Tuesday August 09, 2016

The 2016 National Chocolate Awards took place at the beginning of July in Lima, Peru. Here, the chocolate brand ´´Maraná´´ stole the show.

The competition saw many brands compete in many different categories, from flavoured to truffles to caramels to drinks.

The brand Maraná was honored in three categories with a silver medal and two bronze medals, all in the Plain/origin dark chocolate bar category. The specific products that were awarded medals were their Cusco 70%, Piura 70%, and San Martin 80% bars. (more…)

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PPK is officially President-Elect of Peru

Thursday June 30, 2016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was officially named President-Elect of Peru on Tuesday. The ceremony was held in Lima at the Municipal Theater, where PPK received official documentation of his victory in the presidential election.

Numerous government officials and leaders were present at the ceremony. The ceremony included the playing of Peru´s national anthem, a reading of the results of the election by the National Election Board, a presentation of documents to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and a speech by the President-Elect himself. (more…)

Foreign Visitors see a 7.8% Increase in 2015

Tuesday January 19, 2016

Compared to 2014, foreign tourists increased 6% in the month of November, due to the hard work of the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry. The head of this Ministry, Magali Silva, has been working to promote Peru as the ´Land of Hidden Treasures.´

Silva has also advocated for the diversification of tourists sites and the promotion of new markets. Furthermore, an initiative to facilitate awareness of Peruvian cuisine was started in the United States, which has sparked an interst in travel to Peru due to the growing fame of Peruvian food. (more…)

TripAdvisor names Lima as 1 of the World’s Top 10 Emerging Destinations

Tuesday December 29, 2015

TripAdvisor, one of the most influential and popular travel, chose the city of Lima as one of the 10 emerging destinations in the world. Known as the “City of Kings”, the capital of Peru ranked ninth worldwide, while at the level of South America it ranked in second place.

Lima is described by TripAdvisor as “a fascinating city and a treasure trove of history”, highlighting its churches, colonial buildings and archaeological sites, as well as neighborhoods like Miraflores and Barranco, with their sea views and large shops, hotels and restaurants. (more…)

Peruvian farmers using ancient techniques to improve their crops

Monday August 24, 2015

An article The Guardian entitled: The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems has noted Peru along with India and Kenya who’s farmers are using ancient techniques in the modern world to help solve problems caused by the weather.

The farmers of the highlands that join Peru and Boliva have managed to survive the altitude and harsh conditions for thousands of years. They have to endure bitter cold and extremely harsh sun at an altitude of 4000 meters and above. As scientists have predicted that the weather is likely to become even more unpredictable farmers have decided to take steps to protect their vulnerable crops. (more…)

First Saturday of Cajamarca Carnival 2015

Thursday February 05, 2015

The Cajamarca Carnival, known as Peru’s most important carnival, of this year started.

Last Saturday morning the carnival was kicked off outside the Municipal facilities and people from all over the city celebrated the annual event in the parade that took place in the historic center. The organizers leaded the spectacle accompanied by a band.

There was a lot of tourists enjoying the event and taking pictures of the colorful and beautiful participants. (more…)

Peru’s coin chosen as the best legal currency worldwide

Thursday January 29, 2015

The Peruvian Nuevo Sol showing the Inca Temple Huaytará in Huancavelica was awarded as the best coin in the world in the category ‘Coin of legal currency’.

The coin was chosen by the Nexus Group of Spain, who is a group of representatives of philatelic and numismatic federations and organizations from America and Europe, for its design and finish.

The coin forms part of the series ‘Wealth and Pride of Peru’ and was exploited by the Central Reserve Bank of Peru on the 20th of March 2013. (more…)

Peru Begins Construction on Natural-Gas Pipeline

Thursday December 18, 2014

Peru has announced that work on the Gaseoducto Sur Peruano (GSP) gas pipeline is underway and that the pipeline soon will be a reality. The government agency responsible for contracting the project, ProInversion, made public in June of this year that a partnership between a Brazilian construction company and a Spanish natural-gas transportation company had won the bidding competition to build the line. Their partnership, called Gaseoducto Sur Peruano which gave name to the pipeline, will help to bring natural gas to the cities of Cusco, Apurimac, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna from the gas fields of Camisea in central Peru. (more…)

“Peru’s agro exports will increase by US$ 1 billion”

Tuesday November 18, 2014

To make Peru’s export grow, US$ 222 million will be invested into The Olmos Irrigation Project in Northern Peru. This will provide irrigation and electricity for the northern regions of Lambayeque, Piura and Cajamarca. Today, on November 18, the project will be inaugurated by irrigating the new 38,000 crop hectares, plus the already existing 5,500 hectares by a water intake. The Ceremony for the start of the project will be visited by President Ollanta Humala and other personalities.

The Agriculture and Irrigation minister, Juan Manuel Benites forecasted that the Olmos Irrigation Project will make agro exports increase (more…)

Lima, a new gastronomic mecca in the world

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Lima – the capital of Peru – is now considered to be a new gastronomy mecca for the entire world. This was stated by the prestigious British journal The Economist, confirming that 7 out of the 15 best gourmst retaurants in Latin America are located in Lima!

The journalist highlights Peru’s cultural fusion reflected in its hauted cuisine which is being exported now all over the world.

The booming growth in global popularity is based on the diverse range of inputs, from the many varieties of fruits and vegetables to healthy grains like quinoa. (more…)

Cajamarca’s 2014 Carnival opens at the Government Palace in Lima

Wednesday February 12, 2014

Cajamarca, a city in the north of Peru, is known as the Peruvian capital of carnival. The month-long carnival in Cajamarca takes place every year in the months of February and March.

Last Saturday started the 2014 edition and this year there was something special about the opening: because of the program “Palace for Everybody”, the openings ceremony was held this year on the esplanade of the presidential palace.

The carnival of Cajamarca is one of the most important festivals in the region (more…)

Peru’s Manu National Park awarded at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) in Madrid

Thursday February 06, 2014

This year the Peruvian Manu National Park was elected as the Best International Active Tourism Product in the Nature Category at Fitur, the annual International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Spain.

Manu, officially a Natural Park since 1973 and a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1987, is situated in the southern Peruvian regions of Cusco and Madre de Dios.

The jury, made up of tourism operators and members of the media, chose unanimously for this National Park due to the originality, creativity and aesthetics of their campaign (more…)

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