The best months to visit Picota are June and October. In June they celebrate the San Juan festivity and the Mijano festival, and in October they celebrate the anniversary of Picota and the Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro festivity.
Picota has a tropical climate. The average annual temperature is 77.9°F (25.5°C). In summer the climate is dry desert-like, the temperature goes from 82.4°F (28°C) to 89.6°F (32°C). March is the warmest month of the year and July is the coldest month of the year.
Location: In Pumahuasi, Picota
Beach of sand and river that is very visited by the tourists. One of the main attractions of this place is a mermaid sculpture. During the summer, the locals organize cultural events and sport activities.
Location: In the district of Pucacaca, Picota
Forest created to preserve the tropical dry forest ecosystem. It is a perfect place to see the typical flora and fauna of the Peruvian amazon area.
Location: Jr. 341, Tupac Amaru, Picota
Restaurant that offers varied dishes with chicken. It has a very good service.
Traditional dish in San Juan festival that has a shape of tamal, but it’s prepared with rice, hen, eggs and it’s wrapped in a leaf called bijao.
Similar to the juane de gallina, but instead of egg this plate has ground meat.
Tacacho is the name for the fried banana, that is mashed and mixed up with pork fat and it’s served with cecina, the dried and smoked pork meat.
chicken soup with manioc, coriander and peanuts.
|Fiesta de la Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro||From October 7th to 12th||Traditional celebration that honors the patron Virgin del Perpetuo Socorro. Also, they celebrate the anniversary of the province. The locals organize religious and cultural activities like parades and rituals.|