Beaches in Peru

Peruvian beaches are an undiscovered treasure. Whilst its ancient ruins, majestic countryside and captivating cities tend to grab the limelight, Peru’s beaches have much to offer the discerning traveller.

Particular highlights include Paracas and Mancora, which both offer a relaxing and pleasant stay, fine hotels and restaurants, and a host of leisure and cultural attractions.

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Paracas

The home of Pisco Sour, Gateway to the Nazca Lines and fun-filled dunes

When you arrive in Paracas, you’re struck by its wonderfully picturesque, calm ocean. However, this area is surprisingly also a big draw for kite surfers, attracted by the good afternoon winds.

Paracas Bay is dotted with several nice hotels – perfect places to while away time and enjoy great poolside swimming and sunbathing.

A stay in Paraca also provides the unmissable opportunity to take a flight over of the famous Nazca Lines. These ancient lines etched into the sand are so large they can only be seen from the air, and their origins remain shrouded in mystery. We can arrange a trip over this breathtaking spectacle.

In addition, the desert’s giant sand dunes make for a perfect playground. Why not try your hand at desert sandboarding or taking a buggy ride on the dunes?

And last but not least, Ica is worth a visit. Home of the nation’s national drink, Pisco Sour, it also boasts a great little museum, the Oasis of Huacachina, and local vineyards where the majority of Peru´s wine is grown.

Paracas is perfect for those seeking a combination of beach lifestyle, exotic history and local culture.

Getting to Paracas

Paracas is very accessible. It lies south of Lima, roughly 3-4 hours drive, with regular first-class coaches traveling the route throughout the day.

Mancora

Exceptional beaches, guaranteed sun and fantastic seafood

Mancora is all about the exotic beach lifestyle, with an expanse of beautiful yellow sand and plenty of good accommodation right on the beach.

There’s a host of fine fish and seafood restaurants too, serving up delicious dishes including Peruvian cerviche.

Mancora really is a great place to relax and unwind. And because it benefits from sunshine 365 days a year, you’re guaranteed a sun tan – just another reason why many people choose to round off their trip to Peru in style here.

In addition to the sunshine and leisure, there are a host of activities on offer too. You can horse ride, take surfing lessons (the ocean here is exceptionally good for surfers) and of course take advantage of the excellent swimming.

Getting to Mancora

Mancora is just under a two-hour flight from Lima, followed by a 90-minute drive from Tumbes airport. Alternatively, you can take an overnight bus direct from Lima.

As with all Travel Peru itineraries, the choice is always yours.

I will be delighted to design a bespoke trip to cater to your taste, budget and available time.

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