Top things to do in Oxapampa

Music in Oxapampa


Held against the backdrop of Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén every June since 2010, this is one of Peru’s most talked-about festivals. A great showcase of Peruvian contemporary music: new rock, electronica, regg…
Grill in Oxapampa


Formerly dealing in just teas, coffees and light snacks, this enterprising German-Peruvian-owned establishment now combines a first-class butchers with, sensibly, a garden restaurant serving grilled meat. They brew …
National Park in Oxapampa

Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén

North of Oxapampa rear the cloud-capped hills of this little-visited park, preserving spectacular cloud forest and diverse flora and fauna, including the rare spectacled bear. The most accessible entrance is from a …
Village in Oxapampa


The inexorably Germanic Pozuzo, three hours north of Oxapampa by daily minibus, is picturebook Tyrolean, from the architecture to the residents, straight out of a Grimms fairy tale (well almost). Its pretty plaza re…
Cafe in Oxapampa

Mamá Frida

Keeping the flame burning for good machine coffee and tantalizing cakes in Oxapampa is this second-floor plaza-fronting gem. It serves simple, tasty lunches like yucca with scrambled eggs and homemade chorizo, and w…
Museum in Oxapampa

Museo Schafferer

One of Pozuzo's most typically Tyrolean buildings, wood-panelled and with a steeply pitched roof, contains the intriguing history of the Germanic adventurers (OK, there were a few Belgians too) who voyaged all the w…
Food in Oxapampa


Peru won't wow you with its cheese – unless you find your whey to Oxapampa. Come to the factory shop here and, besides purchasing a few flavorsome cheeses, you might get lucky with a factory tour.
Bar in Oxapampa

Vatter Otto

Stays open, reputedly, until the last punter fancies leaving. A classic.
Pizza in Oxapampa

La Nonna

On the corner of the plaza. Delicious thin-crust served.