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Cal. Juan Pablo Ii Nro... -
Av. San Martin Nro. 137
The travel from Motupe to Huaura takes about 10 hours, on the highway trip, going across 438 mi (705 km). Civa is the terrestrial transportation that covers this route, with bus tickets at s/. 50. The bus leaves at 6:00 p.m. from a central road of Motupe. Their destination is the terminal of Av. San Martín, in the center of Huaura. The climate in Huaura is characterized for being subtropical and desert, with an average temperature of 66 °F (19 °C).
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.
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.