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Coroico is situated in the Yungas region.

The Yungas is a region in Bolivia situated in the north east of the La Paz town. It is situated in the oriental part of the Andes cordilleras until the amazon forest. The altitude is between 600 and 2.500 meters above the sea.

The ecosystem of the Yungas is characterized by humidity, precipitations, but also by falls, waterfalls, rivers and exuberant vegetation.

The temperature is temperate to hot, depends on the season. It is one of the most famous touristic attraction of the La Paz department.

 


In the Yungas there live different animals such as tapirs, monkeys, coatis… Landscapes are shaped by different cultures such as coca, coffee, sugar cane, bananas, papayas etc. This plantations are one of the main activities of the region, together with tourism.

Nowadays, the population is composed of aymaras, afro-bolivians, metises and foreigners.

The Afro-bolivian community is mainly located in the village of Tocana where you can appreciate the dances and what characterized this population.

The village offers a great variety of services. You can enjoy from a lot of point of view the great mountains.

Really near   by car or one hour walking, it is possible to see where the Negro and Coriguayo rivers meet.


“Yungas” was a name given to mixes populations with melanoafricans origins. These populations are descendants of African slaves. They first worked in the mines in Peru during the Spanish colonialist period and then they established in the hot and humid valleys of the Andines region.

Nowadays, the population is composed of aymaras, afro-bolivians, metises and foreigners.

The Afro-bolivian community is mainly located in the village of Tocana where you can appreciate the dances and what characterized this population.

The village offers a great variety of services. You can enjoy from a lot of point of view the great mountains.

Really near   by car or one hour walking, it is possible to see where the Negro and Coriguayo rivers meet.

 


Remember that we are in one of the most important eco region of the country with a great quantity and diversity of animals and vegetal. Come visit us!

 

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