Pomacochas Lagoon: History and main features

Pomacochas Lagoon with its 12 km2, a depth of 100 meters and located on the side of the road Fernando Belaunde Terry, is a important attraction of the Amazon region.


Pomacochas, which in Quechua means "Lake of the Pumas", is a thriving city of farmers, with an immense lake that bears the same name as the legend of its creation, a divine punishment he rained for days and the vast lagoon which initially had 12 km2 was formed, then the city known today as "Florida Pomacochas" was built.

The District of Florida is one of the twelve districts of the Province of Bongará, located in the Department of Amazonas, in northern Peru. Its northern border Yabrasbamba district, east district Jumbilla and Corosha district, south of the district and the district Cuispes Shipasbamba and west by the province of Utcubamba. It was created on November 3, 1933 by Act No. 7877 and has a population considered greater to 5,000 inhabitants. Its capital is Pomacochas.

Pomacochas is a populated center located on the highway F. Belaunde Terry, three hours by car from the city of Chachapoyas and five hours from the city of Rioja, its location can be part of several tourist offers, circuits that take you to Alto Mayo (Rioja and Moyobamba) or circuits that perform inside of Amazonas (Chachapoyas, Kuelap Leymebamba, etc.)

Pomacochas Lagoon has great biodiversity in flora, observing the reeds, the carricillo, foxtail, huge eucalyptus, among others, its wildlife has birds like herons, buergueras and divers, diverse variety of hummingbirds, foxes and pumas, among other wild species undoubtedly is a great opportunity for lovers of birdwatching, or birding in its natural habitat.

In Pomacochas you can enjoy adventure sports like boating and fishing, take a refreshing swim and taste the delicious dishes based on fish from the lagoon.


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