The route from Paita to Huaura takes about 14 hours, and it takes about 555 mi (893 km) on the highway. Civa is the terrestrial transportation company that covers this route in its travel itinerary, offering bus tickets from s/. 51 to s/. 100. Buses leave at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from the Av. Hermanos Carcamo, located next to the coastal area of Paita. Their destination is the terminal of Av. San Martín in the center of Huaura city. The weather in Huaura is dry and subtropical, with temperatures that oscillate from 66 °F (19 °C) to 73 °F (23 °C).
Paita is a port city located in the North of Peru, on the Pacific seashore. It's considered a historic place full of tradition, because of having the monst ancient port of Peru and the second largest of the country. It was the birth place of the maximum hero of the Navy in the War of Peru, the admiral Miguel Grau Seminario. The city has also beautiful mansions and churches of the colonial period, which enrich the historic outlook of Paita with its classic architecture. There are some churches you can't miss: San Francisco, built by the Franciscans on the 16th century; La Merced church of baroque architecture; the church of Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, that has murals that look like the frescos of the Sixtine Chapel, created by the Renaissance artist Miguel Ángel. When you go to this historic city you will be able to taste the cebiche, "sudado de mero" (grouper), parihuela (stretcher) and different dishes made of shellfish and fish species from the Paita sea. Yacila and Colán are the most visited beaches due to the calm sea and nice inhabitants, that are pleasant to every visitor.
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.