Climate: Typical coastal climate, with a winter season marked by overcast skies and light drizzle from May to September, and a hot summer from December to March.
Access: Just 18 km (15 minutes) south of the city of Lima.
Services: The reserve features a network of signposted trails, a birdwatching tower and a visitor's center.
The Pantanos de Villa Reserved Zone was established on May 29, 1989, through Law (R.M.) 00144-89-AG/DGFF. it is located in the department of Lima, province of Lima, district of Chorrillos, with a surface of 396 hectares. This is the only protected area within the city of Lima, these swamps are connected to the hydrological system of the river Rimac.
There are 67 types of plants like the grama salada (Distichlis spicata), the reed plant in flooded areas, as well as the scirpus americanus and Paspalum vaginatum. Fauna is represented by 155 species of birds, including the zambullidor grande (Podiceps major), the zambullidor pico grueso (Podilymbus podiceps), the garza blanca (Egretta thula), the huaco (Mycticorax nycticorax), the pato colorado (Anas cyanoptera), the aguila pescadora (Pandion haliaetus), la polla de agua (Gallinula chloropus), la gallareta (Fulica americana), the playero blanco (Calidris alba), el pata amarilla mayor (Tringa melanoleuca), the white seagull (Larus modestus) among many others as well as 12 types of fishes and some reptiles and gnawings.
The Pantanos de Villa Reserved Zone was created for the protection of the migratory and resident fauna and the aquatic ecosystem and the preservation of the rich wild and typical flora of the aquatic ecosystems in the coast.
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