Guaviare - Amazon Region
The Guaviare department is located in the Amazon region, and enjoys a warm weather.
Its topography is mainly flat in the area limiting with the Orinoquia region with some hilly areas such as Chiribiquete, Tuhani, San Jose, La Cerbatana, La Lindosa, Otare and Santa Ana.
Its summer season takes place between December and February, with the rest of the year mostly rainy.
As other departments in the Amazon region, Guaviare is characterized by a great number of rivers: The ones flowing into the Guaviare, such as the Guayabero y Ariari, Inirida, and Papunaua; and the ones flowing into the Amazon, such the Vaupes, Apaporis, Itilla, Unilla and Macaya.
Its main economical activities are agriculture, cattle ranching, and fishing.
Guaviare is one of the departments with the most coca plantations in Colombia, concentrating the efforts of the National Government towards its erradictaion and/or subsitituion.
The Guaviare department is divided into four munipalities: its capital San Jose de Guaviare, Calamara, Miraflores and El Retorno.
Guaviare has a great ecotourism potential, which its only starting to explore.
In its territory we can find:
Chiribiquete National Natural Park: Expands accros the Guaviare and Caqueta departments, but in the moment is closed to visitors. It encompass the rocky Serrania de Chiribiquere, surrounded by tropic humid forests, and some firm and flood sabanas. It has a rich flora and fauna, some of which is unique to this arean.