Valera is a district of Bongará Province, in the Department of Amazonas, Peru. It includes the villages of San Pablo (capital of Valera), Cocahuayco, Cocachimba-La Coca, Nuevo Horizontes and Tingorbamba. The Gocta waterfall, 771m high, is easily accessible from either San Pablo or Cocachimba, which are both accessible by road. The waterfall is a 6 km. walk on a hiking trail, or by horseback from San Pablo. The capital, San Pablo, is at 1900m above sea level, and has an idyllic climate. It is lush, with around 1 metre of annual rainfall and an average high tempurature of 25°C. It is traversed by the Utcubamba River. It is situated between the cities of Pedro Ruiz Gallo and Chachapoyas.