Visit Tierra Caliente !
Experience life in the Central Andes
Experience life in the Central Andes in Equador, Peru, and Bolivia
Pack your tank tops, shorts, and flip-flops! The average temperature in Tierra Caliente is 75 to 80F -- just perfect for perfecting your suntan.
The menu is simple but very tasty!
Many plants do well in this hot and humid climate. Bananas, rice and sugarcane are common crops here. Harvest your own bunch of bananas for breakfast, but watch out! Our local tarantulas love bananas, too! (Don't worry, though. Their bite isn't fatal!)
Imagine the taste of a freshly picked banana!
These colorful spiders are often found in banana trees.
Enjoy the sweet, sweet taste of sugarcane.
Me casa su casa
As the saying goes, "My home is your home." Because of the temperatures here, we love to have our homes cool off with the breeze. Our homes are made from wood or bamboo, and many are on stilts in order to protect them from flooding. Our palm-thatch roofs, though, are great protection from the sun and rain.
Open home on stilts with palm-thatch roof
The openness of our homes allow the breezes to cool us off.
Palms trees are often in the desert sands
These are the palm trees where the palm leaves are used for roofs.
Palms for roofs
These are the palms leaves used for roofs.
Things to do in Tierra Caliente
Watch the local plant crops or build a home. See how things are done here where we enjoy a slower pace than most other places. Come slow down with us in Tierra Caliente!