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Nana_gincin Nana_gin…
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Lunahuaná - Cañete, Lima, Peru Mar 05, 2013
Cañete is one of the 10 provinces in the department of Lima. Its capital is Cañete and Lunahuaná is one of its 16 districts with a population of nearly 5000 people.

Lunahuaná is the union of two quechua words: Runa = man, and wanaq = chasten, which translated means, "He who chastens men" and this because, according to some historians, the area was the scene of blows to who resisted the Inca power that was spreading from the mountains to the coast, which they conquered. In today Cañete established the "Dominion of the Guarcos" who resisted the Inca conquest, but overcame Pachacutec. Tupac Yupanqui ordered the construction of the current headquarters in Lunahuaná, the Inkawasi.

The Lunahuaná district was created in time of Independence as "La Villa de Lunahuaná" by Supreme Decree of August 4, 1821, by General José de San Martín. Its capital, Lunahuaná, was declared in 1994 tourist and cultural capital of the province of Cañete by then President Alberto Fujimori. Here is located the National University "José Faustino Sánchez Carrión", offering careers as Agronomy and Food Industries.

Lunahuaná has a very temperate climate. You can enjoy the sun during all seasons and weather is dry. The average annual temperature is 21 ° C approx. It also shows that in the winter reaches down to 14 °C at night, while in the summer the maximum temperature reaches 32 °C.

It's an agriculture zone, growing various fruit trees such as loquat, pomegranate, guanabana, plum, pacae, apple, grape and avocado. Furthermore, due to the great tourism potential that has Lunahuaná valley and its inhabitants in recent years been exploited in an extraordinary landscape, food, honey, wines and pisco, ruins; having grown exorbitant hotel infrastructure. Must say, the honey is really delicious, pure and soft, of several flavors.

Lunahuaná is the district with more tourist flow of Cañete. It has become the center of adventure sports in the Cañete River (rafting, hang gliding and others), as well as its cuisine, pisco Uvina single source, and various towns, characterized by its excellent geography. In March celebrates the Festival of the Grape, wine. I must add that the other members of the group did boating, this time my children and i ordered "cuatrimoto", a short but entertaining for those who used it for the first time these units. Then we went down the river hoping to see some of the boats go boating, but nothing ... will be for the other, from one of the boats :).

The saint patron here is Saint James. Its important places for visit, motive for a next visit for me: Incawasi arqueological complex, and other arqueological remains as: Cantagallo, Condorillo, Cansacaballo, Concón.

I hope the photos accompanying this review illustrate something this visit, seeing along the road, between the green that is winning to the sand, also raises many new beach-towns ("balnerarios").

We visited Catapalla's Annex too. The name means Cata=woman, palla=beautiful, and there lies the wine cellar and thebeekeeping.

Again i couldnt take pictures to the sun (sunset), the battery was out ... :(
Miraflores - "El Beso" Park
Parade for wait new passengers - M…
Bridge over the "Circuito de Playa…
Main Square of Barranco
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Nana_gincin says:
Thank you Jim ... for all and your comments and smiles :) ...yes we had a nice day, joy and funny overall in family.
Posted on: Jan 01, 2013
rsvpme says:
Nancy..Thank you for sharing this day with the boys....Looks like you all had fun !
Posted on: Dec 31, 2012
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