Piura

A major center of economic development in northern Peru and one of the country's largest cities, Piura is a placid metropolis full of cultural and historic attractions that welcomes visitors with genuine hospitality. Capital of the Piura region adjacent to the Ecuadorian border, it was the first city founded by Francisco Pizarro on his conquest expeditions through Peru. However, the scorching desert plain where the city now lies was not its original home. During Piura's early years a prolonged spate of bad luck in the form of disease, catastrophic rains and pirate attacks forced its citizens to relocate three times within six decades.

Piura's Plaza de Armas is one of Peru's oldest and most attractive, its colonial Cathedral boasts a gold-leaf altar and the city has a wealth of museums and art galleries devoted to religious art, pre-Columbian ceramics and paintings by famous Piuran artists. The birthplace and childhood home of Miguel Grau, Peru's greatest naval hero, is also open to visitors. Just outside the city lies the town of Catacaos, known for its exquisite restaurants and skilled artisans who produce articles made of woven straw and cotton as well as gold and silver filigree. Also nearby are the pre-Inca adobe ruins of Narihualá built by the Tallán people and the large reservoir and natural area of Los Ejidos inhabited by iguanas, herons and other aquatic birds. The city hosts multiple religious celebrations throughout the year, as well as events celebrating local identity such as Piura Tourist Week in September and the Jubilee Festival in October.

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Avenida Ramon Mujica s/n, Piura, Peru
Review Score 9.0
Since 1996 the Rio Verde Hotel of Piura has been providing business and leisure travelers with urbane accommodations on a capacious...
from USD 152 per night
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Avenida Luis Montero 307, Piura, Piura, Peru
A little over a mile from the main square, Hotel Gran Palma Piura is housed in a modern 5-story building with a bluish façade which...
from USD 70 per night
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Avenida Loreto 945, Piura, Peru
Review Score 6.0
The Hotel Las Arenas of central Piura has the air of a distinguished manor house, with a shady front porch lined with columns and...
from USD 44 per night
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Avenida Grau 1737, Piura, Peru
Review Score 7.0
The Hostal San José is a friendly family-run hotel conveniently located along one of Piura's main avenues. Single, double, twin, triple...
from USD 39 per night
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This is a zero-star hotel.
Probably due to the type of accommodation, this hotel or vacation rental has not been evaluated by existing star rating systems. The stars for this property are therefore awarded by Pacarama based on its expertise and knowledge of the hotel market in Peru and Chile.
Prices are per night per room