The travel from Tacna to Camaná takes about 8 hours on the highway, going through a distance of 245 mi (394 km). Oltursa and Civa cover this route, with bus tickets at s/. 90 and s/. 110. The buses leave from the main Terminal Terrestre of Tacna, in the schedule from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Their destination is the terminals of the central area of Camaná city. The climate in Camaná is sub-tropical, due to the coast proximity and desert with temperatures that average 68 °F (20 °C) throughout the year.
Tacna is an unusual place: deserts and fertile valleys live together in the territory, creating unique landscapes between the coast and the mountain range, next to the border with Chile. The warm weather of the mornings allows to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the thermal waters and lagoons. On the “paseo cívico” (civic walk, a main street) are located many tourist attractions as the Cathedral of Tacna. We recommend you to taste the typical dish “picante a la tacneña”. You can also enjoy the vineyards, that produce wines and piscos of high quality for the exportation.
Camaná is located on the western center of Arequipa department and it's one of the 8 provinces that constitute it. The main tourist attraction is the beaches circuit that spreads along the Pacific Ocean. The most busy beaches are: La Punta, Camaná, Cerrillos, El Chorro and Las Cuevas. Camaná is famous for its archeological sites and traditional dishes. The Petroglifos of Quilca are also part of the archeological tourism and you can visit them in Camaná. Those "petroglifos" are big stones that photograph scenes of hunt by draws made by the ancient fishermen of the pre-Incan period. One of the typical dishes of the local gastronomy (considered one of the best of the South of Peru) is the "chupe de camarones"; it's a kind of shrimp soup.