May 31, 2017
Peru might not be as famous for its beaches as say Brazil or Colombia, but that does not mean there are no excellent beaches in Peru. In fact the exact opposite seems to be the case, especially in the northern region of Peru, where there is an outstanding selection of beaches, offering great sunbathing, surfing-and watersport possibilities.
Starting off the list of sun-filled destinations are the beaches surrounding the little town of Mancora, a city which still possess the subtle charm of the small fisher village it once was. Bougainvilleas decorate stealthily this coastal place of the North, this busy city that’s used as the same time as a rest and pilgrim place for young hippies and surfers from all over the world. Nowadays it is the hottest beach destination in the north of Peru for both international and domestic tourists. Lined up with the open sea on one side and the dry desert on the other, the beaches of Mancora are essentially one long drag of beaches, located on the long beach stretch between Piura and Tumbes. If you are looking for a magical seaside vacation with year-round sun and warm water temperatures, perfect waves for surfing and exquisite seafood in the many open-aired restaurants, Mancora should be your destination.
You can spend some peaceful and relaxed days, enjoying breakfasts with coffee and bread and evenings of intense twilights. Its long beach allows to go for walks where to see the daily life of local fishmen.