Top 10 Things to do in Pucallpa, Peru

April 1, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Pucallpa (Quechua: puka allpa, "red dirt") is a city in eastern Peru located on the banks of the Ucayali River, a major tributary of the Amazon River. It is the capital of the Ucayali region, the Coronel Portillo Province and the Calleria District.
Restaurants in Pucallpa

1. Laguna Yarinacocha

Pucallpa, Peru +51 942 187 589
Excellent
40%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
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1%
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4 based on 260 reviews

Laguna Yarinacocha

Reviewed By JPRamsey - Seattle, Washington

So my family and I came to visit my brother-in-law's retreat center across Laguna Yarinacocha. In order to get to Tierravida Bexnote you have to fly from Lima to Pucallpa, take a moto-taxi to the Laguna and take a piky piky boat (named for the sound their little 2 stroke engine makes) to the far shore and hike the bank to the entrance, Laguna Yarinacocha is surrounded by a small village, though large enough to have it's own Plaza. The village is heavily populated by the Shipibo people. Very sweet and artistic, the Shipibo have a lovely disposition and language. The village has a small mercado and numerous restaurants, a few hostels, and one hotel. The road from the village to the Laguna is rough dirt and mud when it rains, potholes so deep you may lose a filling. The moto-taxis can be prone to toppling as we can attest...twice. There are a plethora of souvenir shops and roaming salepeople (mostly women and children). Competing PA systems blare various Spanish versions of American pop songs, and go-go dancers can be found gyrating as early as noon in the bars that surround the lake. The lake in the dry season is less than 5 meters deep fast forward to the rainy season and the laguna can raise as much 10-12 meters connecting the Ucayali and Amazon rivers and the piky pikys compete with container ships.
Laguna Yarinacocha is interesting, gritty, charming and a little trashy...I liked it.

Pucallpa, Peru +51 61 575216
Excellent
36%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4 based on 143 reviews

Catedral de Pucallpa

Reviewed By NayiU - Wichita, Kansas

The Cathedral is on Plaza de Armas and it is very nice place to visit. It is nicely appointed modern church. It is very peaceful ... and nicely cool & refreshing in hot day.

3. Plaza de Armas

Pucallpa, Peru
Excellent
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Good
42%
Satisfactory
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Poor
3%
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1%
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4 based on 160 reviews

Plaza de Armas

Reviewed By Lorena D - Melbourne, Australia

I actually thought it was going to be less beautiful but it's really nice to see the Fountain and by night everything it nicely illuminated. You can go chill there for a bit, it's quite and cozy.

4. Laguna Cashibococha

Pucallpa, Peru
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Laguna Cashibococha

Reviewed By Lorena D - Melbourne, Australia

If you want to go there, the perfect time to leave Pucallpa is 4pm to arrive there for the sunset. It's a perfect place to watch it, how the sky starts changing color..it's quite and peaceful. Just bring something for the mosquitos because you may get bitten. Totally worth the little trip :)

5. Parque Natural de Pucallpa

Km. 4200 Carretera Federico Basadre, Pucallpa, Peru
Excellent
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Good
45%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
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Terrible
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3.5 based on 145 reviews

Parque Natural de Pucallpa

Reviewed By Richard H - Pucallpa, Peru

This was an interesting zoo. For Pucallpa, it was pretty good. There were some really interesting cages that were all overgrown with no animals. The worst part was the trashy lake and broken bridge. The trash is easy to clean up, and they should. The range of animals was pretty good, though. Make sure you take your bug spray. It is Pucallpa!

6. Plaza del Reloj

9 De Diciembre, Pucallpa, Peru
Excellent
18%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
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3.5 based on 113 reviews

Plaza del Reloj

Reviewed By NayiU - Wichita, Kansas

There are not many places to visit in Pucallpa. Now city constructed pedestrian zone and in one end is Reloj Publico. You have nice view of river and you can visit nearby market. Reloj itself features pictures from Shipibo past and present. It is nice work.

7. Parque de La Lupuna

Ingresando por la Antigua carretera a Yarinacocha a 2 km de Pucallpa, Pucallpa, Peru
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 25 reviews

Parque de La Lupuna

Reviewed By Adam S - Pucallpa, Peru

its a huge tree i go bye there all the time on my way to Pucallpa from yarina cocha its great they left that tree there there is a park around it its not too far from some big stores in Pucallpa with all the modern things

8. Jardin Botanico Bio-Kuka

Frederico Basadre | Km 19. 8, Pucallpa 25000, Peru +51 961 626 023
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Jardin Botanico Bio-Kuka

Reviewed By ChatoCerna - Lima, Peru

Si te gustan los arboles, las flores, la naturaleza en general es el lugar correcto para ir. Vas a encontrar desde arboles madereros hasta comestibles. El/Los guias que te acompañan en la visita, conocen el lugar y saben todo lo que tienen sembrado en el lugar. Es un pedacito de selva que trajeron mas cerca a Pucallpa. Es un centro de investigación además, es super amigable con el medio ambiente ya que usan cocinas ecologicas, tachos recicables tratando de ser autosostenibles. El lugar se encuentra un poco alejado de la ciudad. El Sr. Julio que es guia y vive en el lugar es el mejor guia que pueda encontrar, incluso nos dejo ingresar fuera del horario, solo para no hacernos perder la visita. Es un lugar que no es muy conocido por lo pucallpinos: Carretera Federico Basadre Km.19.5, van a verun cartel en el lado izquierdo . El horario de atencion es sabados, domingos y feriados de 9-4pm y para poder visitarlo en algun dia fuera de este horario comunicarse con el correo que aparece en la entrada. El costo es 5 soles. Ir con zapatillas. Repelente y bloqueador.

9. Pucallpa Amazon Tours

Jr. Adolfo Lobo Mz. 246 Lt. 15 Urb. Fray Martin, Pucallpa 25000, Peru
Excellent
80%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Pucallpa Amazon Tours

Reviewed By Adam S - Pucallpa, Peru

They have many Jungle animals that to see. even a one eyed Jaguar. Monkeys a huge anaconda capivaras also spider monkeys

10. La Jungla Ecolodge

Lago de Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru +51 961 971 865
Excellent
26%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 78 reviews

La Jungla Ecolodge

Reviewed By Lorena D - Melbourne, Australia

It's a restaurant/lodge where there is a small zoo inside, for 3 soles you can visit and even take a picture with a boa so if you take a boat on Yarinacocha lake you can actually ask the guy to take you there for a little tour.

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