Chimbote to Huaura Bus
To set out the journey from Chimbote to the coastal city of Huaura can take about 4 hours for the distance of 175 mi (282 km). Civa is the bus transport company that covers this itinerary, offering low-cost tickets from s/.60 to s/.80, depending on the comfort of the service chosen. Buses leave at 10:45 p.m. from the Terminal Terrestre of the outskirts of Chimbote. Their destination is the Av. San Martín, in the centre of Huaura. The weather in Huaura is hot and mild, with a nice temperature that oscillates from 71°F (22°C) to 57°F (14°C), and offers clear sky most of the year.
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It was the settlement city of different cultures as moche, wari, recuay, chimu and inca, in different historical periods. It’s believed that the name comes from the words “muchic, chin and pot”, that put together mean “closed port”. On the begining of the 20th century the district of Chimbote is created, later that the city had grown during the 19th century, due to the port and commercial activities. The already named Puerto Mayor reached the position of biggest production fishing port of the world on the middle of the 20th century. Even nowadays Chimbote stands out for being the seat of the fishing and iron and steel industries of Peru.
The first farmers that dominated the plains around the Huaura river where the ones that created the original Huaura settlement during pre-hispanic times. The life of this inhabitants was influenced by the rule of the Wari, Chanchay, Chimú and Inca civilization, which expanded to the area. During the Spanish incursion of the XVIth century, the valley was conquered and came to be divided into several encomiendas, although it kept a urban center which will support the spanish families that would come in the future. Viceroy Luis de Velasco gave the town the title of Villa de Carrión de Velasco (1597). The 12th of November of 1820, the Independentist Army arrived in the area with the objective of installing troops in the nearby haciendas. The 27th of november of that same year, Don José de San Martín proclaimed the Independence from the Duke San Carlos Balcony, now known as the Huaura Balcony, near 1 year before of the official proclamation of the Peruvian Independence. The locality of Huaura was declared as historical in 1954, due to the events of the Independence Campaign.