Tingo Maria is the place were I was born. A small town set in the Highlands of of the Amazonian jungle, it is known for its sleeping beauty with a mountain shaped like a reclining woman. With its tropical climate, Tingo Maria is surrounded by many breathtaking waterfalls, lagoons, rivers, and expansive caves. You will also find many varieties of butterflies and species of orchids. Tingo Maria is also a chocolate town, where the majority of farmers here cultivate cacao, a dried and fully fermented seed from which chocolate is sourced. A visit to Tingo Maria is full of wonder and educational opportunity. Visitors will have the opportunity to see how the land is farmed and how chocolate is made.