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Belen, Iquitos
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Visit the wild and eclectic Belen. The vast marketplace is part of the Belen district, also known as the "Venice of Latin America" for its often flooded streets and homes built on stilts. After touring the Itaya River's watery environs by boat, disembark on dry land to take in the gritty culture of the impoverished Belen neighborhood and immerse yourself in the smells and sounds of the lively marketplace. You can find almost everything in the numerous rows of stands expanding over several streets, especially fruits, vegetables and animal products. Purchase locally grown produce, exotic fruit, fresh fish, or colorful spices. Strolling the crowded market you might see controversial animal products, local delicacies, "magic" potions, vibrant clothing, and many other memorable things unavailable anywhere else. Before you head to Iquitos, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Iquitos trip generator, to make sure you see all that Iquitos has to offer, including Belen.
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  • The market of Belen is one of the biggest attractions for me. I've never before seen such a market. It is about one offered in the area of food. Fresh fish, fruit, vegetables, roasted directly from the grill, juices and much more. I discovered so much what I never even seen before. Should be only eight on his valuables.
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  • Take a bike to Bethlehem by S/.3 meters, already in the port offer S/.10 walk for 30 minutes, you can observe the houseboats, floating restaurant, and the inhabitants of the banks of the river. Go in rainy season between February and March. You can then go to the pasaje paquito to buy crafts and drinks.
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  • What I remember the most from my visit to Iquitos, is my visit to the Belen's market. It was my first time (an dprobably last!!) trying the suri (the big larvae), I've seen so many different fish, it ...  more »