Bagua Grande to Tarapoto Bus
The route from Bagua Grande city to the Amazonian city of Tarapoto takes about 10 hours, going through a distance of 222 mi (358 km) on the highway. Civa is the main transportation company that covers this destination, with bus tickets from s/. 70 to s/. 110. Buses leave from the center of Bagua Grande at 9:00 p.m. and at 9:45 p.m. with destination to the terminal of Av. Salaverry, located in the center of Tarapoto. The weather of Tarapoto is characterised for being very warm, with an average temperature of 82 °F (28 °C).
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About Bagua Grande
The former inhabitants of the region called this place Bagual Grande, with the passing of time, the city came to be known as Bagua Grande, current capital of the Utcubamba province. It was created as a district during the Independence campaign, the 12th of February of 1821, and for a long time it remained a rural area, although it has transformed into an active trade hub since the 60’s due to migrations and its strategic location as a gateway to the rainforest areas.
The city was founded in August the 20th 1782 by the Spanish bishop Baltazar Jaime Martinez de Compagnon y Bujanda.In the Suchiche lagoon there was abundant palm tree called Taraputus or barriguda, the name that the bishop took to found the city of Tarapoto.From September the 14th 1906 the city began to be part of the San Martin department, fact that has allowed a great tourist and commercial development.