Valera District

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Country  Peru
Region Amazonas
Province Bongará
Time zone PET (UTC-5)

Valera is a district of Bongará Province, in the Department of Amazonas, Peru.[1] 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 temperature of 25°C. It is traversed by the Utcubamba River. It is situated between the cities of Pedro Ruiz Gallo and Chachapoyas.


  1. ^ "Provincias y Distritos". Gobierno Regional de Amazonas (in Spanish). n.d. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

Coordinates: 6°01′59″S 77°54′54″W / 6.033°S 77.915°W / -6.033; -77.915