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Eco-friendly travel guide to Iquitos advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Iquitos, Peru.


  • Air quality: 3.7 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 3.1 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 3.3 / 5
  • Public transportation: 3.4 / 5
  • Parks: 3.9 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.5 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4.0 / 5
  • Safety: 3.3 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$12 - $180
  • Budget per day: US$27 - $213

Responsible Travel

Iquitos is one of the major cities located in Peru. Traveling responsibly while in this city will go a long way in ensuring its prosperity and sustainability. Some of the ways in which we can travel responsibly while in Iquitos include:

o Using water responsibly

o Disposing of waste appropriately

o Using public transport more often

o Seeking residence in environmentally-friendly accommodations

o Promoting the local economy

o Contributing to initiatives that aim to improve the standard of living in Iquitos


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality in Iquitos is good judging from the figure of 38, achieved by the US AQI levels. The main pollutant here in the city is PM2.5. Solid and liquid waste also pose a threat of pollution in the city.


Respect the Culture

The culture of Iquitos is believed to be unique, complex, and diverse in nature. The indigenous communities that live here usually perfume cultural dances and plays to visitors and even sell souvenirs as a way of earning a living. This in turn promotes the wealth of the local cultures and traditions. People will also get to learn of the local cuisines found in the city. The culture of Iquitos is heavily influenced by Amazonian mythology. Such is that of the folklore concerning imaginary being which were believed to have super powers that they use in important aspects of human life such as agriculture. Many of the traditional songs, dances, and plays are usually performed in the city streets here.


Top 10 Places to Visit

• Pedrito de Barrio Florido farm. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. Big fish farms can be found here where breeding of paiches stands out. Several aquatic plants are also grown here. Some of the fish species that can be found here include boquichicos, tarpon, and Piranhas. You will also be able to see the crocodile and boas farms covering close to 3 hectares. There is an eatery here where you will be able to typical dishes such as paiche and piranha meat among others.

• The Quistococha lagoon. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. It covers a total area of 56 square kilometers wit its depth being approximately 8 meters. Water found here is usually dark. The Tunchi beach, which is an artificial beach, is also found at this lagoon..

• La Casa de Fierro. It is also known as the Iron House and is situated in Iquitos, Peru. It was constructed during the rubber boom towards the end of the 19th century. Initially, it was bought by Antonio Vaca Diez, an explorer and entrepreneur from Bolivia. The walls, ceiling, and balcony of this building are plastered in rectangular iron sheets.

• Fundo Pedrito. This alligator farm is located in Barrio Florido village in Iquitos, Peru. It is a distance of forty-five minutes by boat from the Bellavista Nanay port in the city. Here, you will be able to see paiches, Victoria amazonica, and 10 unique alligators. You will be able to see the feeding of the paiches and alligators here. It is usually open all through the week from 8 am to 5 pm.

• The St. John the Baptist Cathedral. This parish is situated where the Putumayo and Arica Streets meet in Iquitos, Peru. It is the main catholic church in the city and it possesses a very crucial historical value in the city’s history. In 1996, it was declared a Cultural Heritage of Peru.

• Amazon Green Treasure. This center is located in Iquitos, Peru. Here, you will be able to enjoy dolphin and bird watching, piranha fishing, and visiting animal shelters. The management here usually arranges for these tours. Several recreational activities are also arranged.

• La Isla de los Monos. It is also known as Monkey Island or Timicurillo island and is located in Iquitos, Peru. The main animals found here are several monkey species. Other animals found here are toucans, sloth, macaws, and coatis. These animals usually roam freely in the jungle and are usually friendly to visitors. It is situated about forty-five minutes away by boat from the Bellavista Nanay port. You can several boat associations where you can negotiate the prices with them and they will happily take you to the island.

• Lake Zungarococha. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. It is situated close to the Nanay River in the country. The name suggests that it was derived from Quechua sunkaru, a South American cat fish. It is located towards the southwest area of the city.

• Old Hotel Palace. It is situated in Iquitos, Peru. It is located on the Malecón Tarapacá, Historic Centre of Iquitos. It was constructed between 1908 to 1912. Samuel Young Mass, an engineer, together with José Altamira y Motta, an architect from Spain, are the two great minds behind the construction of this hotel. It was a posh hotel during the Amazon rubber boom era. It has now been converted into an office for the Fifth Military Region of Peru.

