Top Tourist Attractions In Puerto Nariño
May 19, 2013
The top tourist attractions in Puerto Nariño are worth a look or two. The second largest Colombian Amazonian settlement after Leticia strongly promotes environmental preservation. For starters, motorized vehicles are not allowed on the streets and grounds of the settlement. As a result, Puerto Nariño is blessed with a diverse flora and fauna and lush vegetation.
Here are some of the top tourist attractions in Puerto Nariño:
The streets of Puerto Nariño. The village itself is a sight to behold. The pathways that lead around Puerto Nariño are lined with flowers and plants, and almost all houses are painted brightly, with well-tended gardens. The peace, tranquillity and the fresh air you breathe in Puerto Nariño is an experience you should never miss when you’re in town. And you learn a thing or two, too, about preserving nature from the locals of Puerto Nariño.
Lago de Tarapoto. If you want to catch a glimpse of the Amazonian pink dolphins, go to Lago de Tarapato, one of the top tourist attractions in Puerto Nariño. You may either watch from the shores of the lake, or you can ride on a peque peque or motorized boat.
If you find Lago de Tarapoto a bit crowded, you can go to Lago San Juan del Soco, a smaller lake with better chances for you to see a pink dolphin and other aquatic animals.
San Martin de Amacayacu. Meet and mingle with the Tikuna tribe and learn more about their customs in San Martin de Amacayacu. The Tikunas will gladly share about their customs and traditions with you. In addition, the settlement also has a viewing tower where you can marvel at the panoramic view of Amazonian jungle.
Fundacion Natutuma. Learn more about the marine life in the waters of the Amazon in the Fundacion Natutuma. The visitor centre is located by the river and has life sized replicas of various fish and reptiles found in the rivers of Amazon. It has various educational programs and videos aimed at teaching locals and visitors alike about the Amazonian ecosystem and how to preserve it for the future generations.