Top things to do in Tingo María

Park in Tingo María

Parque Nacional Tingo María

This 180-sq-km park lies to the south of town, around the mouth of the Río Monzón, a tributary of the Río Huallaga. Its most distinguishing feature is the Bella Durmiente (Sleeping Beauty), a hill overlooking the to…
Cave in Tingo María

La Cueva de las Lechuzas

The 'Cave of the Owls' is, despite its name, known for the colony of oilbirds that lives inside. In addition, there are stalactites, stalagmites and bats around the cave entrance, but the oilbirds are undeniably the…
Amazonian in Tingo María

El Encanto de la Selva

For local jungle specialties this bright, two-floor establishment ticks all the boxes. Try tacacho con cecina (a bed of barbecued banana pummeled into rice-sized grains with dried, smoked meat on top) and wash it do…
Waterfall in Tingo María

Puente Tres de Mayo Area

There's a trio of waterfalls here, the most famous of which is Catarata Gloriopata. A track leads up to the falls from a bridge about 14km out of Tingo on the Huánuco road in the south of the Parque Nacional Tingo M…
Bar in Tingo María

El Trapiche

A stylishly rustic venue, El Trapiche is stacked to the gills with bottles and serves a dangerously extensive array of aphrodisiac cocktails.
Spring in Tingo María

San Jacintillo Medicinal Springs

Nice, if overcrowded dipping spot on the way to La Cueva de las Lechuzas.
Waterfall in Tingo María

Catarata Santa Carmen

Beautiful cascade just outside Tingo María to the south.