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Pantanos de Villa: Tours & Tickets

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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 1 week ago

I am not sure the casual tourist would find it excellent, but the place is very nice. We found parts of the refuge closed, including two of the towers, but one of the walks was under construction for improvements. What a great resource for the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank jeffharding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is irrefutably a good birding site near Lima and if you are a moderately keen birder likely well worth the journey - however.... when I visited (early November 2019) much of the property was closed - either due to the walkways being rebuilt, because...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank grazinginfrance
Reviewed 4 January 2019

The tour of Los Pantano's de Villa is very interesting. You can see many birds and at this time of the year there are Franklin's gulls, which come from Canada and in March or April they return to their homeland

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rosalbina D
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Pantanos de Villa is located beside the Pacific Ocean just south of Lima and consists of several lagoons and natural areas. There are some companies offering birding tours to the sanctuary, but it is possible to go there on your own. We hired a driver...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob L
Reviewed 22 October 2018

My wife and I love nature and we visited this place just outside Lima at the end of August. It is kind of desolate and although there were numerous birds, there were mostly cormorants, seagulls and one or 2 egrets. Spring or fall maybe better...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jaime L
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank John C B
Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Mario M
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: April 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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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