About Madre de Dios
MADRE DE DIOS “MANU”: INFORMATION USEFUL
The Department of Madre de Dios is located in the Southeast area of the country. By the North limits with Ucayali, by the South and by the West with Puno and by the this with Brazil and Bolivia. Its territory covers areas of high forest and forest.
Its capital is Puerto Maldonado, in the province of Tambopata.
Its climate is tropical warm and damp with a temperature average of 17 ° C to 20 ° C in the months of June and July and a maximum of to 36 ° C in them months of December to March.
Mother of Dios is formed mainly by Plains alluvial of three and up to four levels of terraces. The lowest are subjected to annual floods and are usually swampy.
South of Madre de Dios is dominated by the foothills of the Cordillera de Carabaya. To the West, in the area where are them headwaters of the river Manu, there are hills of little lifting, between which is located the isthmus of Fitzcarrald, that form the dividing of waters between them rivers mother of Dios and Urubamba.
Tourism in mother of God. Lush, Madre de Dios is part of the Peruvian jungle of infinite forests and winding rivers that flow into the ocean, Madre de Dios is a Department where life abounds in every corner. Puerto Maldonado, the capital, from where after an hour and a half walk lies the Lake Sandoval, bordered by aguajales, orchids, kapok, mahogany and palms swampy of up to 30 meters tall. Maldonado is step forced for access to some of them parks national and reserves of the area and has been, in different times, an important center of exploitation of rubber, wood, gold and oil. Currently two of the main economic activities of the Department are eco-tourism and the extraction of chestnuts.