Yacuma is a province in the Beni Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Santa Ana del Yacuma. Yacuma Province is divided into two municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons. Beni Biological Station Biosphere Reserve Lake Huaytunas
Guayaramerín is a city within the Bolivian Beni Department. It is the capital of the Guayaramerín Municipality in the Vaca Díez Province. Guayaramerín is located on the west side of the Mamoré River, facing the Brazilian city of Guajará-Mirim, it is a port. Guayaramerín Airport is south of the city, is served by three local airlines: AeroCon Ecojet, TAM and Amaszonas. Facing the city there is the small island of Suárez, or Guajará-Mirim as it is called by the Brazilian government; the island is disputed by both countries, treaties in 1867, 1877 and 1958 have failed to clear the matter. There is a Brazilian vice-consulate in the city. OpenStreetMap - Guayaramerín Google Maps - Guayaramerín
Santa Ana del Yacuma
Santa Ana del Yacuma is a town in the Beni Department in north-eastern Bolivia. Santa Ana is the capital of the Yacuma Province and the Santa Ana del Yacuma Municipality, located at an elevation of 144 m above sea level, where the Yacuma River meets the Mamoré River. Santa Ana is located 150 Kilometer north-west of the department's capital; the city has an Airport, the Santa Ana del Yacuma Airport, located just outside the city. The town population has decreased from 14,788 to 12,944 and 12,783. Saul Farrah, boxer "Detailed map of Yacuma Province". La Comisión para la Gestión Integral del Agua en Bolivia. Archived from the original on 8 April 2004
Riberalta is a town in the Beni Department in northern Bolivia, situated where the Madre de Dios River joins the Beni River. Riberalta is on the south bank of the Beni River; as the capital of the province of Vaca Diez, the city has maintained its charm after the Brazilian nut trade sparked recent development. City life in Riberalta Municipality is punctuated by nature thanks to its location on the banks of the Beni and Madre de Dios rivers and its proximity to the Amazon rainforest; the city is called the Bolivian capital of the Amazon. The town population is 99,070 in 2018. Riberalta’s name comes from the union of two words in Spanish: “ribera alta” The city was founded on February 3, 1894 with 2,500 inhabitants established in a red canyon in Northern Bolivia, it is known as the city of four names: Barranca Colorada, La Cruz, Ribera-Alta, Riberalta. Starting in the middle of the 19th century, solo explorers and navigators of the Bolivian Northwest penetrated the solitary jungle. On October 8, 1880, Don Edwin Heath named the city Barranca Colorada.
A few years Frederico Bodo Claussen, manager of House Braillard de Reyes, was informed of the barracks and sent a German subject with resources to install a commercial factory there. Afterwards, it received the name La Cruz on May 3, 1884 when Don Maximo Henicke surveyed a small home built two years earlier in 1882 by Placido Mendez. A little over a year on July 7 of 1885, Bodo Claussen baptized the city under the name Ribera-Alta, combined into Riberalta. Nine years on February 3 of 1894, Riberalta was founded with an official act under the name Villa Riberalta, after having existed for twelve years, it was founded by a National Delegate of the Colonies, Lysimachus Gutiérrez, who did so under the orders of President Mariano Baptista and in honor of the birth of the Mcal. Antonio Jose de Sucre; this area has a pronounced dry season. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Riberalta has a tropical savanna climate, abbreviated "Aw" on climate maps; the city and its surroundings have many pleasant places to spend an hour, a half day, a day or a weekend.
In Riberalta: You can walk along the river or in the main square while enjoying an açaí juice or eating in one of the many restaurants. You can wander the streets of the city on foot or by motorbike in search on the many usual statues found in Riberalta.. You can get a good sense of the local lifestyle by going to the market to enjoy a dish in the "comedors" and get lost between the many vendors selling typical fruits of the region like copuaçu, açaí and lima. Around Riberalta:The main attraction of Riberalta is undoubtedly its proximity to the Amazon rainforest which can be discovered in many places around Riberalta. Aquicuana reserve: This natural reserve of more than 20 000 hectares is the ideal place to observe Amazonian fauna and flora; the name of the reserve means ¨the place of gigantic trees¨ in the native language Tacana. The reserve is composed of a lake, Lake San José, two local communities and a medicinal retreat center, Pisatahua. Residents of the communities are available to act as guides for a day since they know the most about the reserve and its flora and fauna.
