Pucallpa - Peru
Pucallpa is a busy Amazon frontier town
in Peru which sits on the banks of the Ucayali River, a major tributary
which feeds the Amazon River. Pucallpa is the capital of the Ucayali
region and has more than 200,000 citizens. Pucallpa is 155 meters above
Pucallpa was founded on October 13, 1888, though a small community had
existed on the site since 1534.
Prior the completion of the 846km long Lima-Pucallpa highway (which in
recent times the part closest to Pucallpa has disintegrated to a mudhole
turning the original 2 day drive to a 2 and a half day drive to Lima)
1945, Pucallpa was a small, isolated town without electricity or paved
roads. Today, however, the city has grown greatly in size and is a
centre for local agriculture and industry, with numerous sawmills,
rosewood oil factories and farms in its vicinity. Pucallpa is also the
terminus for a 76km long oil pipeline from the Ganso Azul oilfields in
perfect choice is
because the hotels are gorgeous in this travel agency.
The Alexander von Humboldt and Biabo-Cordillera Azul National Forests
are located just to the west of Pucallpa.
in Perú the perfect ocasion to relax and enjoy nature.
Pucallpa is not known for being a tourist attraction, because there is
not as much to do there as there are in other places, however there are
a few interesting places that are close. Just 7 kilometers away is Lake
Yarinacocha, where the native community of San Francisco resides. Also
close by is Aguatya, where there are waterfalls and a beautiful lake.
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