Hotel Esmeralda

Address: Av. Loreto 235, Piura, Peru | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Av. Loreto 235, Piura, is near Casa de los Contrafuertes (House of the Buttresses).
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Piura

    Gary, Mark, the Newlyweds, and The Rock,

    A travel blog entry by paulcolver on Apr 09, 2015

    ... Huanchoca a beach town west of Trujillo.

    My thought is to spend time in Piura.

    We navigate customs the Ecuador and then Peruvian border crossings. All goes well and thankfully there are just a few of us on the bus otherwise the customs stop could have gone on for hours.

    We three gringos put in our nine hours get off the bus together and Gary has gives a recommend for a hostel which is the same one Mark has on his list to look over. We hoof ...

    Day three...the long slow climb

    A travel blog entry by janbraddon on Oct 09, 2014


    ... or so we were told). It seemed alcoholic and I don't know whether it worked or not but none of us got altitude sickness. On the top of the mountain we were held for a while as they are improving the roads. When we were allowed to go the road was empty. The road is marked on the map as brown or third class. Sometimes it was tarmac'd and sometimes it is just a mud path. It is used by buses and lorries and they are very narrow. ...

    Day two, so much to tell

    A travel blog entry by janbraddon on Oct 08, 2014


    ... handlebars swung to the left my attempt to control the bike included increasing the revs to full whilst hauling in both the clutch and the handbrake, and I put my left leg to the ground. Oops. Fortunately no one was hurt and after hauling the mototaxi out off the most incredible long spiked thorny bush, we continued on, only for me to do the same thing again about fifty yards later, distracted by a large bug who had inserted its needle like beak into my fore arm. ...


    A travel blog entry by ccchrissie on Jan 26, 2014

    ... the roads got flatter and less curvy, though with mototaxis to dodge & hooting constantly.

    Quite soon after Catacocha we dropped down into big lush river valleys overshadowed by high dry hills – the valleys were lush green with young sugarcane and even lusher rice paddies until the landscape became dry lowland desert, the dry brown soil and trees punctuated by the gorgeous bright green leaves & trunks ...

    'Catacaos! Catacaos! Catacaos!'

    A travel blog entry by slmackay on Nov 27, 2013

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    ... opted to head outside of the town instead. Best decision EVER. Catacaos is only 20 minutes away but a completely different atmostphere. Now I feel like we are really in South America... the people, the smells, the food, the strange methods of transport, the noise, the music... que bien!

    It took us some time to find the collectivo (van) that was going to Catacaos as there isn't technically a stop it just pulls up wherever there are people waiting. ...