We come to the bittersweet end of our journey through Peru’s northernmost coastal department in today’s Places of Peru Series.
It is the only natural area of Peru where you can experience the unique Pacific tropical forest ecoregion.
It shares some similar traits and species to the Amazon rainforest because of crossover through the lowest part of the Andes mountains (by average altitude), parallel to this part of Northern Peru’s coast. Yet, it has many of its own unique aesthetics and conditions with the influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean including climatic and soil variations.
So if you want to experience all of Peru’s diverse ecoregions, you can’t skip over this intimate encounter with nature in Cerros de Amotape National Park.
Join us next week as we begin to follow one of the Amazon’s most important tributaries all the way to the mighty river itself…