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Coya Main Square in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The district of Coya is part of one of the eight districts of the province of Calca, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the department of Cusco, and is under the administration by the  regional government of Cusco. Located at 2944 meters above sea level in an area of 71,000 square kilometers, the district of Coya is bordered to the north, west and northeast by the district of Lamay and to the southeast by the district of San Sebastian.

The province of Calca from the point of view of the ecclesiastical hierarchy is included in the Archdiocese of Cusco.

The district of Coya is comprised of the following rural communities: Coya Qosqo, Macay, Sihua, Qquenqqqo, Quillhuay, Patabamba, Paullo, Coya Runa, Huaynapata and Ayarcancha.

The climate of the district of Coyais temperate with average temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C during the day and temperatures dropping to an average of 10°C at night throughout the year.

Among its tourist attractions we can mention the following:


  • Maruhuay Lagoon, located at a distance of 1 hour by bus from the district of Coya where the activity of silverside fishing takes place.
  • Qoricocha Lagoon, located in the community of Patabamba at a distance of 2 hours from the district of Coya in this place trout and silversides fishing is taken, also in this place you can find the Logde de Coricocha an excellent place for adventure tourism.


  • Viewpoint of the balcony of the Sacred Valley that is located at an altitude of 4100 meters above sea level, located in the community of Patabamba.
  • Ahuancay viewpoint which is located in the same district of Coya where you can see statues of animals of the area in real size such as llamas, deer, etc.


The hacienda of the Peruvian writer Clorinda Matto de Tuner is located in the community of Paullo – Coya. In her parents’ hacienda she had the opportunity to observe the country life, and learned to speak Quechua where she spent most of her life.

Clorinda Matto de Tuner wrote three literary works, one of them is Aves sin Nido, a novel of Hispanic American realism, and is considered a precursor or initiator of the indigenist current, in addition to the following two novels, Indole and Herencia: Indole and Herencia.


Experiential tourism is one of the alternatives in the district of Coya and is located in the rural community of Patabamba, a place where experiential tourism is practiced as part of the customs, activities and traditions of the local people.

The district of Coya is characterized for being the district that stands out the most in customs, traditions and festivities within the Sacred Valley of the Incas.