• The Itaya River. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. It is a tributary of the Amazon River through the Nanay River. A Riverwalk and breakwater, known as Malecón Tarapacá, overlooks the Itaya. It is the namesake of the fan palm genus, Itaya. This plant was first discovered along this riverbank. Devastating floods that occurred from three rivers, the Amazon, Nanay, and Itaya Rivers in 2012, destroyed homes and property of up to 80, 000 people. In 2015, excess rainfall caused the Itaya River to overflow and destroy the Iquitos–Nauta highway at four points.


Explore

Iquitos is one of the major cities of Peru. Here, you will find many attraction sites which would enable you to make memories of your visit of the city. These attraction sites include the Quistococha lagoon. The museums found here explain the culture and history of the city and its people. You will also be able to enjoy tasty cuisines from the various restaurants found here.


City Parks

• Plaza 28 De Julio. This public park is located in Iquitos, Peru. It has beautiful surroundings where you can relax and even take nature walks. A river flows through this park where people get to enjoy sightseeing tours on boats. Several snack carts are close by where you can buy refreshments. Live concerts are usually held at this park at specific days. This park is usually open to the public for 24 hours. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +51 939 882 674.


National Parks

• Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve. It is situated in Iquitos, Peru. It occupies a total area of 20,800 square kilometers. It is characterized by low hills and a rainforest which is usually flooded in certain seasons. Here, you will be able to see a variety of animal species such as the red-faced spider monkey, the Amazon river dolphin, the Amazonian manatee, the Bolivian squirrel, and the South American tapir. Bird species that are also found here include the king vulture, the blue-and-yellow macaw, the Spix's guan, the crimson-crested woodpecker, the black-bellied whistling duck, and the harpy eagle. The temperatures experienced here throughout the year usually ranges between 20 to 33°C, while the annual rainfall amount received here usually ranges between 2000 and 3000 millimeters. The best months to visit this national park is from May to January.


Beaches

• Playa Tipishca. This beach is located in Iquitos, Peru. Here, you can relax and enjoy the sandy beaches. It is also lined with several food shops where you can buy snacks and even refreshments.


Landmarks

• The St. John the Baptist Cathedral. This parish is situated where the Putumayo and Arica Streets meet in Iquitos, Peru. It is the main catholic church in the city and it possesses a very crucial historical value in the city’s history. In 1996, it was declared a Cultural Heritage of Peru.


Museums

• The Ayapua Historical Ship Museum. It is situated on the banks of the Itaya River in Iquitos, Peru. Here, you will find a reception room having various exhibitions and 10 Victorian-style rooms, each containing an antique. You will also be able to learn about the history of the Peruvian Amazon. It was constructed in Hamburg, Germany by R. Holtsen in 1906. The ship measures 33 meters in length and 5 meters in width. This ship was operational during the rubber boom era. It was later converted into a museum and is situated on the shores of Plaza Ramón Castilla y Marquesado in Iquitos.

• Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures. This museum is located in Iquitos, Peru. Here, you will be able to learn about the history of the Amazonian community and how they interacted with animals and the surrounding environment including forests, rivers, and lakes. You will be able to learn about the culture of over 40 Amazonian communities. You will also be able to see exhibits such as musical instruments, clothes, cultural tools and equipment. These exhibits display traditions, daily life, religion, and specific ceremonies.


Eat

Delicacies found here in Iquitos are usually delicious and tend to comprise of both local and international cuisines. Some of the amazing international cuisines found here include Brazilian and Colombian delicacies. Some of these delicacies include 'chiflas', 'tacacho', and 'juane'. Iquitos is also famous for its pineapples.


Traditional Local Restaurants

• Ikiitu. This restaurant is located in Iquitos, Peru. The staff here is charming and helpful towards clients. You will be able to enjoy tasty food which is expertly presented. Some of the amazing delicacies found here include Cevicie de Pescado, Patarashca, Tacano Con Cecina, Lomo Saltado, Pollo Parrillero, and Con Ensalada de Chonta Y Pata cones.

