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Terminal Terrestre Lot... -
Av. San Martin Nro. 137
S/. 60 / 80
To set out the journey from Chimbote to the coastal city of Huaura can take about 4 hours for the distance of 175 mi (282 km). Civa is the bus transport company that covers this itinerary, offering low-cost tickets from s/.60 to s/.80, depending on the comfort of the service chosen. Buses leave at 10:45 p.m. from the Terminal Terrestre of the outskirts of Chimbote. Their destination is the Av. San Martín, in the centre of Huaura. The weather in Huaura is hot and mild, with a nice temperature that oscillates from 71°F (22°C) to 57°F (14°C), and offers clear sky most of the year.
Chimbote, the capital of the Nueva Provincia de Santa is a port city of high commercial and industrial activity. Its recent history tell us that on the 20th century Chimbote was the first place of the fishing ports around the world. The city of Chimbote has a variety of tourism attractions: el Cerro de la Juventud, the Iglesia Catacumbas, the Museo de San Pedrito Pescador (a ship transformed and adapted to be a museum) and the Cerro Calaveras, a tourism viewpoint located at 100 meters of altitude. The Blanca Island is placed at 3 mi (5 km) from the coast, and it constitutes an ecological and tourist reserve shaped by a mountain that has no vegetation.
Huaura is a historical town, known for being the crib of Peru's Independence, because next to its Plaza de Armas is located the balcony house from where the liberator José de San Martín proclaimed for the first time the Independence of Peru on November the 27th 1820. Every year the inhabitants of Huaura celebrate the anniversary of this key moment of the Peruvian History with a dramatization of the proclaim in the balcony - house. Huaura is also known for the healing capacity of the thermal baths of Picoy, where the tourists and locals arrive to relax or ease any pain. Out of the urban area you can visit the ecological areas of "Lomas de Lachay" and "Albufera de Medio Mundo", where the visitor may learn more about the biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the coastal region.