Destination guide: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Puerto Maldonado is the gateway to a large number of natural attractions in Peru. This city is one of the few in the jungle that are accessible, which makes it an important commercial center in the area.
Those who visit Puerto Maldonado will find everything they need for an incredible vacation amid the majestic forests and rivers of the Peruvian jungle.
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Puerto Maldonado - Things to do
Although the strangely cosmic, blue Obelisco was designed as a modern mirador (lookout tower). The view is fantastic: a distant glimmer of jungle and plenty of corrugated-metal roofs can be admired! Photos displayed on the way up document historic moments. The tower is often closed during rainstorms: water from the roof drains down the stairwells.
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm.
Pricing: admission S2.
Address: Fitzcarrald & Madre de Dios.
La Casa Nostra
This convivial joint used to serve as a local hangout for guides; it has now moved to smaller premises and lost its hangout status but remains the top cafe in town. It serves varied breakfasts, tamales, great juices, snacks, desserts and Puerto Maldonado’s best coffee.
Telephone Number:+51 82 57 2647
Opening Hours: 7am-1pm & 5-11pm.
Pricing: snacks S3-8.
Address: Av 2 de Mayo 287a.
Los Gustitos del Cura
For a sweet treat or the best ice cream in town, drop in to this French-owned patisserie with a pleasant courtyard at the rear. Sandwiches, cakes and drinks are dished up, and local objetsd’arte are on sale.
Telephone Number:+51 82 57 3107
Opening Hours: 5pm-10pm.
Pricing: menú from S6.
Address: Velarde 474.