Paita to Lima Bus
The route from Paita to Lima is at a distance of 650 mi (1047 km) and it takes about 17 hours by land. The transportation company Civa covers this route, with schedule from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at s/. 70 to s/. 110. Buses leave from the terminal located in the extreme north of Paita, close to the Plaza de Armas. In the destination city, Lima, the buses will arrive to the terminals of Central and North Lima. The weather in Lima is varied, because it presents features of desert, sub-tropical and humid climates, with temperatures that can reach 86 °F (30 °C) in summer and drop to 57 °F (14 °C) in winter.
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Paita is the capital of the province with the same name, which is one of the 8 provinces that are part of the department of Piura. At the territory that covers the province, close to the mouth of the Chira river, were settled the first human groups of the region, developing for centuries until communities and populated places were established, among the ones stand out the tallan ethnic group. The culture of the tallanes is characterized by the maritime and coast lifestyle of the people, always linked to the sea and the fishing activity. As a city, it was founded by the Spanish in 1532 during the colonial period, under the name of San Francisco de Paita de la Buena Esperanza, although over the years the city would be known just as Paita. The origin of the city's name is quechua voices, which make reference to the desert and the loneliness that it represents. Some people give a poetic interpretation to the name as the city of God, solitary in the desert, although it's nearer to be place that is alone in the desert.
"The City of Kings", as Lima is known, was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro and became the center of Spanish power in Peru, during the colonial period.The urban planning of Lima is one of the colonial models in South America. Lima is known for its social, economical and cultural growth and stands out as the cultural center of Latin America; besides that, Lima is the home of San Marcos National University, the most ancient from America, founded in 1551.Lima is famous for being the viceroyalty capital of Peru and one of the cities most important of South America in the spanish regime period; after its independance in 1821 the city became the republic's capital. Before this period, the Baroque and Neoclassical style took the power on the streets, impregnating those architectural styles in the main constructions. The capital counts a high variety of tourist attractions that combine history and modernity, as you can see on the Historical Center. Another strong point of Lima is the food, there are many restaurants from the 3 Peruvian regions where you can live a complete gastronomical experience, given that the population is multicultural and mostly migrant. Live Peru from one of its corners, and enjoy tasting the culture that Peru offers you!