The end of the Inca
The soil in this region is extremely fertile, so many vegetables and fruits are grown here. But also the herds of cattle can eat well enough in the green meadows. Therefore, not only the meat of Cajamarca is considered a real delicacy, but also milk and cheese products are very sought after. Especially the “Manjar Blanco”, a kind of spread of milk, sugar and vanilla, is legendary.
The Baños del Inca & the “big monks”
Another popular destination is the archaeological site of Cumbemayo about 20 km southwest of the city. A more than 1000-year-old aqueduct and numerous cave paintings take you back to a forgotten time. The site is in close proximity to an impressive rock formation, which is also called “the great monks” due to its human-like shape.
Hotels in Cajamarca
Here you can stay overnight
The Costa del Sol’s Wyndham Cajamarca invites you to relax and unwind with its tranquil courtyard pool, restaurant, bar and, of course, free Wi-Fi. Another advantage: it is located directly on the Plaza de Armas, so you are right in the middle of everything in the action and most attractions can be reached on foot. For excursions outside the city, by the way, the shuttle combos, which can be found here. They often cost only a fraction of what you would pay for a taxi.