Pisatahua: Pisatahua is a medicinal retreat center located in the heart of the Amazon in the Aquicuana Reserve. The center offers stays of 9 days or more to perform Ayahuasca ceremonies; this idyllic environment offers an incomparable setting to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Amazon jungle while working with traditional medicinal plants. Tumichucua lake: This lake is a protected area, it is possible to explore in search of its fauna. The flora is more enjoyed with a hike on the shores of the lake. Swimming is allowed. Esmeralda park: Esmeralda is a natural pool formed from a lake. Here you can take a boat ride to birdwatch in the other part of the lake. Sustainable Bolivia is an organization that coordinates volunteers and grassroots organizations in Riberalta, offers Spanish and indigenous languages classes. You can live in Sustainable Bolivia´s volunteer house, stay with a family, or live in a hostel while volunteering or taking classes. It´s a great way to learn about the city. Grants to organizations are administered by the volunteers themselves, so they know how the money is being used.
Riberalta Airport Satellite map at Maplandia.com
Santa Rosa Municipality, Beni
Santa Rosa or Santa Rosa de Yacuma is a municipality of the José Ballivián Province in the Beni Department of Bolivia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Santa Rosa de Yacuma. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica de Bolivia
For other places and things named Trinidad, see Trinidad. Trinidad La Santísima Trinidad, is a city in Bolivia, capital of the department of Beni; the population is 130,000. The city was founded in 1686 by Father Cipriano Barace. In 1769 the town moved to its current location, 9 miles away, due to flooding; the original city was on the Mamoré River, but flooding and disease forced a move on the location of the city. It is located in the province of one of Beni's eight provinces. Sited on the southern edge of the Amazon basin on the Llanos de Moxos/Mojos, the climate is hot and humid at all times. One of the more notable features of the city is the open drains that surrounds every block of buildings; these are linked together thence to the local river. These are necessary due to the heavy rainfall that occurs between May. Trinidad, located in the Bolivian tropics, is hot and humid most of the year; this region of the country is forested and many large rivers run through Beni. Like most cities in Bolivia, it is built around a central plaza with a large Catholic cathedral as its centerpiece.
Trinidad was a small Jesuit town but is now a large city with over 100,000 inhabitants. Its mission-style church was demolished and rebuilt in 1923. Despite these changes, many of the original religious relics and statues are still housed in the cathedral, which faces the main plaza; the City is surrounded by rivers and lagoons. There are restaurants and resorts around the city's main lagoons. Trinidad is one of the first five Jesuit mission towns established and these are now part of the Misiones tour includes visits to San Javier, San Pedro and San Ignacio de Moxos as well. Trinidad and San Ignacio de Moxos both take part in the International Baroque Music Festival every two years in Bolivia. Under the Köppen climate classification, Trinidad has a tropical monsoon climate with a lengthy rainy season and a short dry season. Trinidad has two singular museums; the Museo Itícola is the third largest of its kind in South America and houses over 400 specimens of fish species found in the region’s lakes and lagoons.
