It is often used by tourists as a starting point for excursions into the
Amazon Rainforest tour.
It is seved by the Cad. FAP Guillermo del Castillo Paredes Airport.
Tarapoto is home to the Universidad Nacional de San Martin, an important
center of higher education serving the professional and technical needs
of the bio-diverse region. With its active night-life, Tarapoto offers a
wide variety of hotels and
restaurants in and around the city. Moreover, beautiful landscapes,
amazing waterfalls, lagoons, and adventure
such as river rafting and hiking in the tropical Andes, attracts
numerous visitors to the "City of Palms".