Fluss vom Stadtrand
Peru’s longest bridge, the Puente Billinghurst.
While a stroll through Puerto Maldonado can be quite nice, the focus of the activities in Puerto Maldonado is on excursions. Local guides can be hired to explore the rainforest on foot, but a boat trip to Lago Sandoval will certainly be on the agenda.
The lake is three kilometres long, one kilometre wide and about three metres deep, making it a shallow water lake. It can be reached from Puerto Maldonado by boat and then on foot. With the palm trees on the shore, which are reflected in the smooth water, it has its own unique aesthetic. This sight is something for hobby and professional photographers.
Popular excursion destinations
Tours and excursions in Puerto Maldonado
Plaza de Armas
The journey also raises the question of accommodation: you can live in Puerto Maldonado itself, but also in the towns nearby or in lodges on the Rio Madre de Dios. By the way, a tip for those who bring a lot of time and want to see more: Puerto Maldonado is located on the Interozeanica, a road that leads from the Peruvian Pacific coast to the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil. Of course the trip takes a little time, but Bolivia or Brazil can also be reached by bus.
Puerto Maldonado is a small town that can also be explored by moped or motorbike. There are two moped and motorbike rentals in the city centre for around 50 soles a day. The hotel receptions can tell you how to get there.
Hotels and accommodations in Puerto Maldonado
Despite its exceptional location in the middle of the rainforest, there are almost 100 hotels and accommodations in Puerto Maldonado. From a simple and cheap hostel to a well-equipped lodge in the middle of nature.
Rio Madre de Dios ( River Mother of God )
Good pizza here.
The South in Peru
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