Oxapampa is a town in Peru.
Oxapampa a city in Pasco Region. 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 downstream, and spread later to Oxapampa.
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Oxapampa can be reached by bus (a variety of companies run from Lima). Within Oxapampa, you can get around by mototaxi or by bus.
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Local attractions include:
In the Plaza de Armas 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.
5 km SW of Oxapampa, there is the town of Chontabamba, famous for its drink made from sugar cane, the Huarapo. Near to it, you can go to the Tunqui Cueva, an underground small cave where you must climb up some stairs to enter it.
Going N of Oxapampa, you can reach the Native Community of Tsachopen. They are "modern" but preserve their customes and labours. They make fine pottery and funny jewellery from plants seeds.
Going on by the road from Oxapampa, you should stop at the Misión de Quillaz in Quillazú, where there is a beautiful church from 1881, when friars established to evangelize the jungle natives.
Some kilometers more is located the town of Huancabamba (25km from Oxap.), special because of its interesting and old Hacienda Yanachaga (now Prosoya).
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Selvamonos First Music and Arts Festival of Oxapampa
Soon to come 8-9 October 2010
At the base of the Yanachaga Chemillen National Park
The first Music and Arts Festival of its kind, Selvamonos is an attempt to decentralise culture in Peru. Its aim is to take quality Peruvian artists out of Lima and into the jungle, to Oxampampa.
On the 8th-9th of October 2010, Limenians, locals and tourists will collect in Oxapampa to hear fantastic first-rate artists such as Andres Prado, La Sarita and many many more, as well as, theatrical acts like the Tarumba Circus and Yuyachkani Theatre Group.
Oxapampa is the perfect place to visit, partway between the Andes and the Amazon it is a lush region of rolling hills and abounding greenery. The festival itself will take place at the Ruffner Ranch, a charming location set at centre of a verdant valley. The ranch-owners will even be performing a highly-skilled traditional horse-show for the lucky Selvamonos guests.
Selvámonos Music Festival in Oxapampa, Peru: June 2012
Here’s something for all you party people out there: if you’re backpacking in Peru in June, check out the upcoming Selvámonos Festival in Oxapampa. The main event will take place on June 30, preceded by various cultural bits and pieces starting on June 22.
The Selvámonos Festival, Peru: June 30
The Semana Selvámonos kicks off on June 22, with free cultural events taking place each day until June 29. These include theatrical presentations, an Opera concert in the local church, an outdoor Cinema and paintings exhibitions. Add to that the distinct culture of Oxapampa and its incredible rain forest landscape, and you have reason enough to head to the very centre of Peru for a week of partying.
The main draw, however, is the alternative music festival on June 30. This will be the fourth installment of the Selvámonos festival, with more than 10,000 partygoers having attended the three previous events.
The music will be an interesting mix of Latin rhythms and modern beats, played by bands with notably colorful names like Cumbia All Stars, Los Protones, Laguna Pai, Mr Zebre, Los Terapeutas del Ritmo and many others.
Selvámonos 2012, Oxapampa, Peru: Further Info
Oxapampa is a very nice and pleasant valley just one night bus from Lima. You can find there free camping places as well as cheap and comfortable hotels.
You can find more information about the Selvámonos Festival in Oxapampa, Peru, at the following website: http://www.selvamonos.org or on the Facebook page of the Festival: Festival Selvamonos
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In Oxapampa you can expect fresh organic products and tasty German pastries.
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The Oxapampa Sour at Otto's Bar is a real experience.
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These hospedajes are recommended:
Albergue Turístico Böttger Jr. Mariscal Castilla 6ta Cdra. 063-462377 email@example.com s/40 - s/60 por persona
Hospedaje El Trapiche Jr. Mullembruck 1ra. Cuadra (a 100 mt del Estadio Municipal) 063 – 462049 firstname.lastname@example.org s/40 - s/60
Hospedaje Esperanza Jr. Bolivar 756 063 - 462352 email@example.com s/40 - s/60 por persona
Hospedaje Frau Carolina Egg Av. San Martín # 1085 063-462331 firstname.lastname@example.org s/40 - s/60 por persona
Hospedaje Loechle Sinty San Martín Cdra. 12 (Psje. San Alberto 110) 063 – 462615 / 462180 email@example.com s/40 - s/60 por persona
Hospedaje D' Palma Lodge Final de la Prolongación Thomas Schauss 063-462123 firstname.lastname@example.org s/50 - s/70 por persona
Hospedaje Don Calucho Av. San Martin No. 411 063-46-2109 email@example.com s/40 - s/60 por persona
Hospedaje Frey Av. San Martin Cercado (A 1/2 Cdra. Grifo Joar) 105 063-462267 s/20 - s/30 por persona
Hostal Arias Jr. Bolognesi 238 063-536841 s/20 - s/30 por persona
Café Hospedaje Ruffner Jr Bolivar (1 cuadra de la Plaza de armas) 063-462513 s/20 - s/30 por persona
Hostal Papaquell Jr. Bolognesi 228 063-337070 s/20 - s/30 por persona
Hostal San Fernando Jr. Tomas Schauz S/N 063-337047 firstname.lastname@example.org s/20 - s/30 por persona
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