The youngest department of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is the heart of the Amazon, which due to its accessibility, and the economic activity that develops in it, has kept its exuberant vegetation in this great humid forest.
The visitor will be welcomed and will be able to enjoy the cordiality of the Pandina people and interact with the economic and tourist activities that take place in it, such as the extraction of rubber and chestnut and its biodiversity.
You can enter, in a unique adventure in the Amazon, its arid roads or a raid boat or boat through water roads.
The adventure can not be absent, and you will find it making an incursion into the Reserve Manuripi and Bruno Rácua protected areas that house a large number and variety of animal plants that coexist harmoniously with ancestral ethnic groups in these vast territories.
In the Reserve is the well-known Bay Lake, fed by the waters of the Manuripi River, being apt for the practice of adventure tourism for its beauty and its environment. It is 111 kilometers from Cobija or 25 minutes by plane flight and can be reached by road to San Silvestre on the Manuri River and from there by slipway.
You can also enter by a path, from the San Silvestre al Chive road with a walk
2 hours through the jungle Climbing the Manuripi River from San Silvestre, we observe the crystal clear waters that flow into this river, reaching the lake, we begin to see the exuberant flora and fauna of the area, the trails are easily seen on its banks of tigers, before, jochis, alligators, petas, vipers, deer, and many times we see them hiding suddenly in the forest, or birds like the parabas, parrots, herons, ducks, eagles, guans, sereres, etc. that fly when passing by a slipper Below the canoe, you can see surubíes, faces, palometas (piranhas), catfish, blanquillos, paleta, the general, pacú, tambique, el dorado, cub, corvinas, bentón, rays, eels , etc. You can also see the londras and many alligators, the bufeos (freshwater dolphins).
Almost in front of Riberalta, but in Pandino territory, there is the locality of Las Piedras, site where you can still find the remains of some ancient civilization that many researchers believe correspond to the constructions made by the Incas when they left on a voyage of conquest, entering by the Amarumayu (today Madre de Dios) reaching even the moraña pampas. According to some historians, this expedition of the Inca Yupanqui, carried out in the 15th century, did not achieve its objective since the jungle nations, made up of the
experts and fearsome warriors, decimated on the way to the troops formed by thousands of mountain people who dared to navigate the waters of his sacred river called "The Father of the Rivers", reaching the confluence of the Beni and reduced in number . Apparently they wanted to reorganize and recover forces at the site known today as Las Piedras, where they built their buildings and left stone and ceramic utensils, unmistakably Cuzquenos.
THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
In the Municipality of Bolpebra (Bolivia Peru Brazil) which is a tripartite milestone between Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil, which is where the name comes from. It is the indigenous communities of the Yaminahuas, and loa Machineris where it is still used (bow, arrow nets, and animal traps) traditional technology to get daily food, also use the barbasco (toxic resin of the curupau tree).
In the municipality of Puerto Gonzalo Moreno there are the following indigenous groups: Tacanas, Esse-Ejjas, Cavineños, Pacahuaras, who fish in lagoons or pools of floods, with bow, arrow or nylon ropes and hooks of different sizes. Fishing hunting activities are daily and begin before dawn. Harvesting is also important, as it provides them with honey, turtle eggs, and wild fruits.
Our Lady of Pilar Church
The construction of church sample dates back to the thirties of nineteen hundred, having been extended in 1977. Its construction was thanks to the donations of the faithful authorities of the Delegation of the Territory of Colonies of the Northwest of the time. His image is well known in tourist postcards for its serene and soft beauty that makes up a traditional picture, along with palm trees and the blue of the sky.
In the interior of the Church there are murals with religious themes, by the self-taught painter born in Cobija, Eloy Añes Maroñon. The bells and images were given by Don Casto Burgoa, now deceased. Before, appreciation had come under the land destined for the expansion of the Church.
The Miraculous Cross
The church of the miraculous cross owes its name to a strange event that took place at the end of the 40s, when a mysterious and beautiful lady dressed in blue began to appear in the colony of low virtues, in what today is the populous La Cruz for having been the scene of such enigmatic events.
The Chapel of the Miraculous Cross, is full of recognitions and gratitude of the faithful who have received a favor from the Miraculous Cross, every Monday hundreds of devout people come, often from the cities of the interior.