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A hotel in Piura is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Piura hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Piura are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Piura hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Piura hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Piura have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Piura
An upscale full service hotel facility in Piura that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Piura hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Piura
Full service Piura hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Piura
Boutique hotels of Piura are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Piura boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Piura may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Piura
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Piura travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Piura focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

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Small to medium-sized Piura hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Piura traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Piura hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Piura
A bed and breakfast in Piura is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Piura bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Piura B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Piura
Piura hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Piura hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Piura
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Piura hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Piura lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Piura
Piura timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Piura often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Piura on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Piura
A Piura motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Piura for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Piura motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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This article is about the city of Piura. For other uses, see Piura (disambiguation).
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Nickname(s): La Primera Ciudad
(The First City)

La Ciudad del eterno calor
(The City of The Eternal Heat)
Piura is located in Peru
Location in Peru
Coordinates:  / -5.200; -80.633  / -5.200; -80.633
Country Peru
Region Piura
Province Piura
Founded 1532
• Alcalde Oscar Raúl Miranda Martino
• Total 621.2 km (239.8 sq mi)
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
• Estimate (2015) 436,440
Time zone UTC/GMT-5
Area code(s) 73
Website munipiura.gob.pe

Piura is a city in northwestern Peru. It is the capital of the Piura Region and the Piura Province. The population is 377,496.

It was here that Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the third Spanish city in South America and first in Peru, San Miguel de Piura, in July 1532. Piura declared its independence from Spain on 4 January 1821.

Piura: History

Like most of northern Peru, the territory of Piura has been inhabited by their autochthonous group of natives called tallanes and yungas. These groups lived without an organization or single leader to rule until the Muchik culture eventually took control, and the mixture of these evolved into the Vicús culture. Centuries later, Piura came under the rule of Tupac Inca Yupanqui for at least 40 years before the Spanish arrived.

With the arrival of the Spanish in 1532, the current mestizo and creole cultures of Piura were born. This mestizo culture includes influences from Spanish Extremadura and Andalucia, African influence due to the arrival of slaves from Madagascar (Malgache slaves), the Chinese coolies that migrated from Canton to work the rice fields and replace the slaves; and also Roma Gypsies who came as pirates looking for pearls or incognito as Spanish horsemen.

The Spanish named the city from the Quechuan word, pirhua, meaning abundance. Nowadays, Piura is known as the "Ciudad del eterno calor" meaning "The city of the eternal heat" because it is hot all year round.

Piura: Geography

Piura: Climate

Piura Department has a desert and semi-desert climate on the coast and the western slopes of the Andes, whereas on the eastern slopes the climate is subtropical. Precipitation is sparse except during El Niño events, when rainfall is abundant and water flows through normally dry watercourses, causing flooding and large-scale land movements.

Climate data for Piura
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 38.9
Average high °C (°F) 33.4
Average low °C (°F) 20.1
Record low °C (°F) 14.4
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.4
Source #1: World Meteorological Organization
Source #2: Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial

Piura: Hydrography

The hydrography of Piura Department is determined mainly by the amount of rainfall originating in the Pacific Ocean. This rainfall is itself determined by the meeting of two ocean currents on the southern coast of the department, around the bay of Sechura: the cold Humboldt current at 13-19 °C, and the warm El Niño at 21-27 °C. These conditions lead to fluctuations in offshore sea temperatures, which are 18-23 °C in winter and spring, and 23-27 °C in summer and sometimes in autumn.

The mean annual humidity is 66%. The mean atmospheric pressure is 1008.5 hPa, while winds are mainly from the north at an average speed of 3 m/s. Annual rainfall varies between 10 and 200 mm at altitudes of 100-500 m; between 200 and 800 mm at altitudes of 500-1500 m; and averages 1,550 mm at altitudes above 1500 m.

Most of the region is arid, with rainfall concentrated in the high Andean areas, while on the wide plains the main water sources are seasonal rivers flowing from the north: the Chira and the Piura. The southern half of the plain consists of the Sechura Desert, which supports herbaceous vegetation.

The main rivers are the Piura, the Huancabamba and the Chira. The reservoir of Poechos has been created within the course of the Chira. It has a capacity of 1,000,000,000 cubic metres and irrigates large portions of the coastal region. The river Quiroz, a tributary of the Piura, supplies the huge artificial lake of San Lorenzo. On the Huancabamba, in the mountains, there is a hydroelectric power station supplying energy to the region.

Piura: Tourism

One of the best known tourist attractions in Piura is La Esmeralda beach, known as Colan for it is located near the town of Colan. Colan beach is a very long beach with warm waters. Local people like to go there during holidays.

There are also great spots for surfers, like Mancora Beach and Cabo Blanco.

Piura is served by the Cap. FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport.

Piura: Culture and folklore

Piura is host to a stunning mestizo culture (one of the oldest in South America, Piura is the third Spanish city founded on that continent) most famous for gastronomical dishes like Seco de chabelo, algarrobina-based drinks, many types of seafood and fish, like ceviche and Natilla Sweets. Popular crafts are the Chulucana Pottery and Catacaos is famous for its "Hats" and "Silversmith" arts. The small town of Simbila, is very popular for its handcrafts and pottery. The tondero and cumanana are the traditional music of mestizo Piura and northern parts of Lambayeque. There are also several famous Peruvian Waltz that came from these regions (northern Peruvians have their own style).

Piura: Universities

  • University of Piura (UDEP)
  • National University of Piura (UNP)

Branches of:

  • Peruvian Wings University (UAP)
  • César Vallejo University (UCV)
  • The Angels of Chimbote University (ULADECH)
  • Antenor Orrego Private University (UPAO)
  • Saint Peter University (USP)

Piura: Churches

  • Iglesia Catedral de Piura was founded in 1588, located in the Plena Plaza de Armas, is an icon of the city
  • Iglesia San Francisco was founded by the Franciscan Order
  • Iglesia San Sebastian was founded in 1911
  • Iglesia Alianza Cristiana and Missionary of Piura
  • Iglesia Maria auxiliadora
  • Powerhouse Peru Powerhouse Peru

Piura: Sister cities

  • Argentina Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
  • Spain Trujillo, Spain.
  • Mexico Empalme, Mexico.
  • United States Salt Lake City, United States.
  • Ecuador Loja, Ecuador.

Piura: References

  1. Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  2. "Departamento de Piura", travelsradiate.com, accessed March 25th, 2011.
  3. Hemming, J., 1970, The Conquest of the Incas, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., Buy book ISBN 0151225605
  4. Box, Ben (2004). ISBN 978-1-903471-70-8.
  5. "World Weather Information Service - Piura". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  6. "Peru - Piura". Centro de Investigaciones Fitosociológicas. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  • Piura travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Piura". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.
  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Piura". The American Cyclopædia. 1879.
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