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PAITA - piura

catacaos-peruPaita is a city in the northwestern corner of Peru, capital of the province of Paita (Piura), located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, 57 km from the city of Piura. He is considered an important port in Peru. Due to its geographical location, has a warm and humid climate throughout the year, with an average annual temperature of 25 ° C.
Paita was founded by the Spanish on 30 March 1532 under the name of San Francisco de Paita of Good Hope by the conqueror Francisco Pizarro. It retains the colonial style, its old houses and churches. Tourism is an important economic sector.

Balneario de ColÁn

catacaos-peruThe Balneario de Colan is located at 58 Km. Piura city and 15 Km. Paita-Sullana the road. In this beautiful resort emerald green sea, white sand, covered with coconut palms is that it is considered the first church built by the Spaniards in America, the church of San Lucas de Colan. (500 years)

The Church San Lucas de ColÁn(the oldest in South America)

catacaos-peru The story reports that the San Lucas de Colan Church was built over a pre Hispanic conchal, south of the current population. It stands on a structure of marine rock around the perimeter, which is wooden belfry.
The temple has a total area of ​​100 thousand square meters, the design responds to the stroke of a church plant of a single nave and two side passages, pro delimited two rows of 20 columns of wood (locust). The roof is gabled, supported by a bundle of wooden beams that occur in the form of trusses; machimbrada the floor is wood. Archaeological studies conducted in 1987 by Rogger Ravines to the conclusion that this structure was built over a pre Hispanic mound, corresponding to a part of the settlement of the Chimu-Inca times. The first building of the temple dates back to the sixteenth century


catacaos-peru In Yacila festivities as San Benito celebrated in the month of July, whose image is colorfully decorated and where the main attraction is the Dance of the Bat. The popular impact of this festival is similar to that of San Sebastián, which is held in the months of January and February, where the saint's image is placed in the streets or makeshift chapels, giving vent to their expressions of gratitude for the favors obtained. The scene is completed Mass, attended by special outfits. Then come the dances to the beat of the bands and musicians who play tonderos sailor. Precisely vacationers who testify to the beautiful landscapes of Yacila, worthy of being enshrined in fabrics best artist of light and color. And last but not least we have other "branches" of the beaches Yacila as the "el aguaje", "Tácita de té", Punta Puntilla", y "Las Gaviotas".