Pomata is a locality located in the district of the same name. It is in the department of Puno, in the southern Peruvian area. Pomata is very close to Lake Titicaca. The name of this locality derives from the Aymara "puma uta", which means house of the puma in Spanish. Pomata was the place where Lloque Yupanque, the third Inca of the Empire, rested for a couple of days during his trip to Desaguadero. Today, it is growing economically in several sectors, one of them being tourism due to its great tourist attractions that conquer travelers, both national and international.
Time of travel from Centro to Pomata
Getting from the center of the capital to Pomata involves a 22-hour and 30-minute journey, however, this can vary depending on stops or weather factors. To have a more exact time, it is recommended that you consult directly with the bus company. In case of making stops, it is preferable that travelers take them into account so that they can rest or eat if necessary.
Climate of Pomata
In Pomata the traveler will enjoy a fairly cool climate, turning cold on some nights depending on the season. The best season to visit Pomata would be between mid-October and mid-December, as these are the months when the temperature averages 14 ° C. Otherwise it happens in July, since here the weather can drop to 0 ° C.
Hotels in Pomata
● Sumaq Chuquito.
- Services: Its facade is wonderful, arriving the traveler will find a house built in stone. In addition to the excellent facilities, it is a great option.
● Ecolodge Copacabana.
- Services: An excellent luxury ecolodge that has its rooms intertwined with nature, making the traveler have an unforgettable experience.
● Pirwa Hostel Puno.
- It is a very cheap hotel with high quality rooms and very friendly service staff. Ideal for those who want to rest in a hotel with good facilities.
Restaurants & Bars in Pomata
● Pomata Restaurant
- Address: 3S 64, Pomata
- Services: Located in the middle of the highway, it is a restaurant that caters to visitors and merchants entering or leaving the city.
The most tourist places in Pomata
● Santiago Apóstol Church: One of the most fascinating tourist attractions in the city of Pomata due to its reddish facade (product of the reddish stone with which it was built) and its colonial architectural style. It has catacombs in the basement.
● Chatuma Beaches: Another great tourist discovery in the city of Pomata. It attracts hundreds because they are close to the city and have very fine white sand.
Important city dates of Pomata
● October - Feast of the Virgin of the Rosary: This celebration of the Virgin of the Rosary must be done on the first Sunday of the month, so the date may vary but the day does not. Preparation always begins on Thursday or Friday of the same week.
● July 25 - Patron Santiago Festival: Patron Santiago is one of the most beloved in Pomata, that is why his party is done in a big way. The whole city is prepared with music and dance to venerate it.
● July 16 - Feast of the Virgen del Carmen: Many residents of Pomata affirm the importance of the Virgen del Carmen, who protects the city with her cloak. That is why this day of celebration is held on their behalf. It not only includes the central mass, but also cultural activities such as parades.
How to move around Pomata?
To move around in Pomata, the tourist has 2 options: public bus, commonly regulated by the municipality or the authority in charge, or taxi, driven by a citizen who provides the service.
● Public bus: It is the most popular way of transporting within the city, as well as being very economical. The fare, also called a ticket, does not usually go up from S/5 per person. The public bus has different stops where it picks up passengers, so the trip can be a bit slow.
● Taxi: This is the fastest way of transport within the city. It does not have stops, so it goes straight to the desired destination. You can contact it on the avenue or by calling a company or through an application. The rate here is usually higher, usually exceeding S/10.
How to get to Pomata?
● Pomata by bus: In recent years Pomata has become very popular due to its beaches, which is why many bus operators have it among their destinations.
● Pomata by train: Currently there is no train that reaches Pomata due to the few tracks that Peru has.
● Pomata by plane: At the moment there is no direct flight to Pomata, but an alternative route that can be taken is to reach Juliaca with the Inca Manco Capac International Airport and from there depart to Pomata by bus.
Terminals in Centro and Pomata
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Operators of the route Centro to Pomata
- Pacha Expedition.