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Av. San Ignaciode Loyo... -
Carretera Olmos Km 117
The route from San Ignacio to Pucará city is at a distance of 124 mi (200 km) and it takes about 10 hours of travel on the highway. Civa is the terrestrial transportation company that covers this destination on its travel itinerary, with bus tickets at s/. 31. Buses leave at 6:45 p.m. from a main road of San Ignacio center, destination to the terminal placed in a central area of Pucará city. The climate of Pucará is tropical and very warm, with temperatures between 86 °F (30 °C) and 100 °F (38 °C).
San Ignacio is known as “the Coffee land”, because coffee production is the main activity of the local farmers and also the city is famous for the bees honey and the density of the woods. It’s located at the department of Cajamarca, at the northern extreme of Peru, next to the border with Ecuador. At 8 mi (13 km) from the city you can find the Pinturas Rupestres de Faical (cave paintings) which it is believed date from 5.000 years ago. During this route you will appreciate the hunt scenes on the rock painted by the ancient residents of the area. Another touristic place you can visit is the Arrebiatadas lagoon, where the visitors go looking for mystic and therapeutic experiences. The Santuario Nacional Tabaconas Namballe is a natural site perfect for eco-tourism, because there are dense woods of mist and a rich flora and fauna, characteristic of the region. If you look for participating of a festival of San Ignacio we recommend you to visit the city at the end of September, for the festival of Santo Patrono San Ignacio.
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.