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San Martin is located in the northeastern Peruvian territory, occupying areas of high and low forest, with a territorial extension of 51,253.31 Km2, which represents 4% of the national territory in the eastern flank of the Andean relief, in the northern and centralsector between The parallels 5o 15` and 8o 25`15“ of south latitude from the Ecuador. Its territory occupies the middle sector of the valley formed by the Huallaga River, which makes it an area with large endowments of natural resources. The geographical boundaries are:

  • North: Departments of Amazonas and Loreto.
  • South: Departments of Ancash and Huánuco, between meridians 75o 45 ‘0“and 77o 24’22” west longitude from Greenwich Meridian.
  • By the East: Department of Loreto.
  • In the West: Departments of Liberty and Amazonas.

Excellent climate for doing business and sustainable private investments”

Political division

The San Martin region is made up of 10 provinces, with Moyobamba as its capital. On the other hand, the province with the greater number of districts is Tarapoto, followed by Lamas and Picota.


The climate of the region is predominantly warm and humid with only one rainy season corresponding to the southern winter. The irregularity of its morphology results in a heterogeneity of climates that vary with altitude, rainfall and the time of year.

In low sectors and hills, the climate is dry and warm, with temperatures averaging26 ° C and rainfall of 800 to 1,000 m.m. Annual concerts in the months of January – April (Bellavista and Picota); In the high hill sectors the climate is slightly humid and semi-warm, with average annual temperatures of 24 ° C and rainfall exceeding 1,500 m.m. Annual (Lamas) in the area corresponding to the eastern slope towards the Amazonian plain; The precipitation reaches 3,500 m.m. (Pongo 1 of Caynarachi.) .

Within the hydrographic system, the region is confirmed by the main tributaries of the Huallaga river, among them the Mayo river, Sisa river, Huayabamba river, among others. It also contains gaps, which are mostly shallow, high temperature and semicircular. The lagoons stand out for their ichthyologic richness like the Shango, Tipishca and the Sauce.

Land Use


By Road:

Tarapoto: 1445 Km. by Panamericana Norte and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva roads (28 hours by bus).Lima-Pacasmayo-Cajamarca-Balsas-Leymebamba – diversion to Chachapoyas Pedro Ruiz: 1547 Km. by Panamericana Norte and Fernando Belaunde Ferry roads (22 hours by car).

By Air:

Regular flights from Lima (1 hour and 15 minutes) and from Iquitos (45 minutes) to the city of Tarapoto.


Source: Own elaboration- INEI


The economic dynamics of the San Martin region is influenced by agricultural exports to European, US, Asian and Latin American markets. The main export is coffee, which represents 76%, with organic coffee being the most demanded in the international market. Cocoa is the second product exported by the region and represents 16%, followed by other products such as (palmito, palm butter, sacha inchi, rice, papaya, banana, peppers, orchids, pineapple, Golden berries, teak, avocado (in Nueva Cajamarca) and dragon fruit is currently grown in the region of San Martin or closeby.

This Peruvian region is becoming more and more attractive, as agricultural companies want to guarantee all-year round availability of their crops to customers by looking for places with different harvesting seasons than their existing ones. The region of San Martin, with year-round warm temperaturas and water availability, is offering this complementarity to fulfill market demands.

56.90% of the exporting companies in the San Martin region are micro enterprises, 34.48% are represented by medium and small companies and only 8.62% are large companies.

The main destination of San Martín exports, among them the United States (15%), Italy (15%), Germany (11%), the Netherlands (10%), Chile other countries.

Foriegn Investors Rights

Non-discriminatory treatment vis-à-vis the national.

Freedom of trade and industry and freedom of export and import.

Free remittance of profits or dividends.

The right to use the most favorable exchange rate available in the market for foreignexchange transactions that it requires.

Free re-export of its capital.

Unrestricted access to internal credit.

Free hiring of technology and remittance of royalties.

Freedom to acquire shares owned by national investors.

Freedom to contract abroad safe for your investment.

Possibility of signing with the State legal stability agreements for their investment in the country.


One of the challenges for agricultural investors in this region is to obtain a sufficient land area to justify the costs of producting crops of high value.

We have one client who has accumulated a large amount of agricultural land and has developed it. Due to a change in company focus, it is now available for sale.

Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, providing expert advice on property acquisition.

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