Huánuco was a colonial center where temples, haciendas and mansions were built in an area that, for centuries, had been populated by the Lauricocha and other cultures, who left traces of their presence in the Kotosh “Templo de la Manos Cruzadas “ (Temple of the Crossed Hands). This beautiful area has forests full of sought-after fruits like coffee and cocoa, along with a variety of protected flora and fauna in the Tino María national park. High mountains, hot springs, caves, lagoons, and a remarkable rock formation called Sleeping Beauty, make Huánuco the soul of the Andes, dressed in jungle.
Location: Highlands and central jungle of Peru, the Andean region is marked by the presence of the Huayhuash Range, Raura, and the jungle stretching across the eastern flank of the Andes.
Size: 37,722 Km2 (61 sq. miles)