Velo de Ángel (Angel's Veil), La Sirena Encantada (The Enchanted Mermaid) and San Miguel
Huánuco department owes part of its famous beauty to its waterfalls. In Pichgacocha (Five Lagoons), the passage of water from one lagoon to another has created two waterfalls, 30 and 60 metres (98 and 197 feet) high. Particularly well-known are the Velo de Ángel (Angel's Veil), which is 25 - 28 metres (82 - 92 feet) high, La Sirena Encantada (The Enchanted Mermaid), which is 70 metres (230 feet) high and located on the Pacsapampa summit (named after the surrounding countryside), and San Miguel (100 metres (328 feet)), which is a must for those who seek to dive into refreshing waters.
Pala Cala, Zárate and Huallhuas
The Pala Cala and Zárate waterfalls are close to Lima. The town of San Jerónimo de Surco is the gateway to the two Pala Cala waterfalls, which are 15 and 20 metres high (49 and 66 feet).
The Zárate waterfall near the town of Llancha is 40 metres (132 feet) high, but visitors are required to be in good physical condition in order to reach this wonderful place.
The Huallhuas waterfall is 30 metres (98 feet) and located in Lima department, but it is reached through the town of Pachacayo, in Junín department.
Caídas del Tirol (Tyrol Falls)
Junín department boasts the Caídas del Tirol (Tyrol Falls), 35 metres (115 feet) high and located on the edge of the jungle, and Parijaro, whose waters fall from a height of 297 metres in the middle of the area known as Cutivireni, a refuge for the ethnic Asháninka in the local jungle.