( Note: Since La Merced seems to be missing from the LP guides I took on the job of writing a piece about the town in the same style. Ain’t I good? )
La Merced, located in the selva central is the bustling capital of the Chachamayo region. Famous for fresh juices which are sold on virtually every corner. The region boosts a coffee area where allegedly the world’s best coffee is produced. In the weekends it’s a popular getaway for the Lima crowd since it’s the closest jungle to the country’s capital
Things to do
La Merced is a rather quiet town. On weekends the regions produce is sold on the market. A great moment to indulge on fresh pineapple, papaya or any of the other tropical fruit juices. There are plenty of agencies to be found on plaza de armas for tours in the whole region.