Peru’s central jungle regions broaden their tourist appeal
LIMA, Peru - Regions in Peru’s central jungle such as Pasco have broadened their tourist appeal by implementing new routes, which explains the ongoing investment in infrastructure projects to welcom
LIMA, Peru – Regions in Peru’s central jungle such as Pasco have broadened their tourist appeal by implementing new routes, which explains the ongoing investment in infrastructure projects to welcome the thousands of visitors expected for national holidays.
For instance, viewpoints, bridges and signposts have been erected to improve access to the area in the so called Ruta del Café (Coffee Route) and Circuito de los Colonos (Colonists’ Route) located in the town of Oxapampa in Pasco region.
The Colonists’ Route covers districts of Oxapampa, Chontabamba, and Huancabamba. It is commonly known by this name because it has been inhabited by descendants of Austrians and Germans for 150 years; people of this area still preserve their ancestors’ customs.
On the other hand, viewpoints ‘El Guayabal’ and ‘Chihuaco’ have been implemented in Villa Rica to enable tourists to see a number of bird species and appreciate the outstanding scenic beauty of the coffee-producing district.
Likewise, the area including the districts of Oxapampa, Huancabamba, Chontabamba and Villa Rica has several restaurants offering local gastronomy with traditional products.