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About Tarma

Tarma is a city inside the Tarma Province, in the Junin Department. It has an altitude of 3050 meters. Tarma is a very important stop for all tourists, because it has many attractives and beautiful landscapes.

Tarma Weather

Best time to visit Tarma

The best season to visit Tarma is between october and february, in which is less cold. Nevertheless, those months can be rainy.

Climate in Tarma

Tarma weather is usually cold. The maximum temperature is 20°C and the minimum is 2°C during the year.

Things to do in Tarma

Nightlife in Tarma

Déjà vu

Location: Boulevard, Tarma
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Bar located at 4 blocks from the main square, where you can taste a variety of drinks and have a good time.


Location: Jirón Jauja, Tarma
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Restaurant and bar located very near the main square, where you can enjoy the traditional drinks and food of Tarma.

Where to eat in Tarma

Daylo Restaurant

Location: Av. Castilla 131, Tarma
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In this restaurant you can enjoy the traditional dishes of Tarma.

Cevicheria La Caleta Marina

Location: Jirón Huánuco 256, Tarma
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This restaurant is specialized on sea food, so it is perfect to make a stop after a morning trip.

Totos Pizza

Location: Jr. Lima 296, Tarma
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This pizzeria is located in the main squeare, so the view is beautiful.

The tourist places to see in Tarma are:

Plaza de Armas

The Main Square of Tarma presents two touristic attractions: the three-level bronze pool and the Santa Ana Cathedral. Inside the Cathedral there is the sarcophagus of Manuel Odria, the president of Peru between 1948 and 1956.

Huagapo grotto

This grotto is considered the deepest in South America. Inside you can see talactites and stalagmites, with peculiar forms.

Señor de Muruhuay sanctuary

This sanctuary is located at the foot of the Shalacoto hill. The Señor de Muruhuay is an image of crucified Christ painted on a rock, which is protected by glass. To this place, many devotees arrived to revere the image.

The things to do in Tarma

How to reach Tarma

Tarma by train

Currently, there is no train routes to this destination.

Tarma by flight

To get to Tarma by flight you have to land in Jauja, and then take a bus to Tarma. The flight to Jauja takes 1 hour, and the same for the bus trip from Jauja to Tarma.

Tarma by bus

The bus trip to Tarma has a duration of 6 hours approximately. The bus companies you can take are Movil Bus, Expreso Lobato, Transportes Chanchamayo and Turismo Imperial. The ticket can costs you between 30 and 70 soles.

Accomodations in Tarma

    Hospedaje Colonial Tarmeño

    Location: Jiron Lima 628, Tarma
    Price: Starting at 53 soles
    The hotel service includes free WiFi and attention the 24hrs. The rooms are individual or double, and have private bathrooms.

    Hotel Normandie

    Location: Av. María Delgado de Odría s/n Muruhuay, Tarma
    Price: Starting at 84 soles
    The hotel has individual, double, triple and quadrupel rooms. Also, it has barbecue area and gardens. The rooms are equipped with water boiler and some of them have view to the garden.

Important dates in Tarma

Carnaval of TarmaFrom february 9th to 11stHuge summer celebration, where many activities take place, like the parades and comparsas contests.
Señor de Muruhuay festivityAll mayCelebration to the Señor of Muruhuay in which for an entire month comparsas, food fairs and traditional dances are organized. This celebration is known for filling the city streets with many color.