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About Camana

Camana was founded as a Spanish villa in November 1539 by Francisco Pizarro under the name of Villa Hermosa de Camana, with the purpose of establishing a urban center that served as nexus between the City of the Kings (Lima) and Cusco. However, th...e Villa Hermosa was moved to Arequipa when there were climate complications in the territory of Camana, reason why it’s said that Arequipa was founded. It was in 1839, in the republic period, that Villa de Camana was raised to the category of city.
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Travel tips for Camana

-The city of Camana is the capital of the province with the same name, that belongs to the department of Arequipa.-It’s located at just 112 mi (180 km) from the White City (Arequipa). The route takes about 3 hours, on the highway.-The tourist means in Camana are, in general of recreation, due to the geographic conditions and for having 24.8 mi (40 km) of beaches.-The beaches represent the biggest potential for tourism, since they are among the best of the Peruvian south. The high season, when the beaches in Camana are crowded, is the summer, from December to March.-Camana is the exit way to the sea for Arequipa, so it’s the favourite place of holidays for the people of Arequipa in summer.Camana is a city- small town. It won’t be difficult to get around by foot to get to the beaches or other places; bu...t if you look for shorten the distances and transportation time, then you can have low-cost “combis” and some “mototaxis” where you will pay s/ 1 and s/ 2 to places close to the downtown (for long-distances the rates could be s/ 4 and s/ 7 per person.Camana is a calm town, but just in the low season. The important dates and in summer the city and the beaches are very crowded, what increase the tourist activity in an unreasonable way that is worse due to the shortage of an adequate infrastructure. Those days you have to take special care not to be stolen or loosing valuable objects, since the urban situation can be chaotic. Spend the new year in Camana is amazing, but it can also turn on a bad experience, due to the disarray of the nightlife. Enjoy Camana, but try to keep in mind those recommendations.
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Camana weather

Best time to visit Camana

The best period of time to visit Camana is beginning of November, when the Anniversary of the city is celebrated, and there are lots of activities to participate at.

Climate in Camana

-The climate in Camana is pleasant since it’s mild and dry most of the year. The average temperatures do not exceed 77 °F (25 °C) in summer. In winter the coldest temperatures do not descend more than 50 °F (10 °C). The climate is desert and the rains are not frequent.

The things to do in Camana

Camaná is located on the western center of Arequipa department and it's one of the 8 provinces that constitute it. The main tourist attraction is the beaches circuit that spreads along the Pacific Ocean. The most busy beaches are: La Punta, Camaná, Cerrillos, El Chorro and Las Cuevas. Camaná is famous for its archeological sites and traditional dishes. The Petroglifos o...f Quilca are also part of the archeological tourism and you can visit them in Camaná. Those "petroglifos" are big stones that photograph scenes of hunt by draws made by the ancient fishermen of the pre-Incan period. One of the typical dishes of the local gastronomy (considered one of the best of the South of Peru) is the "chupe de camarones"; it's a kind of shrimp soup.
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Accomodations in Camana

Accomodations in Camana
In the city of Camana you won’t find many options to lodge. A lot of the accomodations have high rates, due to the few offer and huge demand in the high seasons (summer and important dates), so you won’t find a low-cost hotel nor a inn that is totally satisfactory.

Important dates in Camana

Anniversary of Camana(November the 9th)During the first weeks of November you can live the festive spirit that celebrates the anniversary of the Spanish foundation of the city with diverse activities, among the ones you can find the Corso de la Amistad, made in all the Av. Mariscal Castilla. Besides that you can get the best out of the gastronomy fairs and raft competitions made on the Punta Colorada bridge. The top day of this festival is November the 9th.
Festival of the Virgen de la Asunta(August)In this patron saint festival the locals from Camana pay tribute to the image of the Virgen de la Asunta with processions, liturgies and cultural events. The festival’s origin is a miracle that calmed the sea violence, safeguarding the integrity of the city in 1969; the miracle is attributed to this virgin.


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