Trinidad, is the capital of the department of Beni, with a population of 130,000. The original city was on the Mamoré River, but flooding and disease forced a move on the location of the cityç, it was originally founded in 1686 and in 1769 was moved to its current location, 9 miles away. Sited on the southern edge of the Amazon basin on the Llanos de Moxos/Mojos, the climate is hot and humid at all times.
This region of the country is heavily forested and many large rivers (all tributaries of the Amazon river) run through Beni, it was originally a small Jesuit town but is now a large city. Its mission-style church was demolished and rebuilt in 1923. Despite these changes, many of the original religious relics, paintings and statues are still housed in the cathedral, which faces the main plaza.
The City is surrounded by rivers, lakes and lagoons. There are many river tours and restaurants and resorts around the city’s main lagoons. Trinidad is also one of the first five Jesuit mission towns established and these are now part of the Misiones tour includes visits to San Javier, Loreto, San Pedro and San Ignacio de Moxos as well.