Drinking and nightlife in Amazon Basin

  • Nightlife in Puerto Maldonado

    Discoteca Witite

    Well, we preferred Witite with the gaudy clapboard but the smartened-up version is still the classic place to party, jungle-style – a party that goes on all night. It's on the pedestrianized street near the plaza.

  • Nightlife in Iquitos

    Arandú Bar

    The liveliest of several thumping Malecón bars, full of funky art, great for people-watching and always churning out loud rock-and-roll classics.

  • Nightlife in Iquitos


    Locally popular lively bar with two floors and an extensive range of aphrodisiac cocktails concocted from wondrous Amazon plants.

  • Nightlife in San Ramón & La Merced

    Chanchamayo Highland Coffee Café Misha

    The region's waterfalls are splashed across the walls and the coffee served is first-rate – Chanchamayo coffee is now well known and well regarded – but the service is lackadaisical.

  • Nightlife in Iquitos

    El Pardo

    Our favorite of the batch of party places – this complex is in a sort of stadium, with a vast open-air dance space. It is part of the Centro de Convenciones, or convention center.

  • Nightlife in Pucallpa

    Gold Bar

    A great, lively bar playing pop and rock from the last 30-odd years. It does karaoke and has a dance floor.

  • Nightlife in Oxapampa

    Vatter Otto

    Stays open, reputedly, until the last punter fancies leaving. A classic.