Located at the confluence of the Beni and Madre de Dios rivers and surrounded by large expanses of tropical forests, Riberalta is considered the capital of the Bolivian Amazon.
The city of Riberalta is located in Northern Bolivia’s Amazon Basin, at the junction of the Bení and Madre rivers. In the past, this location enabled the city to be an international center of activity for the expanding rubber market. The export of the rubber created an economic boom that drew people from across Bolivia. In the 60s, the extraction of the Amazonian nuts began to present an economic alternative to the declining rubber market.
Riberalta is located on a high ravine of the Beni River. The beautiful view over the river, has always been an attractive site, both for the local population as for outside visitors.
The banks of the high canyon on the Beni river allows a beautiful view on the river, but also provide tourist information, fish restaurant with view on the river and a variety of artisans who exhibit their art.
Capital of the Amazon
Riberalta’s vegetation is composed almost exclusively of Amazonian forests.
Riberalta’s economy is characterized by Amazonian cycles of a series of products non-timber forest
Rich socio-cultural history with a population formed of a mix of native inhabitants of the region and immigrants.
With growing interest for green tourism, Riberalta, considered as the « Capital of the Amazon », will have it role in the future of Bolivia. Perfectly located between Peru and Brazil, Riberalta is a stage for travellers with desires of nature and a more authentic experience.