Tourism Boosts in Tacna


Most of the tourists in Tacna come from Chile, informed the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism.

Tourism is one of the economic activities that increasingly has a greater role in Tacna and generates an important economic movement, said a study done by the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (Promperú), according to El Peruano.

“This study indicates that a total of 830,286 Chilean tourists entered Tacna in 2016 through a control post in the border with Santa Rosa, which generated an economical movement of 190,7 million Soles”, wrote this media.

Because of this boost in tourism in Tacna the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) informed that they are promoting the construction of two new touristic corridors: Valle Viejo-Miculla and Tarata-Santa María-Ticaco, to attract the attention of more visitors.

In the valley, there are various country restaurants. Besides, we incentivize the visit to Miculla, a higher region oriented towards the Bolivian frontier”, María Luisa Sosa Gutiérrez, director of Dircetur said to El Peruano.

Also, she explained that alongside the Tarata-Santa María-Ticaco corridor in the Tacna mountain range there are several archaeological points of interest and beautiful landscapes adorned by the streams Chakawira and Ticalaco.

In this context, Gutierrez informed that only in November 2017 Tacna’s border received an average of 119,000 foreign visitors, and in December that same year the amount increased to 155,000. “Approximately 80% are Chilean”, she told El Peruano.

(Cover Photo Wikimedia Commons)

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