• Blanquita. This restaurant is located in Iquitos, Peru. The staff here is friendly towards clients. It is usually frequented with locals. The service offered here is fast and reliable. Some of the amazing delicacies usually found here include Pescado Ahumado, Tacacho Con Cecina, Empanada de Yuca, Cecina Con Tacacho, and Paiche Frito. The prices offered here are usually reasonable. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm while it is closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +51 65 266015.


Vegetarian and Vegan

• Bananas Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. The host here is usually amazing and friendly towards clients. Be advised that only the menu del dia is available here thus, meaning that they only serve the food that is available on that day. Some of the amazing delicacies that you can find here include mashed avocado and potato pumpkin. Drinks are also offered here such as fresh lime.


Street Food

• Anticuchos. This snack is usually made of roasted cubes of meat on sticks. The most loved part is the corazón de res which is the beef heart. It usually has that chewy texture. It can also be prepared using chicken breast. It is then served with chimichurri, which is a garlic sauce made using garlic, parsley, and olive oil.

• Suri. It is also another famous snack sold on the streets of Iquitos. It is usually a larva of the palm weevil. It is usually prepared by roasting these larvae while stuck on sticks. Many have termed it to taste like liver.


Drink

Iquitos is usually famous for the many tropical fruits being grown there with the most famous one being pineapples. These fruits in turn make the best juices such as Cocona. Other local drinks that you can also try include Aguaje and ungurahui. You can also try some of the most favorite alcoholic drinks sold here in Iquitos which include:

o Para which is usually made with honey.

o Aguajina which is usually made with aguaje pulp.

o Masato which is usually made from yuca.


Tap-water

The CDC of the United States of America advises tourists to drink bottled water while in Iquitos rather than directly from the tap. As we cannot ascertain the portability levels of tap water without only by looking at it, it is best that we consume bottled water more often since the companies processing this bottled water have boosted their portability levels. We can only drink tap water while here in Iquitos after mixing it with water purification tablets or after boiling it.


Organic Cafés

• Karma Cafe. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. Some of the amazing snacks that you are going to enjoy here include egg sandwich, pita bread, nachos, and satay de pollo. It is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 2 am while it is closed on Mondays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number,+51 948 661 822.


Breweries

There are many breweries located here in Iquitos. They include:

o La Birrita

o Cerveza de Quinua

o Cervezas Artesanales

o Tequeños Mixtos

o Salchichas.


Activities

Iquitos is one of the major cities of Peru. Here, you will find many attraction sites which would enable you to make memories of your visit of the city. These attraction sites include the Quistococha lagoon. The museums found here explain the culture and history of the city and its people. You will also be able to enjoy tasty cuisines from the various restaurants found here.


Yoga and Retreats

• Jangala Retreat Center. It is located on the banks of the Amazon River in Iquitos, Peru. Here, you will find five bungalows and a yoga platform. You will be able to participate in yoga classes, reflexology, massage therapies, spa treatments, and other activities aimed at relaxing the mind and spirit.


Accommodation

• Iguana Lodge Perú. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a terrace, a shared lounge area, a restaurant, and bar on-site. The rooms here are fitted with a personal bathroom complete with a shower and free toiletries. Here, you will also get to choose between a continental or a buffet breakfast that is offered here every morning. Activities that you can engage in here include fishing, canoeing, and hiking. Free airport shuttle services are also offered here. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Santa Teresa which is less than a kilometer away, Santo Tomas which is located 19 kilometers away, and the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 40 kilometers from this property.

• Ecoadventure Amazon Lodge. It is situated in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden and an on-site bar. The management here can also arrange for you to be given towels and bed linen at an extra charge. An American breakfast is usually offered here every morning. Activities that you can engage in while here include fishing, hiking, and canoeing. Airport shuttle services are also offered here, popular points of interest located close to this property include Santa Teresa which is located 6 kilometers away, Santo Tomas is 14 km away, and Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 31 kilometers from this property.

• Johmer Expedition Tours & LODGE. This restaurant is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that you would get to enjoy here include a garden and a restaurant on-site. Here, you will have the opportunity to choose between a continental or a buffet breakfast. Free airport shuttle services are usually offered here. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Santa Teresa which is located 6 kilometers away, Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 9 kilometers away, and Santo Tomas which is located 14 kilometers from this property.

