Located in the Tambopata National Reserve, a world wildlife sanctuary surrounded by lush vegetation in the Madre de Dios department. The lake is home to thousands of species of bird, as well as the giant otter, the black caiman, the giant river otter, macaws, turtles and cranes, many of them in danger of extinction. A region so rich is like a warehouse for Peru's natural wealth, where nights are filled with sounds coming out from the jungle.
The variety of marine fauna is another feature of the lake, which boasts 6,500 species of fish, including the famous paiche, a choice ingredient for the most refined regional dishes due to its delicate and tender meat.
Sandoval Lake can be accessed via the Madre de Dios river from Puerto Maldonado. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes by boat, then 1 hour 30 minutes on foot.