One of the most visited tourist places in Tarapoto (the article on this tropical paradise is available HERE) is the Blue Lagoon, which gained its name thanks to the fact that when the sun is shining the waters of the lagoon turn blue. The trip to the destination is an amazing experience, seeing the nature around and crossing the Huallaga river, which forms a part of the Amazon basin, on a simple wooden ferry.
The colectivo van from the Tren Bala Express station in Tarapoto will cost you 20 soles one way. If you go in a private car, make a stop at the Punta del Gallinazo viewpoint which offers some incredible views over the river.
This place is one of the best hotel complexes I have ever been to! I am serious. There only are about 12 bungalows and the guests are required to be thoughtful of others and not to disturb their peace – especially at night (NO loud music playing, thank you so much) so you literally bathe in tranquillity, a feeling of privacy and intimacy.
When you get tired of trekking and swimming and kayaking (I went along the lake in about two hours) you can just sit on the patio of your bungalow, observing hummingbirds (they really come as close as a few metres distance) sucking the flowers of a massive patch which the hotel maintains especially for them (there are drinking fountains for them too) or the starry night sky above. There are two dogs and two parrots at the property so the place is animal-friendly too.
The whole place has an atmosphere of a real paradise, surrounded by trees and plants and flowers. An absolute top choice from all the option around the lagoon.
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Me encanta la foto con los perros, siempre feliz de ver un lugar que admite mascotas, no es tan común en el Perú, la gente suele maltratar a sus mascotas. Estos se ven muy felices.
What a beautiful place, really. I am now in Mexico and I have heard i tis possible to go to Peru from here now, I will seriously consider this destination.
Un día por allá por favor…