• Ayatur Lodge Iquitos. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden, a terrace, and water sports facilities. Guests will get to enjoy the continental breakfast that is usually offered here. Free airport shuttle services are also offered here. The nearest airport located close to this property is the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International.


Green Hotels

• Muyuna Lodge. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. It is situated close to the Tanmshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve. The 10 lagoons surrounding this hotel brings out the natural beauty of the landscape around this hotel. The management here has installed solar panels that harness clean energy from the sun and use it to power bulbs, several appliances, and even to recharge batteries. Some of the amazing activities that you can engage in here include kayaking, boat riding, and walking tours where you will be able to see several bird species, monkeys, sloths, dolphins, piranhas, and even medicinal plants among others. The bungalows here have thatched roofs and are fitted with window screens to keep out mosquitoes and other rodents. These rooms also have a private bathroom. You can get in touch with the management here using these numbers +51 065 242858 or +51 065 965721164. The receptionists speak both English and Spanish fluently.

• Victoria Regia Hotel. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an indoor swimming pool, and a restaurant on-site. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a lounge area, and a personal bathroom. Services offered here include housekeeping services and airport transfer services. Guests will get to enjoy the full buffet breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this hotel include the Iquitos historical district and the Francisco Secada Vignetta Airport which is located 8 kilometers from this property.

• Nativo Hotel. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden, a sun terrace, free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, and a bar on-site. The rooms here are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom. Guests will get to enjoy a continental breakfast that is offered here every morning. The management here has installed efficient waste management systems that are able to handle all the waste that is produced at this hotel. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Santa Teresa which is located 6 kilometers away, Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 7 kilometers away, and Santo Tomas which is located 14 kilometers from this property.

• Amazon Oasis Floating Lodge. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. It is comprised of four floating bungalows. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a terrace and a restaurant on-site. The rooms here are fitted with a patio, a lounge area, and a fully equipped personal bathroom. Guests here will get to enjoy either a continental or an American breakfast. Some of the amazing activities that one can participate in while here include canoeing and fishing. State of the art water recycling facilities have been set up here to prevent incidences of water pollution from this hotel. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Santa Teresa which is located 3.8 kilometers away, Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 14 kilometers away, and Santo Tomas which is located 20 kilometers from this property.


Hostels and Guest Houses

• Casa Linda II. It is located in Iquitos CBD in Peru. Free Wi-Fi is available here. The rooms are fitted with a double bed, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, and a private bathroom. You will get to enjoy 24-hour reception services. Popular points of interest located close to this guesthouse are the Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 8 kilometers away and Santa Teresa which is located 25 kilometers from this property.

• Amazon Dream Hostel. This guesthouse is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen area, and a restaurant on-site. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning and a shared lounge area. Guests will also get to enjoy the à la carte breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this guest house include Santa Teresa which is located 5 kilometers away, Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 8 kilometers away, and Santo Tomas which is located 14 kilometers from this property.

• Hospedaje Neydita. This hostel is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, and free ample parking. The rooms here are fitted with cable TV, a dining area, a kitchen area, and a personal bathroom. Laundry services and airport shuttle services are usually offered here. Coffee is usually offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 7 kilometers away, Santo Tomas which is located 12 kilometers away, and Santa Teresa which is located 26 kilometers from this property.

• Hostal Ventura Isabel. This guesthouse is located in Iquitos, Peru. Free Wi-Fi and ample parking are available at this property. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, cable TV, and a personal bathroom. It is located close to the Itaya River and the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport.

• Sarisa House. This guest house is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, a gym, a terrace, and a bar on-site. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a lounge area, a work desk, a dining area, a kitchen area, an electric kettle, and a personal bathroom. Guests will have the opportunity to choose either a continental or buffet breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this guest house include Santa Teresa which is located 5 kilometers away, Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 10 kilometers away, and Santo Tomas which is located 15 kilometers from this property.


Apartments

• Nativa Apartments. They are located in Iquitos, Peru. Free Wi-Fi is available here. The units are fitted with cable TV, tiled floors, heaters, a fridge, a microwave, air conditioning, and tea-and-coffee making facilities. Room service and airport transfer services are usually offered every day. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Iquitos Main Square, Iglesia Matriz Church, and the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport.

