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Piura - Peru

PiuraThe department de Piura contains many types de terrain. The coast features the largest desert in Peru, Sechura, which also includes the lowest place in Peru, the Bayovar depression at 37 mbsl / 121 fbsl towards the east, in the Andes, the terrain becomes rougher. The Porculla Trail is located there, (2138 masl / 7014 fasl); it is the lowest Andean trail in Peru.

Piura, full de joy and song, was in 1532 the first city founded in Peru by Francisco Pizarro. At present, it is an important center de economic development in northern Peru. Just twelve kilometers from the city is Catacaos, known for its artisans who work in straw and cotton and gold and silver filigree and for its exquisite restaurants. The town de Chulucanas is another famous place, but this time for pottery and excellent chicherias (taverns where chicha, a local drink, is served).


The coast de Piura offers many diverse attractions. Mancora, located close to the Piura-Tumbes border, is a small cove with beautiful beaches much prized by surfers, fun loving youths, and entire families. Toward the south lies Cabo Blanco, famous for the people cut from the same cloth as Ernest Hemmingway, attracted by ocean fishing for marlin, swordfish, and grouper. Today, it is the perfect place to surf since some de the best waves in Peru are found there. Colan is the main beach resort for the inhabitants de Piura, lovely for its typical wooden houses set upon pylons at the edge de the sea.

On the way to the highlands in the province de Huancabamba, you find the Huaringas, an enclave for shamans and mystic healers and an area de medicinal lakes and apus, protector mountains.



 

 
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