Pantanos de Villa (The Swamps of Villa)
Wetlands, virgin land and a mixture of birds in this peaceful and natural refuge.
Good bye commotion!
A place to disconnect from the traffic and the hustle and bustle of the city is the 'Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pantanos de Villa' (The Villa Swamps Wildlife Refuge), about 2,000 hectares made up of wetlands and wilderness, located in the district of 'Chorrillos'. Its main interest is ornithological due to the extraordinary variety of native and migratory birds that stop in this sanctuary. But it's also worth a visit to the 'Pantanos de Villa' at dusk to watch how the last rays of sun reflect off the water that supply the wetlands, causing a characteristic of an ecosystem. During your visit, you can observe herons and grebes fishing, hummingbirds and even eagles. Although this area is naturally protected, it suffers more and more pollution from excessive urbanism and nearby factories, so you may want to visit it before its deterioration turns it into a memory.