• Mini Departamento Iquitos 1245-01. These apartments are located in Iquitos, Peru. Free Wi-Fi is usually available here. The rooms here come fitted with air conditioning, a cable flat-screen TV, a dining area, and a kitchen area fitted with a refrigerator and a microwave. Towels and bed linens can also be provided at an extra charge. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 6 kilometers away, Santa Teresa which is located 8 kilometers away, and Santo Tomas which is located 13 kilometers from this property.

• Tkamses. This apartment building is located in Iquitos, Peru. Free Wi-Fi and 24-reception services are offered here. The units are equipped with a lounge area, air conditioning, an extra bedroom, and a personal bathroom. Towels and bed linens can also be provided at an extra charge. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Santa Teresa is located 6 kilometers away, the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 7 kilometers away, and Santo Tomas which is located 14 kilometers from this property.


Couchsurfing

As Iquitos is made up of many indigenous tribes, tourism is one of the major sectors of their economy. The locals here do everything to make the stay of the tourist here to be enjoyable and relaxing as much as possible. Couch surfing has been widely embraced by the locals here who are more than willing to host you into their homes. People will get to interact and even learn a few things about each other’s cultures through couch surfing. You are advised to enroll in legit websites that offer couch surfing services here in Iquitos so that you can link up with potential hosts in the city.


Camping

• lupuna jungle tours and expeditions. This campground is located in Iquitos, Peru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden, a terrace, and a bar on-site. Fully equipped personal bathrooms are also available on site. Guests will have the opportunity to choose either a continental or American breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this campground include Santa Teresa which is located less than a kilometer away, Santo Tomas which is located 19 kilometers away, and Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport which is located 36 kilometers from this campsite.


How to Get There

Iquitos is the largest city in the continent that cannot be accessed by road thus leaving air and sea as the only modes of transport hat you can use to access this city.

 By air. Most of the airlines that come to Iquitos usually come from Lima. These airlines include LAN, which usually comes into the city up to five times a day. The Peruvian Airlines usually fly into the city twice per day. The Star Peru and Avianca Airlines also flies into the city from nearby cities. You can expect to pay between 55 USD to 200 USD for flight fares depending on the season.

 By boat. Iquitos is easily accessed by boat from various ports dotted along the Amazon River. The prices offered usually vary where the factors considered are the distance you travel, number of passengers on board at the time of travel, the speed of the boat, and also your bargaining power.


Air

Most of the airlines that come to Iquitos usually come from Lima. These airlines include LAN, which usually comes into the city up to five times a day. The Peruvian Airlines usually fly into the city twice per day.


Bus

Although the city cannot be easily accessed by road, this doesn’t mean that roads are non-existent within the city. Buses are also another option for travelers to move around the city for their daily activities. These buses can get overcrowded at certain occasions. Prices usually vary depending on the hour of travel where the prices tend to be high during peak hours.


Train

There is no official knowledge of any operational trains here in Iquitos.


Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking is a fun and enjoyable experience here in Iquitos. A city filled with lots of culture and mysteries creates the perfect conditions for anyone to learn more about this city during the journey. Since the city cannot be accessed by road from the outside, you will only be able to hitch a ride when moving within the city only.


Others

There is an overwhelming number of ports around town; for local trips, those worth knowing about include Puerto Bellavista-Nanay and Puerto Embarcadero.


Moving Around

Motorcycles are the most preferred option of moving around the city here in Iquitos. These motorcycles, commonly referred to as motocarro, is comprised of a small rickshaw-like passenger cabin in the rear. Taxis are also available but the heat that usually descends on this city during the day forces many to opt for motocarro.


Walk

It is the most eco-friendly way to travel as you will be doing favor to yourself and also to the environment. When walking, you will be omitting the existence of toxic exhaust emissions into the air. You will also be exercising thus improving your health. Several attractions within the city are within walking distance from the CBD.


Bicycle

Cycling is one of the best exercises one can engage in as a daily routine. Majority of the transport means here in the city involve motorcycles and even bicycles. Be prepared to share the road with other motorists while cycling here in Iquitos.


Electronic Vehicles

The concept of electronic vehicles has not really taken route in Iquitos. Big automotive companies are still considering the possibility of establishing an electronic car industry here in the city. With motorcycles being the most popular mode of transport here in Iquitos,


Public Bus

Buses are also another option for travelers to move around the city for their daily activities. These buses can get overcrowded at certain occasions. Prices usually vary depending on the hour of travel where the prices tend to be high during peak hours.


