Iquitos is the capital of the department of Loreto , Maynas province , is located in the heart of the northeastern jungle of Peru . Iquitos has no roads and communication is by air or river . Near the city of Iquitos there Quistococha zoo , which houses a variety of species of Amazonian fauna; You can also find spas and recreation in lakes ( lagoons) , and in the same city you can meet Bethlehem , the Peruvian Venice, or stroll along the promenade to see the world's mightiest river, the Amazon .
The population of Iquitos has many myths and legends, some esoteric ; There is widespread use of folk medicine and quackery based on the large number of medicinal plants that exist . In the city you can find souvenir shops of the jungle tribes , and you can enjoy a variety of foods , and drinks.