Take a boat upriver into the thick rainforest of the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and you’ll feel like you’ve traveled far up the Amazon. The parks residents include 39 mammal species, including jaguars and pumas, 377 bird species, and 126 different reptiles and amphibians. Thousands of indigenous people also live in the surrounding mountains. La Ruta Moskitia Ecotourism Alliance, an organization run by six indigenous communities, offers multi-day treks and tours through the preserve.
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