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Pantanos de Villa

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Sep 11, 2017
“An escape to nature in the heart of the city.”
Feb 20, 2017
“180 hectare bird sanctuary by the pacific in the south of Lima”
Bird lovers will find this private natural reserve especially appealing. Just 22 miles south of Lima, this park offers great birdwatching in a peaceful enviroment.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Vista Alegre, Lima 15067, Chorillos, Peru, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Pantanos is a beautiful experience that allows you to escape the city and its traffic and discover wildlife and culture that surrounds it. Daybreak with the picnic, small row boat and walking amongst birds and turtles. Needless to add that by visiting pantanos de Villa...More

Thank AlexLeton
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This 180 hectare bird sanctuary by the pacific in the south of Lima is visited by around 150 species throughout the year. It has lagoons and read beds which the visitor can walk around or take a guided tour. Early morning and evening are the...More

Thank John C B
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you are a nature´s lover or would like to spend a full day doing bird watching and walking around a unique place, Pantanos de Villa (Villa´s Swamp) is a good place, with a huge variety f birds, along the coast, you can seat and...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We spent the afternoon at Pantanos de Villa yesterday and it was such a pleasant surprise! Who knew such a natural, quiet world existed in Lima? Visitors can walk or take a rowboat through the wetlands and there is a lovely beach at one end...More

Thank barbaraj0379
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Pantanos de Villa is a wetlands hidden within Lima's city limits. It's a great place for local and out-of-town visitors to observe over 208 different species of birds in one setting. These birds are a mix of migratory birds from both the Northern and Southern...More

5  Thank Camille M
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Bidrwatchers' paradise. Litter free, pretty well-taken care of. Nice and quite boat trip to observe some of the 208 bird species, 11 species of fish and 54 species of arthropods. It's the only protected area close to the capital city. The entrance is cheap: children...More

2  Thank ElaCCh
Reviewed 16 April 2016

A trip to Pantanos de Villa is well worth the short trip. Whether you live in Lima, are visiting the city for a short time or have been traveling around South America for months Pantanos de Villa offers you something truly different. This marshland area...More

2  Thank MisDirection W
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This is a marsh wetlands environment in Lima. Lots of birds and great reflective place to enjoy nature and do some birdwatching. Bathrooms are portalets but available. This is a migration stopover so different birds are seen depending on the location. Friendly and knowledgeable guide...More

Thank travelerdhh
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to visit. It's hard to believe a place like this exists in Lima. A huge wetlands area, with boat trips and scenic walks. Tours are given in Spanish. Lots of birds - great for bird watchers!

Thank Joannanelson
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a lovely urban reserve set on the outskirts of Lima. It costs approximately 20 sols to get there from Miraflores and entry is 8 sols for adults. It was very hot the day I visited and there was little shelter so wear plenty...More

1  Thank elainecrew
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21 August 2017|
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Response from John C B | Reviewed this property |
It is easy to visit by yourself but tours are also available. I suggest a good bird book such as "100 Aves de Lima" or "Birds of Peru" Buses and taxis travel to Los Pantanos (from most parts of Lima) or you could stay at... More
Neil D
24 February 2017|
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Response from John C B | Reviewed this property |
Not usually. They are allowed on the beach but may be disruptive amongst the birds For detailed information try Pro Villa at "prohvilla.munlima.gob.pe"