Dr. Luis Suarez Hernández, Director of AKBS Social Community Program is been recognizes in Tingo Maria, Provincial by Mayor Marx Fuente as “ILLUSTRATED GUEST” and awards the city medal by resolution approved by the Leoncio Prado Municipality.
Tingo María was considered unreachable until 1936, when the Montaña Road reached the settlement. It was then that the state run Estacion Experimental Agricola was established due to its “comfortable” elevation (2,204 ft). In 1942, the U.S. Government began adding more funding to the station, and by 1960 over 40,000 acres (160 km2) of land were under cultivation, especially along the Huallaga River valley where land was level. Coffee was a particularly valuable crop. The city nickname is “the Door of the Amazonia.”
The city is placed where two important rivers meet; the Monzón and the Huallaga river, a main contributor of the Marañón river. The city headquarters the National University of the Forest (UNAS-www.unas.edu.pe); it has 7 faculties, a botanical park, and first level facilities. Near the city there is the Tingo María National Park of 180 km2 (43,000 acres (170 km2)) that preserves nature and a limestone mountain range in the shape of a woman that sleeps. It is called La Bella Durmiente (Spanish for Sleeping Beauty) or Pumarinri (Quechua for “cougar ear”). A legend explains the form of the range. The main attraction is a cave named Cueva de las Lechuzas (Spanish for “cave of the owls”) (named after a colony of the superficially owl-like Oilbird found in it), probably the most attractive and accessible cave of Peru, though it is not the longest and deepest.
Tingo María has an airport served daily by regional jets and turbo-prop airplanes. A well-paved main road, now called “the Federico Basadre” Highway crosses the city halfway from Lima to Pucallpa; 16 km going to the east it meets the Marginal Highway that follows the river to the north and arrives at Tarapoto. A main road that comes from Casma port, on the coast of Ancash department, is being worked now. This road reinforces the position of Tingo María as a regional and national hub.
Tingo María is where actor Eric Fleming, star of American TV show Rawhide with Clint Eastwood, died on September 28, 1966, while shooting a TV movie titled High Jungle. His dugout canoe overturned in the Huallaga River. He was swept away by the current and drowned at age 41.
Ambassador Suarez said that he would return very soon to help humanitarianly and make bilateral agreements. He also affirm that Tingo Maria is a true paradise.

Thank you for the notable participation of the provincial and administrative councilors of the MPLP: Dr. Celia Fuentes Reynoso, Vanessa Urquía García, Juan Manuel Santillán Calero, Miguel Ángel Seijas Del Castillo – Municipal Manager, Attorney. Linder Benancio Balbín Vilca – head of the General Office of Citizen Services and Document Management, Econ. Bush Yelsin Ventura Masgo – Manager of the General Office of Planning and Budget, CPC. Joseph Alfredo Quiliche Upiachihua – Manager of the General Administration Office, Lic. Admi. Franz Alexander Malpartida Allpas – Manager of Economic Development, Lic. Adm. David Calixto Adriano Flores – Manager of Municipal Services, Lic. Adm. Ana Victoria de la Barra Paredes – Deputy Manager of the Human Resources Office and Lic. Tur. and Hote. Bequer Alejandro Garcia Chavez – Deputy Manager of Tourism Promotion and to all the staff of the Hotel Villa Jennifer for all their attention and professionalism.



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