Arequipa

GENERAL INFORMATION

Destination Arequipa, surface area 63.345 square kilometers

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Rodríguez Ballón

LANGUAGE

Spanish

CURRENCY

Nuevo Sol

WEATHER

MAX 25ºC 
MIN 10ºC

TRANSPORTATION

Trunk routes, feeder routes and structural routes

SURFACE AREA

63346 km²

PLACES TO VISIT

SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY

A recognized heritage of colonial architecture built with volcanic rocks located at the historical city center of Arequipa.​

Estimated distance from the airport

42 km

DEL COLCA VALLEY

World famous because of its depth; a landscape that invites you to practice adventure sports and know more about the native communities.

Estimated distance from the airport

33.2 km

AREQUIPA CATHEDRAL BASILIC

Located at the hearth of Arequipa, the cathedral preserves and showcases valuable elements that tell us about over 400 years of history and arts.

Estimated distance from the airport

45.8 km

AGUADA BLANCA

Recognized by its natural reserve and the cave paintings of the Sumbay Caves, the Lagoon of Salinas and the vulcanos of Misti and Chachani.

Estimated distance from the airport

27.8 km

DON’T FORGET TO TRY

TYPICAL FOOD

  • Cuy chactado or conejillo de indias frito (fried ginea pig)
  • Cheese ice cream
  • Chupe de camarones (shrimp soup)
  • Ocopa arequipeña Peruvian Potatoes with Spicy Cheese Sauce)
  • Rocoto relleno (stuffed peppers)
  • Adobo de chancho (pork stew)

TYPICAL BEVERAGES

  • Chicha de jora ( fermented corn beer)
  • Chicha de maíz blanco (fermented white corn beer)
  • Mulled wine
  • Jampi (aromatic herbal liquor)​
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