Destination guide: Tarapoto, Peru

Tarapoto is one of the main tourism and business hubs in the Peruvian Amazon.

It has a tropical climate and stands out because of its natural beauty and diverse cultural attractions, as well as numerous places to visit.

Tarapoto has different sites of interest, such as the Sauce lake, the Chazutayacu hot springs, the Polish rock engravings, the Ahuashiyacu waterfalls and the Cumbaza holiday resort, as well as rapids in which to go kayaking and rafting.

  • Tarapoto - Things to do


    Museo Regional

    Hang out in Plaza de Armas (also called the Plaza Mayor) or visit Museo Regional, there are several local excursions. Tarapoto's geography is rugged, and waterfalls and lakes are abundant.

    Sub-Type: Museum
    Opening Hours: 08:00-12:00 & 12:30-08:00 Mon-Fri.
    Pricing: admission US$0.30.
    Address: Maynas 174.


    El Rincón Sureño

    One of the best grills in town, this swish-looking establishment has intimate wood-lined rooms as well as a bustling outdoor seating area. The grilled meats here are delicious and El Rincón Sureño boasts what must be one of the largest wine collections in all of South America.

    Sub-Type: Barbecue
    Telephone Number: +51 42 52 2785
    Opening Hours: noon-11pm
    Pricing: meals S14-35
    Price Range: High
    Address: Leguia 458.

    La Patarashca

    Regional Amazon cuisine is featured here, as well as standard chicken, fish and meat dishes. The 2nd floor, with street views and tropical ambience, is popular on weekends. See and be seen.

    Sub-Type: Peruvian.
    Telephone Number: +51 42 52 3899.
    Opening Hours: 08:00-23:00.
    Price Range: High
    Address: Lamas 261.