It is located on the UAB University campus and is interesting. Here you can see tiny fish, a preserved pink river dolphin; the Kenneth Lee Ethno-Archeological Museum is a great place to visit. Here you can see exhibits of pottery and tools, textiles and other implements used by the Moxos culture. Of interest to ornithologists, the endangered blue-throated macaw in the surrounding countryside. Expeditions to see these can be locally arranged. Airport: Teniente Jorge Henrich Arauz Lat: 14° 48' 0 S Lon: 64° 46' 0 W Alt: 509 feet Weather in Trinidad Bolivian Yellow Pages Trinidad
Beni, sometimes El Beni, is a northeastern department of Bolivia, in the lowlands region of the country. It is the second-largest department in the country, covering 213,564 square kilometers, it was created by supreme decree on November 18, 1842 during the administration of General José Ballivián, its capital is Trinidad. With a population of 420,000, Beni is the second least-populated of the nine departments of Bolivia, after Pando. Although Beni is rich in natural resources, the poverty level of its inhabitants is high as a result of centuries of exploitation of native populations by European-descended elites; the main economic activities are agriculture and cattle. In addition, an underground economy linked to illegal narcotics activities flourished in the area during the last decades of the 20th century, with many cocaine laboratories hidden behind the façade of remote cattle ranches; the Beni region is wide and flat, featuring many large mounds connected by straight earthen causeways, which are believed by researchers to have been built by ancient inhabitants.
The earthwork mounds provide raised living areas and enable the growth of trees that could not survive otherwise in the flooded lowland area. In the 21st century and anthropologists such as Americans Clark Erickson and William Balée believe these earthwork structures are evidence of a large and sophisticated indigenous civilization that flourished for thousands of years before European colonization; the first European settlers in this area were Spanish Jesuit missionaries during the 18th century, sent to convert the native inhabitants, chiefly in the southern half of the department. The religious origins of many of the Beni's towns can be attested to by the centrality of the local church in most of the communities, in the names of the towns: Trinidad, Santa Ana, San Borja, etc. Today, the Beni region is the seat of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of El Beni; the importance of cattle ranching is prominent in the regional culture. Cowboys, or "vaqueros", still play an important role in Beni society, comprising a large portion of the working class.
Other industries significant to the region include logging, small-scale fishing and hunting, in recent years, eco-tourism. Though the Beni lies in the southern reaches of the Amazon Basin, an area renowned for tropical disease, the population has fewer health problems than in the Andes Region those related to malnutrition; the inhabitants are descendants of Cruceños who streamed north following the course of navigable rivers, native peoples. The Beniano diet consists of rice, bananas and fish; some popular dishes include Majao and others, many featuring cured/salted meats. The white/mestizo Benianos have traditionally been mistrustful, somewhat contemptuous, of Andean culture, they identify as being lighter skinned and of more Spanish ancestry than the Quechua and Aymara-speaking populations of the highlands. Considerable resentment existed against the central government, which did little to build roads or integrate the Beni into the economy and political life of Bolivia; these attitudes persisted although Beni residents benefited by the Agrarian Reform instituted following the 1952 Revolution, with many citizens gaining ownership of significant tracts of land.
Most of these turned to cattle ranching. The absence of a reliable road linking the department to the main centers of power in the country continued to contribute to the Benianos' perception of isolation, as did a downturn in the cattle industry; as a result, both the white/mestizo population and departmental authorities supported the Santa Cruz-led effort to federalize the country and devolve powers to the departments at the expense of the central government. Considerable social unrest took place in 2007 and 2008, leading some to consider separatism as plausible. Beni was a important center of a pre-Columbian civilization known as the hydraulic culture of Las Lomas, a culture that constructed over 20,000 man-made artificial hills, all interconnected by thousands of square kilometers of aqueducts, embankments, artificial lakes and lagoons, as well as terraces. Between about 4000 BC and the 13th Century AD this region was settled by sophisticated and organized groups of human societies, their civil structures were based, both environmentally and economically, on the use of specific environmental characteristics.
Miles of these channels and man-made earthworks are visible from the air. When the Spanish arrived, the region had been in decline for about three hundred years. However, this is where many products that are now used worldwide originated in native cultivation: among them tobacco, cotton, cassava and sweet potatoes; the Spanish were intensely interested in this area. During the first century of colonization, they believed the mythical city of El Dorado could be found in this region. However, they never found this legendary city of gold and they soon lost interest in the area, which would remain marginalized for several centuries after. Between the 19th and 20th centuries northern Beni became Bolivia's rubber capital; the abundance of rubber trees attracted many people to the region, many of them adventurers and workers to work in the huge rubber plantations that arose. The worl