Leticia is a very special place in Colombia, it is the palace of nature, a lung for all the country, its ecological beauty makes it unique. If you are an adventure lover , here you will find the best of them, you can observe their fauna and flora, rivers, waterfalls you can even see a number of ecosystems and animals that can only be seen in that place. This magnificent place, can only be reached by air. The different airlines provide two daily flights so the tourism has increased in the last years.
VISITING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
Leticia, apart from being a natural variety, also has 12 indigenous communities of the already settled ethnic groups of Bora, Huitoto and Tikuna. Here you can live an experience and cultural learning from the ethnic groups. To reach the different communities, you must take walks between the different lakes and go through the jungle. It is recommended the walk by Lake Yahuarcaca.
VIEWPOINT OF THE CHURCH
In this incredible place we can find different magnificent landscapes, but in front of Santander Park, we find the church of the area, which inside has an incredible viewpoint that shows a panoramic view of the great place when you can take great pictures.
This is a magical place that no visitor can’t miss. There is a presentation of the parakeets every day at five o’clock in the afternoon, only seen in Santander Park.
To know a little more about this site and learn about the culture, there is the Ethnological Museum that has a supremely important collection of representative pieces of indigenous ethnic groups such as Ticuna, Huitoto and Yucana, who will give the explanation of each of the pieces, acording to the indigenous interpreters.
GASTRONOMY (HITLER’S FISH)
The Gastonia of Leticia is very varied, but within its dishes, is Hitler’s Fish, it is named because Hitler is the best cheff of charcoal fish. This Chef offers you a variety of Amazonian fish cohesions at a lower cost.
Leticia is already an extreme city because of its great vegetation and jungle, therefore there are activities that can be performed such as kayaking in different lakes, climbing trees, ecological walks, among others.
Within the area, only one zoo is located, which is on the main route Tabatinga (Brazil). Within this site you will find all the animal and plant variety of the whole Amazonian area.
These lakes are 10 minutes from the city of Leticia. In the lakes you can build boat rides that are made in a traditional way and used for fishing in the area.
This museum is located inside the Uirapuru craft shop, inside it you can find a great variety of objects collection from the history of the city of Leticia. It should also be noted that it was the first artisan store that existed.
AMAZONAS TRAPEZE NATURIST STORE
It is the only store in Leticia that sells 100% medicinal products from plants in the area.