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Published: August 10th 2017
View of the city
View of the Yarinacocha Lagoon.
Pucallpa is the capital city of Ucayali, an area located in the Peruvian jungle where the tourist can get by plane (the flight from Lima takes for about one hour and twenty minutes), by boat (from Iquitos to Pucallpa about 1021 kms) and by bus (which takes for about 20 hours doing the routes Lima - La Oroya - Cerro de Pasco - Huánuco - Tingo Maria - Aguaytia during the dry season).
The weather in Pucallpa is tropical in therefore, I advice the potential tourists to get sunblock, comfortable shoes, sandals, clothes especially t-shirts with long sleeves due to the mosquitos, taking a bottle of water, anti-insects lotion, etc. Some of the hotels especially 3* and 4* have air conditioner at the rooms.
The most important tourist attractions are: Yarinacocha Lagoon, 11 de Agosto and San Francisco native communities, Padre Abad Boqueron, Ducha del Diablo (in English it is called The Devils waterfall), etc.
Its gastronomy is made of local products of the region so you can find local restaurants which is popular and there are few restaurants which offer western food. Souvenirs are made of handicrafts and sometimes animal´s dried-skin or dried-animals. Locals are hospitable, easy-going,
Ucayali River Hotel front desk.
cheerful and helpful.
The hospitality service is composed mainly by hostels, 3* hotel and there are 4* hotels: Ucayali River, Sol del Oriente and the Manish Resort which is located outside the city. Some travel agents or tour guides speak English.
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