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A good supermarket to pick up supplies for trekking or self-catering.
A market selling household goods and clothes. Watch out for pickpockets.
Oasis specializes in ceviches and chicharrones (deep-fried chunks of pork).
A crafts fair is held in the Plaza de Armas on December 24 (Christmas Eve).
Frequent bus departures throughout the day for Arequipa (S8, two hours).
Features dress-up parades, music, dancing and much raucous merriment.
For some pampering or a post-trekking splurge, visit the luxurious Samana Spa.
The airport is 10km northwest of town. There’s a departure tax of S11.
A long-established nonprofit school with an admirable public-service record.
Another good evening place, this soccer-fanatic hangout is an old-timey spot.
The parrillas (grilled meats) at this 2nd-floor restaurant are sublime.
Slightly cheaper than Mercado Indio is this crafts market in Pueblo Libre.
Buses to Huancabamba (S23, eight to 10 hours) leaving at 7:30am and 5:30pm.
Iglesia de Santo Domingo is an interesting church near the Plaza de Armas.
Huancayo's cathedral presides over one side of the Plaza de la Constitución.
A shady passageway with a jumble of handicrafts, antiques and jewelry stores.
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