Known as the City of Palm Trees, Tarapoto is located in the department of San Martin
Known as the City of Palm Trees, Tarapoto is located in the department of San Martin, at the foot of the Blue Mountains and the confluence of the rivers Cumbaza and Shilcayo. Its typically tropical climate, the joy of its people and the proximity to Lamas and Sauce, makes it a major tourist destination in the Peruvian jungle. With a population of 187,320 inhabitants, its strategic geographic location makes it an important trading point between San Martin and Loreto. Among its main economic activities are the growth of coffee, cocoa, rice, banana, papaya and beans. Tourism also plays an important role as Tarapoto is a destination that offers tropical forests, waterfalls (such as the falls of Huacamaíllo or Tununtunumba) and little towns where the population is a mixture of native people and mestizo people, such as Lamas. Visited by people coming from all over the world, Tarapoto is the perfect place to rest, eat well, experience adventure and above all discover the wonders of its natural scenery.