How do I get to "La Misión" from Ica? (or from Lima?)
[If you are asking more of a question of where is Ica? Why are you there? Who are you? Please visit this link first ..]
We are celebrating now that the last kilometer to get to our mission was officially paved (May 2017), no more gravel roads or portions of roads to get to us!!! Horray!!! Here are two simple Google maps to help you find us. The first one takes you from the center of Ica (Plaza de Armas) north to the village of El Carmen, District of San Juan Bautista, where La Mision is. It is about a 20 to 25 minute drive (12 kilometers, about 7.5 miles). So if your going to be going to Ica first (by bus from north or south, from the south by car), this is the map for you.
(Of course, like most people that come down from Lima by bus, you would be using this first set of directions once you get to the bus terminal in Ica, and in discussion with a local taxi or collectivo for your short ride north. That is if we have not already made arrangements to meet you, or to send pickup to the bus terminal for you.)
[Although when you click on the map, the directions are in English, when you open the map (clicking on "more options") use the 'option' to change it to the language of your choice.]
Of course if you are coming from the north (Lima, Pisco, Paracus) by your own personal vehicle, you may want to find your way to the Mission without having to go to the city center in Ica first. The second map should help you if that refers to you. This map guides you to the mission without needing to go to the city center of Ica first. The map shows from Guadalupe (just north of Ica) on the Pan American Highway which runs by the Mission area to the west. If you are feeling really adventurous and are good with google maps and GPS, and if you don't mind a few gravel roads, you could come almost due east from Guadalupe to the road that comes into our village of El Carmen. But the map is the safest way to come and keeps you on paved road (I do believe).
In either case, we want you to find us, so hope that these maps help to that end. God bless you and safe travels!! We'll keep a light on ! (oh that's someone else's commercial, sorry)
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