Santa Rosa de Yacuma

Santa Rosa de Yacuma ( briefly also: Santa Rosa ) is a country town in the Beni Department in the South American Andes State of Bolivia.

Location in near space

Santa Rosa is the central place of the district ( bolivian: municipality ) in the Province of Santa Rosa Ballivián. The city lies at an altitude of 169 m on the left bank of the river Yacuma. Nearest large town is Rurrenabaque, which is almost one hundred kilometers south-west of Santa Rosa. West of the city lies a freshwater lake of seven kilometers long and four kilometers wide, twenty miles north-west of the town is 155 km ² Rogagua Lake, a popular destination for tourists in the region.


Santa Rosa is located in the Bolivian part of the Amazon basin east of the mountain ranges of the country in a year-round humid climate.

The average annual temperature of the region is 26 ° C (see climate chart Rurrenabaque ) and varies only slightly between 23 ° C in June and July and about 27 ° C from October to December. The annual rainfall is about 2000 mm, with a pronounced rainy season from December to March with 200 to 300 mm month precipitation and lowest monthly values ​​just below 100 mm from July to September.

Traffic network

Southeast of Santa Rosa de Yacuma and 477 road kilometers is Trinidad, the capital of the department.

From Trinidad from the largely unpaved highway Route 3 runs in a southwesterly direction through San Ignacio de Moxos and San Borja to Yucumo. From there, the Ruta 8 direction leads more than 99 kilometers to the north-west to Rurrenabaque, thence in a northeasterly again about 97 km Reyes to Santa Rosa de Yacuma.

In its extension, the road reached after 500 kilometers in the north-eastern part of the city Guayaramerin the Río Mamoré on the border with Brazil.


The population of the town has risen in the past two decades by about two-thirds: