Catarata de Huanano, San Jeronimo de Surco

#12 of 20 in Nature in Lima Region
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • About 70 km from the center of Lima (~2 hours by car, depending on traffic), the small town of San Jeronimo del Surco is a great destination for getting out of the city for a hike. From this town...  more »
  • You can park for free in the town. In reality, there are really several water falls to visit, we saw only one but I am not sure how much it was to enter although I don't think it was expensive...we got there a little late in the day so we were the last "group" to make the trek up to those falls. Come prepared with plenty of water (you can purchase that & any snacks at any of tne little "tienditas" or stores in the town), good walking/climbing shoes & comfortable clothing...views are AMAZING all the way up the curvy, sometimes rocky, sometimes narrow & sometimes poopie trail πŸ˜£πŸ˜„ (most likely from the few stray but well behaved dogs & the few donkeys we found off to the side of the trail). I HIGHLY recommend bringing bug repellant...we forgot ours but were told to crush the leaves of a feathery fern-like plant (sorry cannnot remember the name) that you will see pretty much everywhere along the path & rub the fragrant (almost citronelly) secretions on your arms & legs because it is a natural mosquito repellant. Unfortunately, I was the only one in my party that did not do this & later realized that I ended up with some SERIOUS monster sized bug bites...πŸ˜•πŸ˜₯. Besides this, take your time & make sure to stop at the various "rest areas" to catch your breath since you will be at a higher altitude then normal...not as high as Cusco but higher then Lima (central city). Make sure to take lots of pics along the way & once you get there, too. And for around 15 soles there is even an opportunity to scale down the side of the waterfalls πŸ‘πŸ˜€. Even though it was their first time, my 13 & 10 year old (the youngest had a little help getting down) were able to do it with ease & was a great experience for them. Overall we highly recommend visiting & experiencing the beautiful nature & weather & friendly people.
  • Pretty small waterfall
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