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Av. San Martin Nro. 137 -
Terminal Terrestre Sta...
The route from Huaura to Olmos district takes about 12 hours on the highway of travel, going through 458 mi (737 km) of distance. The transport company Civa covers this itinerary, giving bus tickets that cost s/.51. The bus leaves at 9:10 p.m. from the terminal fo Av. San Martín, in the center of Huaura, destination the main Principal Terrestre of Olmos city, next to the outskirts. The climate in Olmos is dry and tropical, with temperatures that flutuate from 100°F (38°C) to 73°F (23°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.
Olmos is known as the lemon capital due to its production of great tradition and quality. In June they celebrate the Lemon Festival and the city's anniversary; there is a fair where the best lemons of the region are exhibited and you can buy them. On the celebration the locals choose a representative queen between the daughters and relatives of the farmers. In Olmos you can do ecological, archaeological and religious tourism. The main tourist attractions are the petroglyphs of Boliches, that date from 3.000 years of antiquity;the Zoo-breeding center of Pava Aliblanca, representative animal of Olmos that was believed extinguished; the Algarrobito de Nitape where the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared; and the Chalpón cross, in wood, embeded in the cavern where the locals go in pilgrimage. The most important festivals of Olmos are the fair of Chalpón cross, the anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin in Nitape, and the previously mentioned Lemon Fair. The main traditional dishes of Olmos are the kid with vegetables, "miga de pavo", cheeses and the typical drink "Festival del Limón".