Most people travel to Lagunas, Peru to explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. You can arrange with a tour guide in Yurimaguas, Peru for a guide to take you out into the jungle. Most people that I have talked to that have explored the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve would recommend a 12-day trip. The park gets a lot of heavy traffic on the four and five day trips. So you really need to head deeper into the park to get to the unspoiled areas.
Lagunas is a spread out type of town. Nothing is really centrally located. Probably the best place to stay is near the market area. Walking from the market to the port takes about 20 minutes.
There is a monkey sanctuary someplace in Lagunas, Peru and you can volunteer to work there. I never investigated the monkey sanctuary, since they don’t like to have many visitors. So that the monkeys won’t come into contact with humans while they attempt to reintroduce them back into the wild.
I found the people of Lagunas very friendly.
The electricity is on from about 6:00 pm to 11:00 Pm at night. It gets rather cool at night and makes for good sleeping. There is a place to get Internet access, but I’ve heard it is slow as syrup.
If you plan on visiting Lagunas, Peru just for the sake of visiting the town. Then bring a good book and an open mind.