Dangers & Annoyances

The ongoing conflict in neighboring Colombia has made border towns such as Lago Agrio havens for Colombian guerrillas, anti-rebel paramilitaries and drug smugglers. It is not recommended to cross into Colombia here. In town, bars can be risky and side streets unsafe, so stick to the main drag (especially at night) or take a taxi to restaurants further out. Tourists rarely have problems.


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