Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia is a forest stretch along the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains. The Yungas acts like a transitional zone between the eastern forests and the Andes. It exhibits neotropic Eco zones in that not only is it humid and rainy, but also warm. The forests in Yungas are diverse in terms of climatic variety ranging from evergreen montane forests, clouds forests to moist lowland forests. The terrain is also varied and rugged, resulting in the specialization of the endemic species throughout the Yungas region. The Yungas boosts of the last remaining concentration of evergreen green forests from the Quaternary age.
The Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia has three eco regions along the eastern Andes delineated by the World Wide Fund. Peruvian Yungas is the northern corner and covers most the country. The boundary between Bolivian Yungas and Peruvian Yungas is marked by the Inambari River. The south Andean Yungas ends by covering south of Bolivia and extends to Argentina.
In the subtropical cloud forest flora that thrives include Furcaea, pitahaya, Peruvian Pepper tree, Peruvian Torch cactus and the coca leaf. The most spectacular sites of the warm reinvigorating area are complemented by breath-taking valleys and beautiful orchid forests where the chaucato or Long-tailed Mockingbird is common. The tropics have different fauna like large reptiles, tree sloths, boas, jaguars, Pava Aliblanca and the white winged Guan.
Visitors or tourists to the Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia, have no reason to worry because The ultra-modern Yungas road was completed in 2006. It is much safer and faster than the original route.