Tarapoto to Bagua grande Bus
The travel from Tarapoto to the city of Bagua Grande takes about 10 hours and you go through 221 mi (356 km) by land. Excluciva and Civa are the main transportation services that cover this route, with bus tickets from s/. 70 to s/. 98, depending on the type of service chosen. Buses leave at 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. from the Av. Salaverry, in the outskirts of Tarapoto city. Their destination is the terminal located in a central road of Bagua Grande. The weather in Bagua Grande is tropical, with an average temperature of 77 °F (25 °C).
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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.
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.