The area around Juliaca is wonderfully endowed with fabulous things to see and do, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to hidden gems that await the more intrepid traveler. If you're looking for other places to check out, you'll find Puno, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, and Isla Amantani 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest.
To really get an understanding of a region, it helps to step back into earlier times. Peru's colorful war relics and monuments are a great starting point. Houses of faith are great windows into a community's heart and soul. The cathedrals around Juliaca are certainly no exception.
Rug up and have a go at snowboarding or cross-country skiing. These winter sports are great options for locals and visitors. Cool off upon the region's waters by going kite surfing or canoeing.
Be sure to let your tastebuds loose in Peru's cafés and restaurants. You'll discover chicken and pork are favorite elements of local dishes. Ceviche (raw fish in lime juice) and chanfainita (beef lung dish) are two regional treats for you to try. Mazamorra morada and arroz con leche (purple corn custard and sweetened milk), a popular way to finish your meal. Have a. While you are here. This is one of the region's most beloved beers. Feeling brave? Ready to taste a local drink like Chicha de Jora (fermented corn-based alcoholic drink)?. And, no matter what time it is, Peru is a great spot to ask for Inca Kola (Peruvian Coca Cola).
When it is time to depart Juliaca, use your last soles on last-minute souvenirs and bid a fond Adiós (farewell).