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Pantanos de Villa

Neighbourhood: Chorrillos
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Address: | Vista Alegre, Lima 15067, Chorillos, Peru, Lima, Peru
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Bird lovers will find this private natural reserve especially appealing....

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.

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A contact with nature in Lima

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... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Mario M
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 20 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 best times for bird watching

Thank John C B
Lima, Peru
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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 relax while listening to hundreds of birds, watching them fly or just enjoying a beautiful... More 

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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 of the park. A must for birders visiting Lima!

Thank barbaraj0379
Lima, Peru
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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 hemispheres, species that migrate from the Andes, and local residents. Some of the birds you... More 

1 Thank Camille M
Lima, Peru
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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 S/.4 ( a little more than $1 and adults S/8 ($2.50 aprox).

1 Thank ElaCCh
Lima, Peru
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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 is the only Conservation Area within the Lima city limits and is a key refuge... More 

1 Thank MisDirection W
Lima, Peru
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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 but only in Spanish

Thank travelerdhh
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 15 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!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 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 of sun protection and try and get there early! Saw a good variety of species... More 

1 Thank elainecrew
Orange Park, Florida
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a nice outing for families looking for a little green get away near Lima. The cost is 8 soles for an adult and 4 soles for a child. The area consists of a few trails that wind around lagoons and some viewing platforms. There is another trail near the beach- we did not take this one. If you... More 

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