The Campo Santo has welcomed tourists for decades, under the watch of the municipal government. This is the entrance that will soon be obsolete, replaced by the new entrance built by COPESCO — a subentity of the Ministry for Tourism. Here, buses of national and international tourists pull up for guided visits. For five soles, or just over one US dollar, they can tour the highlights of the disaster site.
The Campo Santo is just one facet of the mountain that draws large groups of visitors. Usually, these stop on the way to other places of interest in the Huascarán National Park, where there are crystalline glacial lagoons and spectacular trails and viewpoints. Not far beyond the arches, there are small stalls that sell sweets, refreshments, informational DVDs, souvenirs and handicrafts.