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Av. San Martin Nro. 137 -
Cal. Juan Pablo Ii Nro...
The travel from Huaura to Motupe is at a distance of 468 mi (753 km) and it takes about 11 hours of travel on the highway. Civa is the transportation company that covers the rute, and the cost of the bus tickets is s/. 60. The bus leaves at 8:10 p.m. from the terminal of Av. San Martín in Huaura, destination to the terminal of the central area of Motupe. The climate of Motupe is dry and warm, with temperatures that fluctuate from 71 °F (22 °C) to 86 °F (30 °C).
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.
Motupe is a town in the North of Peru, famous for the religious fervour and for the festival of Cruz de Chalpón of Motupe, celebrated every year in the begining of August. This festival lasts about 2 weeks, and the locals bring the cross on wood, from the precinct of the hill Chalpón to the small village of El Salitral, making stops in different places, where they celebrate mass in honour of the Santísima Cruz (Sacred Cross). Motupe also gives archaeological attractions for the visitors. Outside the town, on the South, you can find the Ruins of Apurlec, archaeological pre-Columbian complex where you can appreciate ceremonial precincts and irrigation canals built by the Lambayeque and Chimú cultures.