Called the White City, Arequipa is located at the foot of the imposing "Misti" volcano and its snow-capped figure accompanies us throughout the city. The second city in population and economic capacity of Peru, Arequipa has a beautiful countryside, bathed by the Chilli River. It is necessary to visit it because, apart from its beauty, it maintains a cordiality towards tourists that is internationally recognized.
Between the months of April to October, the temperature drops considerably at night, in the early hours of the morning the temperature rises gradually until after midday.
According to the latest report of the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica e Informática (INEI), the population of Arequipa is as follows:
Here are some suggestions of what to do in Arequipa.
- Have breakfast in the Characato neighborhood appreciating the beautiful view of the Misti volcano.
- Relive the confinement of the nuns in colonial times, walking through the passages of the monastery of Santa Catalina.
- See the Condor flying over impressive landscapes in the Colca Valley.
- Learn about the Inca and pre-Inca agricultural system by touring the terraces in the Cotahuasi canyon.
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