Despite the blockade of the Central Highway, due to traffic accidents and vehicular congestion, the Junín region would have exceeded the 125,000 tourists that had been set as a goal during the Holy Weeksaid the regional director of Tourism, Máximo Buendía Payano.
“Despite the social conflicts and the interruption of the Central Highway due to congestion, the region exceeded 100,000 visitors at the intra-regional level and 25,000 visitors who came from other regions,” the official said.
He pointed out that due to the delay in the arrival of buses with tourists, on Thursday the lodgings in Selva Central had an occupation of 40%, but by Friday and Saturday they were already with an occupation of 100%. The most visited destinations are Tarma for its traditional carpets and the Central Jungle, for its landscapes and waterfalls.
In the Mantaro Valley, he mentioned that the fairs that were organized in coordination with local governments attracted a large number of visitors to the districts of Mito, Sapallanga, El Tambo, among others, where the community welcomed tourists in the best way. At the Yauris fair, both on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, it also had a full house. The huaylarsh contests also generated a lot of visitors.
The liturgical acts, such as the processions, also generated the participation of thousands of Catholic faithful, who packed the churches and participated in large numbers in the processions, as was not the case until two years ago due to the pandemic.
The deputy manager of tourism of the Municipality of Chanchamayo, Richard Zevallos, estimated the arrival of about 50 thousand tourists, since the hotels were 100% full. Visitors flocked to the Bayoz and Velo de la Novia waterfalls. In addition to the communities of Marankiari and Pampa Michi, they participated in the Masato Festival and the indigenous citadel.
The director of Tourism, Máximo Buendía lamented that some transport companies have raised the price of tickets from Lima to Huancayo, which cost up to S / 150 and demanded that it not be repeated.