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About Paita

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 s...ea 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.
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Travel tips for Paita

-Paita is located at 35,4 mi (57 km) from the city of Piura, at the seashore of the Pacific Ocean.-It's the third port of Peru, after the ones of Callao and Chimbote.-One of the most crowded beaches by the summer vacationers is Colan, considered one of the most amazing of the north coast, located at just 15 min from Paita.-If you walk across the main street you will find numerous restaurants and hotels that are recommended among the best that you can find in Paita.-When you swim in any of the near beaches it's recommended to drag your feet a little bit, to avoid the groups of rays that are placed in some areas.-Sun glasses, hats, light clothes and sunscreen are indispensable, since for being a Piura city, the sun rays and the sensation of heat are intense (especially in summer days).-A natural attraction in Paita is the view that you can obtain of the moon, immense and of a brilliant color, that makes fall in love the imagination of the travelers. If there is a clear night, take advantage of it to live a romantic experience as there are few, under the sky of Paita.-Have by hand a bottle of potable water, you won't be dehydrate while you go across the city in a day of strong repellent against mosquito will help at night when you sleep at some places in Paita. Avoid to be bitten!How to get around in Paita?The main mean of transportation in the city of Paita is the mototaxi, since the urban area is little and the distances are short. The average cost of the vehicles is s/ 2 to s/ 6. You can also board to shared taxis for a similar rate, although in general they are used to go to other districts of the province, where are placed the rest tourist attractions of the area.Risks and cautions of PaitaThe risks that you can face in Paita are of natural kind, as a heat stroke. It affects mainly children and old men. Look at the temperatures before travelling if you do your route with those risky groups.Another risk is the theft. Avoid to show your highly valued objects in public and also avoid to go by yourself to desolate places. If you are cautious like that, you won't have any worries.Recently there have occured sanitary crisis due to the propagation of illnesses as dengue, zika and chikungunya in the district of Piura. Nevertheless, the risks have been reduced with sanitary campaigns and dusting, but take your preventive measures just in case.
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Best time to visit Paita

A good moment to visit Paita is in September, on the 24th to participate of the religious important date Virgen de Las Mercedes.

Climate in Paita

-The climate in Paita is warm, although with humidity most of the year, with average temperatures of 80,6 °F (27 °C).

The things to do in Paita

Accomodations in Paita

Marina del Bay
Location: Hermanos Cárcamo 114
Rate: s/ 55 - s/ 166
Located in the heart of the city, facing the sea, this hotel provides the amenities that all modern traveler needs. The rooms have air conditioning and an excellent view to the marine landscape, private bathrooms with a bathtub, TV, wifi, and besides that room service, laundry, breakfast and its own restaurant - coffee shop.

Important dates in Paita

Festividad de la Virgen de las Mercedes de PaitaSeptember the 24thThis celebration is one of the most important in the province of Paita, since it joins together thousands of parishioners who participate of the religious activities with masses, processions and fairs. The central day of the activities is the 24th, when there is a procession with the image of the virgin across the main streets of Paita.


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