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The jungle city of Iquitos, the capital of Loreto Province, is the most populated city in the world unreachable by road and one of Peru's most fascinating cities. Although commonly viewed by visitors as a mere stopover on the way to Amazonian lodges and reserves, the city itself is worth a visit. Located on the banks of a mile-wide Amazon River, Iquitos features a floating market, various floating restaurants, some interesting architecture and several crafts markets. One of its biggest draws, of course, is its proximity to some of the Peruvian Amazon Basin's highlights, such as Lake Quistococha and a few protected nature reserves, including one of the largest protected areas in Peru, Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria.


Other places nearby Iquitos: Tarapoto, Moyobamba, Yurimaguas, Santa Rosa and Lamas.

16 Apr 2012

Hotels in Iquitos

Amazon Muyuna Lodge

Located 140 kilometers (84 mi) southeast of Iquitos, Muyuna is a comfortable and secluded lodge on the Yanayacu River close to Pacaya-Samira National Reserve. This small lodge, which is made up of a ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
Iquitos, Peru

Amazon Apart Hotel

127641Amazon Apart Hotel rents out 40 comfortable one- and two-bedroom suites and apartments in Iquitos. Both suites and apartments have air conditioning, LCD TV, free WiFi, mini-bar and a daily cleaning ...
Iquitos, Peru

Mad Mick's Bunkhouse

Mad Mick’s is simple, clean and cheap. It has eight beds and is reasonably quiet, despite its central location. The showers are cold and there is no kitchen, but your backpack can be securely ...
Iquitos, Peru

Hostal Jhuliana

Though the rooms at Hostal Jhuliana are nice, you can get a room at a more upscale hotel for the price. However, many travelers find this location to be a comfortable choice, slightly away from the ...
Iquitos, Peru

La Casa Fitzcarraldo

La Casa Fitzcarraldo, birthplace of the Werner Herzog films Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, offers an unrivaled housing and jungle oasis refuge for tourists and locals alike within chaotic Iquitos. Whether ...
Iquitos, Peru

Hospedaje La Pascana

Hospedaje La Pascana is located near the Iquitos malecón (river walk) and is one of the better bargains in town. The rooms are simple and neat. The pleasant, plant-filled courtyard is popular with ...
Iquitos, Peru

Hotel Safari

Hotel Safari is small but clean, and most of its rooms only have interior windows that open into a tiny open-air courtyard. The third floor has great views of the river from the hallway. It is a ...
Iquitos, Peru

Amazon Rainforest Lodge

Forty kilometers (25 mi) out of Iquitos on the Momon River, Amazon Lodge is a well-designed complex that blends into the jungle. Twenty-two clean, self-contained lodges are connected by covered ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
Iquitos, Peru

Dolphin Lodge

Dolphin Lodge is located 240 kilometers (149 mi) from Iquitos on the banks of Río Yarapa. Ecological Jungle Trips, a tour operator out of Iquitos, owns this lodge and offers a three-day ...
Iquitos, Peru

Hotel El Dorado

Hotel El Dorado encapsulates charm in the heart of Iquitos. If you’re looking to get away from the mainstream hotels, this option is a few blocks away from the plaza. Like its sister hotel, the El ...
Iquitos, Peru

Hotel Marañón

Although small, the Hotel Marañón offers a comfortable place for visitors to stay. The hotel is simple, with tiled floors and undecorated walls. However, it offers extras such as a small pool and ...
Iquitos, Peru

Restaurants in Iquitos

The Yellow Rose of Texas

Got the munchies at 3 p.m. or 3 a.m.? The Yellow Rose of Texas has got you covered. Ex-Texan Gerald Mayeaux owns the restaurant, lounge and bar that’s going 24 hours a day. He is the ex-director of ...
Iquitos, Peru

Chez Maggy

The original family-run pizzeria in Cusco, Chez Maggy now has several restaurants around the main plaza. The restaurant offers a delicious selection of fresh, thin-crust pizzas with a large choice of ...
Iquitos, Peru

Restaurant Fitzcarraldo

One of the most popular restaurants on the main Iquitos promenade is Fitzcarraldo Restaurant and Bar, which pays homage to one of the region’s most famous entrepreneurs, Irishman Brian Sweeney ...
Iquitos, Peru

Arandú Bar

On Malecón Maldonado, the riverside walkway in Iquitos, crowds of people gather each night to watch the sun set and to hang out with street performers who often dance with snakes. At Arandú Bar, ...
Restaurant, Bar
Iquitos, Peru

Antica Restaurant

Several large wood ovens dominate the entire back wall of Antica, a restaurant in central Iquitos that specializes in wood-fired pizzas, pasta dishes and steaks. There are two rustic dining ...
Iquitos, Peru

Ice Cream in Iquitos

Amazonian fruits make cool sweets in Iquitos as unique ice cream flavors. Travelers can take a taste them at several businesses around the city’s central park, Plaza de Armas. Giornatta is the most ...
Iquitos, Peru
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