Río Surutú is a popular excursion for locals, and there’s a pleasant sandy beach ideal for picnics, swimming and camping during the dry season. From Buena Vista it’s an easy 3km walk to the river bend's nearest town. The opposite bank is the boundary of Parque Nacional Amboró.
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Buena Vista’s Jesuit mission was founded in 1694 as the fifth mission in the Viceroyalty of Peru, but its current form dates from 1767. When the Jesuits…