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Amacayacu National Park (Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu)

Amacayacu National Park

Amacayacu National Park is a nature reserve situated in the Amazonas Department in the Southern Colombia. Amacayacu National Park covers a total area of 2,935 km2 (1,133 sq mi) of tropical rainforest, swamps and numerous rivers.




Location: Amazonas Department    Map

Area: 2,935 km2 (1,133 sq mi)

Established: 1975





Description of Amacayacu National Park


The closest location to Amacayacu National Park reserve is a city of Puerto NariƱo. The name of Amacayacu National Park come from the local Quechua dialect and translated as "river of the Hamocs". Indigenous Ticuna people still live in their traditional lands. The elevation of the park ranges from 0 to 300 meters above sea level. Due to its closed location to a equator it has a fairly stable climate with temperatures range from 26 to 28 degrees Celsius throughout a year. The rainforest is full of diverse wildlife that includes hundreds species of mammals, birds, fish and many other types of wild life. While most of them are fairly harmful beware of thousands of mosquitoes that descend on unsuspected tourists as soon as the sun sets. Don't forget to wear long sleeved shirts and long pants. Mosquito repellent might also work.








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