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Carretera Olmos Km 117 -
Av. San Martin Nro. 137
S/. 100 / 120
The route from Pucará to Huaura is at a distance of 577 mi (929 km) and it takes about 12 hours on the highway. The transportation company Civa covers this destination, offering bus tickets from s/. 91 to s/. 111. The bus leaves at 6:00 a.m. from a main road of the urban area of Pucará. The destination of the bus is the terminal of Av. San Martín, located in the centra area of Huaura. The climate in Huaura is subtropical and humid, with an average temperature of 66 °F (19 °C). The maximum temperature is 77 °F (25 °C) and the minimum 57 °F (14 °C).
Pucará is a city placed in the province of Jaén, at the Cajamarca's department, that is characterized for being calm and warm. The Pucará's fields are outlined because of beoing fertile lands for rice production, besides the fruit valleys, bathed by the Huancabamba river waters that give to Pucará an atmosphere of natural colors. The waterfall of Alcaparrosa is one of the natural places that every tourist nature lover must visit; it's an amazing drop of water of more than 25 meters of altitude that is located at 20 minutes (by foot) from the city. Without leaving the urban area, you can also appreciate the Molino de Piedra, a historical stone mill that dates from the colonial period works and it decorates the center of the Plaza de Armas of the city. The main festival of Pucará is the Feria Patronal de Santa María Magdalena, celebrated during January and also in July. During your step in Pucará you can not miss the delicious "sudado de cashca", the carachama (a fish type very popular in Pucará), the guinea pig, the shurumbo soup, among other delicacies of the local gastronomy that you will discover in any of the restaurants that you find on the way.
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.