The best moment to visit La merced is in June, when the locals celebrate the Touristic Week of the Central Jungle.
-La Merced has a tropical weather, typical of the Amazonia.-It’s warm, humid and rainy the whole year.-The warmest month is November, with a maximum temperature of 89 °F (32 °C) and a minimum of 57 °F (14 °C) in July.
Location: Arica Street
It’s a perfect place to enjoy with some drinks and quench thirst caused by the hot of the jungle.
Location: 225, Arequipa Street
A place to have a drink with some delicious snacks.
Location: 001, Av. Puente Herreria
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 p.m.
It’s a nightclub with very fun and varied music that also has karaoke. It’s a place where you should stop to have drinks and dance until early morning.
Location:Location: 389, Tarma street
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Price: an average of 20 soles
It’s a restaurant of typical dishes of the area with a gourmet touch, but they have good size and an excellent seasoning.
Location: 582, Arequipa street
Hours: from 12:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Price: from 7 to 24 soles
It’s located at 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas.
They serve typical food of the surroundings, but also meat and pasta plates.
Location: 589, Dos de Mayo street
Hours: unknown info.
The ideal place to rest after a tourism day and take a coffee with a delightful dessert.
Location: 2mi (3,5 kms) to the North-East of La MercedTourist attraction built in 1901 by the settlers with the purpose of communicating both river banks of the Chanchamayo river.
Location: 9 mi (15 kms) to the South-East of La Merced, not to many kms to the East of San Ramón
Price: 1 sol
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
It’s the most popular and visited waterfall of the Central Jungle. It has a fall of 25 meters of height. There are 3 waterfalls and crystalline waters.
Location: 31 mi (50 km) to the North-East of La Merced
Price: 1,50 soles
It’s a free waterfall of 50 meters of height. To get there you have to go through slippery trekkings, but once there you can swin in the wonderful waters.
Location: Marginal 22B highway, La Merced
Price: 6 soles for adults and 3 soles for children
It’s a place where you can observe animals, a little zoo. It’s specially interesting the butterflies raising. It’s a sample of the Chanchamayo fauna. It’s an interesting route to do with children.
Location: at 9 mi (15 kms) from La MercedIn this botanical garden the visitors can get to know numerous plants that are exhibited, and between them bejuco, ayahuasca, zarzaparrilla, cascarilla or aguaje. However, there aren’t only plants, there you can see also Tarzan’s house, built in a tree; they raise snails and there is an exhibition of original stones of curious shapes.
Price: the tour costs about 30 soles per person
It’s an impressive waterfall of tremendous falls. There are trekkings organised to visit it and swim. It’s a route where someone gets easily wet, a circuit for adventurous, since you walk through a river and you climb little waterfalls. That’s why it’s called Indiana Jones circuit.
Price: 1 sol on the high season, free in low seasons
It’s an awesome waterfall, you must bring bathing suit and tennis shoes. Swim is allowed in its crystalline waters. You must beware, the path to go there is slippery.There are many other trekkings on the surroundings of La Merced to waterfalls as El Tirol, Bayoz, Los Escalones de la Sirena, Las Tres Reinas, etc. Besides that, there are many other lakes to visit as Don Bosco and La Encantada.
It’s a typical plate from the jungle prepared with barbon (a fish very common in the central jungle), seasoned with salt and sachaculantro (a plant spice). Then it’s rolled in banana leafs and served with chilly pepper and manioc.
It’s a very popular plate, of complex preparation. The base is manioc with meat, but later they add other ingredients. Among them you have rice, smoked meat and mature bananas.
It’s mutton cooked grilled, pierced by a stick. It’s usually served with potatoes and vegetables.
The farm chicken is the main ingredient, with powdered peanut, corn, manioc and sachaculantro spice.
There are many beverages of the jungle and lots of them are made of the area fruits as the chapo, mature bananas.
It’s prepared with the palm tree fruit. It contains phytoestrogens, good for pregnant women.
|Carnival of the Central Jungle||(February)||It’s an amazing festival where you will find troupes, allegorical cars and dance competitions. It’s typical to throw water buckets and ballons.|
|Touristic week of the Central Jungle||(Second weeks of June)||There are activities to select Miss Central Jungle on the whole province, typical dances and gastronomical and handmade fairs. Besides that, there are shows of adventure sports and guided visits.|
|Miss Tsinani||(September, the 21st)||It’s a festival where Miss Tsinani is chosen; it means lady on their dialect, and it’s selected among representatives of the native communities ashaninkas and shipibas. It’s an event part of the patron saint festival.|
|Señor de los Milagros Procession||(October)||It’s one of the most crowded and well-known celebration of Peru, in honour of the Señor de los Milagros (the Miracle Sir).|