- The best period to travel to Tarapoto is from June to September.
-The average temperature of Tarapoto is 78.8 °F (26 °C) with a quite important humidity (around 80%).-The rainy season goes from February to April.
Location: Jr. San Martin 580, Morales
They accept the booking in advance and have outdoors tables.
Location: Grau 401
This bar has uvachado (a Peruvian liquor) among other drinks made of cane alcohol.
Location: Lamas 218
It’s the exclusive place of Tarapoto. You can listen to international rock and house music, while you have a drink in great company.
Location: Jr. Leoncio Prado 155
Price: around 30 soles per dish
It’s a well-known restaurant, specially due to its authentic coffee, which is very tasty. They also propose snacks.
Location: Jr. Lamas 261
Price: 13-32 soles per dish
We recommend you to taste the delicious juanes, typical in Tarapoto or the patarashcas (prawns or fish in a tomato sauce, with pepper, onion, garlic and coriander, all of it wrapped in a banana leaf).
Location: Leguia 458
Price: 20-63 soles
It’s the best restaurant of the city. It’s famous due to its delicious meat. We recommend you the bife de chorizo.
Location: at 15.5 mi (25 km) from Tarapoto (40 min by car)
The town of Lamas has a population that speak a particular language, a mix of quechua and jungle languages.Many colonial constructions have disappeared with the earthquake of 2005. However, you can visit the artisans neighborhood, Kechwa Wayku and also a museum.
Location: at 14 km from Tarapoto
The waterfall has a drop of 40 meters, a charming that reigns in this exotic natural space. Don’t you forget your swimsuit. There are many tours that propose this circuit at approximately 40 soles.
Location: at 31 mi (50 km) from Tarapoto
Through the crystalline waters of the lagoon you can admire the abundant glade that surrounds it. The lakes are perfect to do promenades in canoe, swim, hikes for making pictures and birdwatching.
There are excursions of one or two days. Plan about 85 soles per person.
To get to the lake you can take a “combi” (from the neighborhood of Banda de Shilcayo to the east of the city) or a taxi destination Sauce. The route takes about 45 minutes. You must go across the river Hualaga by ferry and carry on by car for 45 minutes.
Location: at 40 km from Tarapoto
This private ecotourist reserve has four lagoons where you can appreciate the different birds species. There are bungalows to spend the whole day and relax.
At 18.6 mi (30 km) from Tarapoto you can practice adventure sports as canoeing, for children older than 8 years old. With the rafting they will enjoy the backwaters, whirlpools and waves.
There are several agencies that organize those activities as Ecorutas or Kuriyacu. The prices oscillate from 70 to 100 soles.
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.
|Tourist Week||July||Tarapota has a tourist week in July, from the 8th to the 19th, when it’s celebrated the Santisima Cruz de los Motilones de Tarapoto, the patron saint of Tarapoto. In this festival you can appreciate typical dances, foods, handicrafts, that the visitor can participate in.|