Moquegua has a sunny, dry climate year-round, with light rain during the winter months (July-September). Temperatures average 17-26ÂºC (63-79ÂºF). Evenings can be cool from September-December.
Because Moquegua isnâ€™t a popular get-away even for Peruvians during their vacations, most hotels do not increase rates during the typical Peruvian high seasons.
Holidays and Festivals
No matter which month you visit Moquegua, you can join in with the festivities:
January 6: Bajada de los Reyesâ€”processions of the Three Kings (Magi)
First Saturday of February: National Pisco Sour Day
February/March: Carnaval, both Christian and Tinka (moveable feast)
March: World Artisan Dayâ€”with exhibits of regional crafts
March: Festival de la Vendimiaâ€”the grape harvest festival (moveable feast)
April: Cabalgata por la Ruta de Piscoâ€”horseback excursions to the pisco wineries (moveable feast)
May: Fiesta de las Cruces (moveable feast)
June 6: Feria por el DÃa del Campesinoâ€”a hats-off to local farmers
Fourth Sunday of July: National Peruvian Pisco Day
October 10-14: Feast Days of Santa Fortunataâ€”with a music festival and artisan fair
November 25: Moqueguaâ€™s founding. There's a gastronomic fair, music concerts, a salute to patron saint Santa Catalina and other events
December 23-25: Christmas festivities
The villages around Moquegua also have their festivities. For more information, visit: www.infoturmoquegua.com.
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