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Laguna Azul, Tarapoto

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A popular spot among locals, Laguna Azul is known for good swimming, boating, and fishing. Getting to there can be a bit tricky as a tourist, as you need both a car and a ferry to cross the Rio Huallaga, but organized tours will take you for the day. Overnight excursions are also available, where you can opt to camp or stay in comfortable bungalows. Nearby, you’ll also find waterfalls and thermal springs to explore. Locals refer to this spot as Laguna de Sauce as well, so try both names when researching tour company options. For Laguna Azul and beyond, use our Tarapoto trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Tarapoto vacation.
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  • Access is pretty bad and far from Tarapoto. Land full of holes! The Lake is interesting because it is huge but there's nothing blue. Nice boat ride even handicraft market Street.
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  • Full highly recommended day tour to visit family, there are adventure sports in the Lake and the village, crafts, etc. I recommend go with black mud in Paucaryacu bath and not take pictures with animals illegally captured by some residents, they can can transmit diseases and it is punishable to do so.
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  • It is the 2nd time that I go after 7 years and I've been surprised by how has improved, we note that much care the place, extremely clean, the sensational scenery, there are many options to not bore you horse riding, moto acuatica, swim in the lagoon, canopy and many things more, the food if you don't expect a delicacy but it is passable, but the landscape is wonderful calmly looks you were outside peru.
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Hostels near the main square serve as the most affordable option in Tarapoto, offering simple rooms a short walk away from most in-town attractions and activities. You don't have to go far out of Tarapoto to sleep in a real Peruvian jungle, though--numerous eco-lodges sit on or near the banks of the Shilcayo River just a short drive from the city center.
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