City of Tarapoto
Pasaje Las Flores No. 224
Shilcayo, Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru
Only 5 minutes from the Central
Plaza of the city
and 10 minutes from the airport.
- Hotel 3 Stars
- CAPACITY INSTALLED:
35 suites (13 single or
(07 double y 15
Completely equipped with airconditioning, cold bar, cable
TV, telephone, hot and cold water 24 hours, private bath, the bungalows
have terrace and hammocks.
We Accept Credit Cards:
VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS,
The city of Tarapoto is one of the principal
cities of the Peruvian Amazon and capital of the Municipalidad
Provincial de San Martin. According to the census of 1993, Tarapoto has
a population of 54,660 and the Province of San Martin 116,005. The city
was founded on the August 20, 1,782 by the Bishop of Trujillo Monseñor
Baltazar Martinez de Compagñon.
Tarapoto is located at 76º West
longitude and 6º 30´ South latitude, on the edge of the Amazon basin in
N.E. Peru halfway on a direct line from Lima to Iquitos, 50 minutes by
air and 35 hours by highway from Lima. There is daily air service
between Tarapoto and Lima by Aerocontinente and TANS and
several bus companies provide transportation from Lima, Trujillo and
The elevation of Tarapoto is 353 m.a.s.l. and the Province
of San Martin has a variation from 120 m.a.s.l. to 1,600 m.a.s.l.
Because of the altitude and surrounding mountains, Tarapoto has a cooler
climate than other major cities in the Peruvian Amazon. The average
daytime temperature is 29°C and varies from 18°C to 34°C. The dry
seasons are from June to October and December to February and rainy
seasons February to June and October to Dicember with heaviest rains in
March and April and the dryest period in July, August and
Tarapoto is known as the City of Palms and the name is
said to be derived from a type of palm tree that grows in the jungles of
San Martin, the Taraputus.