Destination guide: Tacna, Peru

Tacna is in the far south of Peru and combines a desert coastline with mountains. The city stands out as an important center for commerce thanks to its Duty Free Zone and because of its exquisite cuisine.

Tacna also offers visitors different tourist attractions, among which the Toquepala cave, the rock engravings at San Francisco de Miculla, the Aricota lagoon and the medicinal hot springs at the village of Aguas Calientes stand out.

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  • Tacna

    At the tail end of Carr Panamericana Sur, almost 1300km southeast of Lima, the hectic border outpost of Tacna is Peru’s southernmost city and the capital of its department. The city also shows off British and French influences in its architecture and train system.

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