Puerto Maldonado attractions

Bridge in Puerto Maldonado

Puente Guillermo Billinghurst

This bridge, since 2011 carrying the Carr Interocéanica across the Río Madre de Dios – connects Puerto Maldonado by paved road to the outside world for the first time and thus is probably the most significant struct…
Farm in Puerto Maldonado

Mariposario Tambopata Butterfly Farm

Peru has the greatest number of butterfly species in the world (some 3700) and you can see many of them here at this well-run butterfly conservation project, one of Peru's best, initiated in 1996. There are also dis…
Port in Puerto Maldonado

Río Madre de Dios Ferry Dock

This dock close to the Plaza de Armas is a cheap way of seeing a little of the action on a major Peruvian jungle river (the Río Madre de Dios), which is about 500m wide at this point. River traffic is colorful − mul…
Tower in Puerto Maldonado

Mirador de la Biodiversidad

Although this strangely cosmic blue building, surrounded by statues of locals in various poses of labor outside, was designed as a modern mirador (lookout tower), its 30m height unfortunately does not rise high enou…