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Coffee in San Ramón & La Merced

Chanchamayo Highland Coffee

Here you can sample and buy the coffee for which Chanchamayo is famous. (Peru is one of the world’s largest coffee producers but nearly all gets exported.) It’s a tad gimmicky but enjoyable, and besides the shop, yo…
Waterfall in San Ramón & La Merced

Catarata Bayoz

A stunning waterfall close to Puerto Yurinaki, about 50km northeast of La Merced.
Waterfall in San Ramón & La Merced

Catarata El Tirol

There are many impressive waterfalls around San Ramón, but this 35m cascade is the most visited. El Tirol crashes down 5km east of San Ramón off the La Merced road. You can take a taxi the first 2km; the last 3km is…
Bridge in San Ramón & La Merced

Puente Kimiri

Three kilometers north of La Merced on the Satipo road is this attractive bridge over the Río Chanchamayo, where indigenous rebel leader Juan Santos Atahualpa had a stand-off with authorities about the encroaching m…
Peruvian in San Ramón & La Merced

Restaurant Shambari Campa

On the plaza, this famous hole-in-the-wall restaurant provides an Amazon-centric menu so extensive you can be lost for choice, but includes sensational chancho (rainforest wild pig). It has been the best restaurant …
Cafe in San Ramón & La Merced

Chanchamayo Highland Coffee Café Misha

The region's waterfalls are splashed across the walls and the coffee served is first-rate – Chanchamayo coffee is now well-known and well-regarded – but the service lackadaisical.
Viewpoint in San Ramón & La Merced

Viewpoints

The stairs at the northwest end of Av 2 de Mayo afford a good view of the town, and from the balcony at the southeast end there’s a photogenic river viewpoint.
Chinese in San Ramón & La Merced

Chifa Felipe Siu

The best place to eat Chinese food in the Amazon has a branch in La Merced and in San Ramón, but this clean, smart address is the most convenient.
Market in San Ramón & La Merced

Mercado de San Luis de Shuaro

This weekend market is at San Luis de Shuaro 40km from La Merced.
Waterfall in San Ramón & La Merced

Catarata Velo de la Novia

A beautiful waterfall 50km northeast of La Merced.