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A hotel in Tacna 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 Tacna hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Tacna are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Tacna hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Tacna hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Tacna have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Tacna
An upscale full service hotel facility in Tacna that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Tacna 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 Tacna
Full service Tacna 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 Tacna
Boutique hotels of Tacna are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Tacna boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Tacna may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Tacna
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 Tacna travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Tacna 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.
Economy and limited service hotels in Tacna
Small to medium-sized Tacna 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 Tacna traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Tacna 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 Tacna
A bed and breakfast in Tacna is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Tacna bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Tacna 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 Tacna
Tacna 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 Tacna 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 Tacna
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Tacna 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 Tacna lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Tacna
Tacna 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 Tacna 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 Tacna on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Tacna
A Tacna 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 Tacna for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Tacna 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 in Peru. For other uses, see Tacna (disambiguation).
Tacna San Pedro de Tacna
Top:Monument at Battle of Tacna in Intiorko Hills, 2nd left:Ferroviaria Railroad Station, 2nd right:Cerrado Peru Arena (Coliseo Cerrado Peru), 3rd left:Tacna Cathedral, 3rd right:Tacna Municipal Hall, Bottom:Jorge Basadre Stadium (Estadio Jorge Basadre)
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): La Ciudad Heroica
(The Heroic City)
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Ing. Fidel Carita Monroy (2011–2014)
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Tacna Armas Square (Plaza de Armas) in San Martin area
Tacna is a city in southern Peru and the regional capital of the Tacna Region. A very commercially active city, it is located only 35 km (22 mi) north of the border with Arica y Parinacota Region from Chile, inland from the Pacific Ocean and in the valley of the Caplina River. It is Peru's tenth most populous city.
Initially called San Pedro de Tacna, it has gained a reputation for patriotism, with many monuments and streets named after heroes of Peru's struggle for independence (1821–1824) and the War of the Pacific (1879–1883). Residents of Tacna are known in Spanish as tacneños.
Francisco Antonio De Zela, a royal accountant (similar in function to a modern-day income tax auditor), initiated the push for Peruvian Independence from Spain in 1811 in Tacna, leading to a series of commemorative actions for the city, culminating in the 1828 declaration of Tacna as the "Heroic City" (La Heroica Ciudad de San Pedro de Tacna) by President José de La Mar.
It was the capital of the short-lived Peru-Bolivian Confederation (1836–1839)
Tacna's economic prosperity attracted a wave of immigrants from Italy. Today, their Italian Peruvian descendants live in the city and many of them still have Italian surnames. This era of successful commerce and agriculture ended drastically with the start of the War of the Pacific.
During the war, the cities of Tacna and Arica were occupied by the Chilean Army. A peace agreement, the Treaty of Ancón, was signed in 1883. Under the terms of the treaty, Chile was to occupy the provinces of Tacna and Arica for ten years, after which a plebiscite was to be held to determine the region's sovereignty. Tacna remained under Chilean control for 50 years, in Chilean groups and authorities lead a campaign of Chilenization in an attempt to persuade the local population to abandon their Peruvian past and accept Chilean nationality.
However, Peruvian nationalists ensured that the Chilean propaganda failed and the planned plebiscite was never held. Finally, in 1929, the Treaty of Lima was signed in which Chile kept Arica, whilst Peru reacquired Tacna and receiving $6 million indemnity and other concessions.
Arco Parabólico, Pileta and Glorieta de Tacna, located in the Av. San Martín
Monument to the Battle of Tacna in the Alto de la Alianza.
Coctel Mercado Viejo
Today, Tacna is a mostly commercial city with many immigrants from the Puno Region living there. Its economy is based on mercantile activities with the north of Chile (Arica and Iquique). Since it is part of a duty-free zone, Tacna has come to rival Arequipa as southern Peru's main business area. The city has one of the largest artifact markets in the world with imports from Japan and China, and traditional Peruvian handicrafts.
Tacna has a mild desert climate (BWn, according to the Köppen climate classification).
Climate data for Tacna (Coronel FAP Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa International Airport) 1961–1990, extremes 1949–present
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Tacna is served by a cross-border standard gauge railway to Arica, Chile.
It is also the location of the National Railway Museum of Peru.
Tacna is served by the Crnl. FAP. Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa International Airport, with flights to Arequipa and Lima.
Tacna: Tourist attractions
Many monuments are located in this city, including the arch of the Alto de la Alianza, which shows the significance of this town.
Other monuments include a neo-renaissance Cathedral, the Courthouse, the Alameda Bolognesi Walkway and the caves of Toquepala, where archaeologists have found some of the oldest human remains in Peru.
The most important festivity in the city is the Semana de Tacna ("Tacna Week"), which runs from August 25–30.
On August 28, a large Peruvian flag is shown throughout the city during the Paseo de la Bandera, which celebrates the anniversary of the reincorporation of Tacna into Peruvian sovereignty and is one of the most important patriotic demonstrations in the whole country. This tradition started in 1901, during the Chilean occupation of Tacna, by a group of tacneños who defied the prohibition of showing Peruvian flags imposed by the Chilean authorities.
There is an agrarian and industrial fair as part of these celebrations.
In September, the festival of the Señor de Locumba is celebrated, which draws thousands of faithful people from all over the world.
The major religion in Tacna is Catholicism but, in 2008 the first mosque in Peru was completed in Tacna, the Mosque Bab ul Islam founded by Pakistani immigrants.
Tacna: See also
2001 southern Peru earthquake
the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tacna y Moquegua
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.
"Tacna Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
"Station Capitan Ciriani" (in French). Météo Climat. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
"Klimatafel von Tacna, Prov. Tacna / Peru" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
Southern Peru Railroads
Tacna: External links
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tacna.
(in Spanish)Official website
"Tacna". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.
"Tacna. The capital of the Province of Tacna, Chile". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
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