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About Pucallpa

The name of this city comes from the quechua language and means red-colored land, a definition that corresponds with its red landscapes. It’s considered the second most important fluvial port of the Amazonia.Pucallpa was colonized in 1840 by franciscan missionaries. During several years it was a little settlement isolated from the country.It was founded on May the 23rd 1833, during the rubber fever.In 1945 Pucallpa was connected with Tingo Maria by land.

Pucallpa weather

Best time to visit Pucallpa

The best period to visit Pucallpa is in June for the Fiesta de San Juan, when there are typical dances and several competitions. There is also the Anniversary of Pucallpa in September to participate in.

Climate in Pucallpa

The maximum temperature in Pucallpa is 100.4 °F (38 °C) and the minimum 75.2 °F (25 °C). In June takes place the friaje de San Juan, which lasts about 3 to 4 days.

Things to do in Pucallpa

Nightlife in Pucallpa

El Rincon Ingles

Location: Alamedas with Jr. Masisea
We recommend the refreshing drinks of the area.


Location: Jr. Inmaculada
Ecological bar where you can take pleasure in the delicious and aphrodisiac drinks made of amazonian fruits.

El Espejito

Location: Mariscal Caceres
It’s famous for the motorbikes you find at the entrance, El Espejito is the favourite place of the pop and rock lovers.

Where to eat in Pucallpa?

El Viajero

Location: Jr. Libertad 374
Price: s/ 15
Phone: (061)575710
Hours: from 7:30 am to 5 pm
It’s a good place to take lunch and eat well. We recommend the dish El viajero.

Restaurante Los Rosales

Location: Mariscal Cáceres 389
Price: s/ 20
Phone: (061) 571246
Hours: from 11 am to 4 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm
We recommend you to taste plates made of doncella and palmito salad.

The tourist places to see in Pucallpa are:

Plaza del Reloj Publico

Location: intersection between jirones Ucayali, Tacna, Tarapacá y 9 de diciembre
It’s an old plaza de armas of the city, that stands out for the big clock in a tower of 25 meters (82 feet). In the same tower there is a lighthouse that long time ago was used to guide the boats that arrived to this place.

Bothanic Gardern Chullachaqui

Location: on the right side of the Yarinacocha lagoon.
There is amazonian flora and exotic animals. When you go through this garden, you can arrive to the Ishismi lake, where you can do rides on a boat and go fishing.

Boquerón del Padre Abad

Location: at 114 mi (183 km) from Pucallpa
From this place you have a view over the famous Velo de la Novia and La Ducha del Diablo

Plazoleta La Lupunas

Location: at the km 4 going through the old highway of Yarinacocha
At this place stands out the huge lupuna (a tree from the intertropical area), that is 200 years old. If you look with attention, in one of the branches there is a metal cross that protects, according to the locals, from rare beingsas goblins and giant animals that used to come at night.

The things to do in Pucallpa

Laguna de Yarinacocha

Price: s/ 20 and s/ 10 for the guide
The lagoon is located at 6.2 mi (10 km) from Pucallpa. You will enjoy rides on a boat, fishing and resting at the sand beaches or getting to know the communities.

Cashibococha lagoon

Location: at 45 min from Pucallpa in a boat. It’s connected to Yarinacocha through a stream that you can sail in light boats and so get to know a little bit more of the daily life of the shipibas and cocamas.

How to reach Pucallpa

Pucallpa by train

There is no train to get to Pucallpa. But there is a proyect called Tren Bioceanico that would go from Cruzeiro de Sul (in Brazil) to Pucallpa.

Pucallpa by flight

The Aeropuerto Internacional Capitan FAP David Abensur Rengifo is located in the city of Pucallpa. There are about 5 daily flights to Pucallpa from Lima and the travel takes 1 hour. The airlines that cover the route are Star Peru and Peruvian Airlines, among others.

Pucallpa by bus

Location: Pucallpa is placed in the center of the Peruvian east. It’s the capital of Ucayali department and it’s located on the shores of the river with the same name of the department.Travel by bus: to get to Pucallpa from Lima it’s a route of approximately 16 hours, going through the Carretera Central until La Oroya (km 175). On the way you will appreciate different landscapes of the Peruvian jungle. Tepsa and Movil Tours have this route to Pucallpa by bus in schedules from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Accomodations in Pucallpa

    Hospedaje Barbtur

    Location: Raimondi 670
    Price: s/ 13 to s/ 50
    Phone: (061)572532
    Little hostel owned by a family. Little but welcoming and tidy.

Important dates in Pucallpa

Fiesta de San Juan(June the 24th)It’s a festival well-known due to the handicrafts, nautical competitions and competitions of typical dances, among others.
Anniversary of Pucallpa(September 23rd to 30th)It’s a festival where you can appreciate the typical handicrafts of the area as well as the gastronomy. Doubtless an excellent week to go to Pucallpa and enjoy their customs.

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