Parque Santander, Leticia

4.2
Must see · Park · Nature / Park
Visit Parque Santander, a public park known for its daily parrot gatherings. The park offers a respite and place for a walk during the day or a picnic in the thick shade of the trees. Rest on a bench and admire the lush green trees, wooden walkways, and ponds dotted with water lilies. A favorite place for the locals to meet, the park boasts a soccer court, a small cafe, and vendors selling drinks and snacks. Locals know to arrive before sunset to watch thousands of colorful parakeets descend from the sky, making a cacophony of noise, to nest in the trees. Put Parque Santander into our Leticia trip builder site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Leticia.
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  • Just as dusk appears the park becomes a maelstrom of brightly coloured parrots. People tend to bring cans of beer and street food is available.  more »
  • As the parrots return from the jungle to roost between 5;30-6 pm, you will not be disappointed by the spectacle and the sound.  more »
  • I went to Leticia Colombia by myself and this was my first stop after getting situated at my hotel. It is really beautiful and simple park but it is all about the birds that come to the park. You...  more »
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  • Beautiful park & a great spectacle watching thousands of birds flying around in unison just before sunset. You can also watch this from the top of the church which provides a much better view but I think you pay to get up there. Definitely worth going just before 6pm (July)
  • It's a little dirty from all the small green parrots. They gather by the thousands in the evening between 5-6 pm. Worth going anyway
  • Beautiful park! You must visit between five and six to see the birds return for the night! It's absolutely crazy how many of them sleep in the park.
  • Amazing place for bird watching. Best time 4:30 to 6:30 PM
  • Come at dusk to see and hear the birds. There's a small crowd, but it's absolutely worth it. I've never seen so many birds in one place before.

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