Tram, Train and Subway

There is no official knowledge of any operational railway line in Iquitos.


Sustainable Shopping

The designing industry in Iquitos is starting to gain regional recognition with designers starting to discover the potential of this venture here in Iquitos, the main interest in this venture is to introduce environment friendly clothing materials that will have minimal or no effect to the environment upon completion of its lifecycle as it can be recycled and used to make new ones.


Food Markets

• Central Market Iquitos. It is located in Iquitos’ CBD in Peru. Here, you will be able to buy fresh farm produce such as fruits and vegetables. You will also find various plants that are for sell here. This market is lined with eateries where several local dishes are offered. It is usually open all through the week from 5:30 am to 4 pm.


Flea Markets

• Nanay Market. It is located along La Marina 2464 Avenue in Iquitos, Peru. Here, you will be able to purchase several commodities including farm produce such as fish, fruits, and vegetables.


Second Hand Stores

There are several second-hand stores here in Iquitos where you can purchase a variety of products including clothes, furniture, home appliances, and even electronics. Some of these stores include:

o Multiservicios Kendra y Yamile. You can get in touch with the host here using this number, +51 65 254702.

o Casa Solidaria. This pawn shop is situated in Iquitos, Peru. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 8 am to 1 pm and from 3:30 pm to 8 pm. It is usually closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +51 965 899 319.


Eco-Fashion

The environment is the most vital component of any ecosystem thus, everyone should be doing everything they can to preserve its natural composition and beauty. The designing industry directly affects the environment where the clothing materials negatively affects the environment when they are discarded upon completion of its lifecycle. The experienced designers are organizing fashion galas where they get to educate other designers in the city on the importance of embracing this environmentally-friendly fabrics. The fabrics being introduced by these designers can be recycled and used to make new clothes.


Recycling

Plans are underway to set up more modernized recycling companies in the city to ease the burden the waste menace has on the city. Many had reverted to traditional means of recycling where they would sort out recyclable wastes physically then wash them.


Waste

Solid waste, especially inorganic waste, has been a huge problem in Iquitos for many years now. From plastics to metals, the amount of waste being generated in the city supersedes the measures put in place to handle the waste that is being produced.


Work and Study Abroad

Iquitos city attracts both domestic and foreign tourists who come to the city to see the diverse cultures, traditions, and even to learn more about the native tribes that live here in the city. This has influenced the type of businesses that expatriates and entrepreneurs heavily invest in the city. As tourism is one of the major income generators in the city, investors have been channeling their resources in promoting businesses concerned with tourism such as constructing accommodation facilities such as hotels, lodges and apartments where people can reside in.


Exchange Student

• The Scientific University of Peru (UCP). This private university is located in Iquitos, Peru. It is among the four universities found here in Iquitos. It was established in 1990 under a law that was enacted by the Congress of the Peru. Some of the courses offered here include

o Stomatology

o Medical technology

o Obstetrics

o Architecture and Urbanism

o Computer and Systems Engineering

o Environmental engineering

o Civil Engineering

o Psychology

o Business Administration

o Accounting and Finance


Au Pair

Nanny jobs are usually readily available here in Iquitos with both locals and foreigners applying for it. The suburbs of Iquitos are home to many of the high-class residents of this city and thus many job seekers usually come here almost daily in search of part-time or full-time employment as a nanny. As a foreigner here, you stand almost the same chance as the locals in landing a job as a nanny. You can even go the extra mile to acquire skills such as swimming and first aid so as to increase your chances of being employed


Volunteering

• Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm & Amazon Animal Orphanage. It is located in Iquitos, Peru. At the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, you will be able to learn about the entire lifecycle of a butterfly. It is located close to Padre Cocha Village. At the Amazon Animal Orphanage, you will find several endangered animals that were rescued. They include monkeys, jaguars, anteaters, and tapirs. Boats are usually available for transport to this center during the rainy season but you can easily walk to the village during the dry season. Volunteers usually come here to interact with animals in many ways and even feed them. Their contributions here are usually highly valued as they go a long way in funding the operations of this center. It is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9 am to 4 pm while it is closed on Mondays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +51 65 965-932999.


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