Oxapampa

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Oxapampa is a town in Peru.

Understand[edit]

Oxapampa is a city in the Pasco Region, 1814 meters above sea level. It is set on a fertile plain on the Río Huancabamba, a tributary of the Ucayali, 81 km from La Merced. A third of the inhabitants are descendants of a German-Austrian community of 70 families that settled in 1859 at Pozuzo, 80 km upstream, and spread later to Oxapampa.

Get in[edit]

Oxapampa can be reached by bus (a variety of companies run from Lima). Within Oxapampa, you can get around by mototaxi or by bus.

Catarata El Tigre
Bridge over Rio Tigre

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bio Westreicher, (Take the road north towards Pozuzo from Oxapampa), 063 790 681. Small zoo with a colony of Australian emus. Serves food and drinks also.  edit
  • Catarata de Anana, (Take the road north towards Pozuzo from Oxapampa, turn left at Huancabamba). Waterfall  edit
  • Catarata Rayantambo, (Take the road north towards Pozuzo from Oxapampa, continue past Huancabamba). Waterfall  edit
  • Catarata Rio Tigre, (Take the road towards La Merced (from Oxapampa) 14km and turn left at Canera). A waterfall with a pedestrian suspension bridge over the river.  edit
  • La Floralp, (Take the road towards Chontabamba, a short distance past Puente Suarez). Cheese factory producing 21 varieties. There's a taste testing room overlooking the factory floor where you can see a short video about cheese making. You can also buy cheese here.  edit
  • Hacienda Yanachaga, (Huancabamba (25km from Oxapampa).). old Hacienda Yanachaga (now Prosoya).  edit
  • Iglesia de Santa Rosa. In the Plaza de Armas you can visit the Iglesia de Santa Rosa, an interesting church made of wood. Other houses can be seen in the city but aren't as well preserved as it is.  edit
  • Misión de Quillaz in Quillazú. A beautiful church from 1881, when friars established to evangelize the jungle natives.  edit
  • Native Community of Tsachopen, (Going North of Oxapampa). They are "modern" but preserve their customes and labours. They make fine pottery and funny jewellery from plants seeds.  edit
  • Piscigranja, (Take the road towards Chontabamba). Small trout farm, you can buy uncooked trout here. There's also a tame blue Macaw that flies around here called George. S/.1.00.  edit
  • Tunqui Cueva, (Take the road towards Chontabamba). A small cave.  edit
  • El Wharapo, (5km SW of Oxapampa, the town of Chontabamba.). El Wharapo, established 1890 is famous for its drink made from sugar cane, Aguardiente. You can see the cane liquor being produced and you can buy 1 litre for S/.10.00 Free Entry.  edit
  • Pulgar Verde (Green Thumb), Las Palmeras. Orchid Garden. Open every day.  edit


Do[edit][add listing]

Selvámonos Music and Arts Festival of Oxapampa, [1]. The Festival Selvámonos returns to Oxapampa for its eighth edition, in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peruvian rainforest, Friday 1rst and Saturday 2nd of July. The biggest alternative festival in Peru is preparing for its 2016 edition, an event that will exceed all expectations: two days of concerts and live performances, three concert stages, 20 bands, music and activities for children and adults from 1pm to 5am. This year, the Festival Selvámonos invited 15 peruvian bands and 5 international bands that will bring to the peruvian audience new musical experiences from around the world. Get ready for some rock, reggae fusion, cumbia, hip hop, folk, tropical, punk, funk, latin ska, electro, indie pop and house music! From Monday 27th to Thursday 30th of June, the "Cultural Week" offers free outdoor film screenings, theatre performances, classical music ensembles, and jams between artists from the Festival and local artists, in the streets of Oxapampa. Selvámonos also organises free artistic and environmental workshops. You can choose to camp in a field by a river surrounded by mountains, or go to a hostel in town. Whatever you choose, be sure that you will live a unique experience. Wednesday 29th of June is a public holiday: come early and enjoy music, art and nature in the biggest festival of the peruvian jungle!  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Cheese
  • Fresh Trout
  • Cane Liquor

Eat[edit][add listing]

In Oxapampa you can expect fresh organic products and tasty German pastries.

Drink[edit][add listing]

The Oxapampa Sour at Otto's Bar is a real experience. Aguardiente (Cane Liquor).

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Albergue Turístico Böttger, Jr. Mariscal Castilla 6ta Cdra., 063-462377 (). S/.40 to S/.60 per person.  edit
  • Hospedaje D' Palma Lodge, Final de la Prolongación Thomas Schauss, 063-462123 (). s/50 - s/70 por persona.  edit
  • Hospedaje Frey, Av. San Martin Cercado (A 1/2 Cdra. Grifo Joar) 105, 063-462267. s/20 - s/30 por persona.  edit
  • Hostal Arias, Jr. Bolognesi 238, 063-536841. s/20 - s/30 por persona.  edit
  • Café Hospedaje Ruffner, Jr Bolivar (1 cuadra de la Plaza de armas), 063-462513. s/20 - s/30 por persona.  edit
  • Hostal Papaquell, Jr. Bolognesi 228, 063-337070. s/20 - s/30 por persona.  edit

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