North east of the city of Pucallpa, in the district of Yarinacocha, province of Coronel Portillo.
North east of the city of Pucallpa, in the district of Yarinacocha, province of Coronel Portillo. In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, lies Pucallpa, the capital of Ucayali and of the province of Coronel Portillo. Life in the tropics is full of color, contrast and abundant motorized rickshaws (“mototaxis”), meandering rivers and unusual woods. It has a population of 377,875 inhabitants and its largest source of income comes from trade, the timber industry and tourism. However, fisheries and agriculture, especially the cultivation of cassava, rice and bananas are popular activities among residents. En route to the Yarinacocha Lake, one can experience the ancestral land of the Shipibo and wonder to their original textiles, hand-decorated with geometric motifs. Living Pucallpa means feeling the passion of its people and its food as well as losing sight in the greenness of its hills and forest, mysterious and hidden.