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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Peruvian Beaches

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When someone mentions “Peru,” images of bucolic mountain pastures, ancient Incan ruins, and verdant Amazonian jungle are probably the first thing that pop into your mind. But this beautiful South American nation boasts miles and miles of gorgeous Pacific coastline, and it is also home to some amazing beaches. Let’s take a look at some of best beaches Peru has to offer.

Cabo Blanco: Arguably the most famous beach along Peru’s 2,500 kilometers of coastline, Cabo Blanco is routinely hailed as one the best surf spots in the world. When Peruvian surfer Gordo Barreda was scouting the area for great waves, he randomly paid a visit to the village, where he stumbled upon the now famous Peruvian Pipeline. A hollow, powerful left-hanging wave, it is arguably one of the best places to catch a wave on the continent’s entire Pacific coastline. Even before Barreda’s famous discovery, this fishing hamlet long enchanted visitors with its small-town charm and thriving fishing industry. In the 1950s and 1960s, fishermen routinely made the trek to Cabo Blanco in search of the area’s legendary large marlin. The famous writer Ernest Hemmingway spent several months here during the filming of the movie adaptation of his novel “The Old Man and the Sea.” During his stay, he reportedly caught a 700-pound marlin.

Cabo Blanco Peru

Mancora: Once a quaint fishing village, Mancora has exploded onto Peru’s backpacker scene as a major hub in the last decade or so. Located right in the middle of Peru’s sunniest and warmest region, you can relax on beautiful beaches during the day and then party the night away. Mancora is great for travelers on a budget, and cheap hostels abound.

Vichayito: If you want great beaches without a slew of rowdy partiers, Vichayito is an excellent option. Situated about 7 kilometers to the south of Mancora, this is an ideal spot for families. The water is ideal for swimming and kite surfing, and the beaches are clean and quiet.

Punta Hermosa: Just an hour drive from Peru’s capital, Punta Hermosa is popular with Limeños looking for a summer retreat from the city. While not as spectacular as the beaches of Paracas or Mancora, Punta Hermosa’s proximity to Lima makes it a great option for looking for a quick weekend escape from the city.

Asia: Peru’s most opulent beach, Asia is all about glitz and glamour. The upper echelons of Peruvian society have luxurious summer homes at this beach resort town, making it a hub of wealth. The beaches are great, but what really make Asia stand out are its high-end restaurants, luxury shopping center, and dazzling nightclubs.

Asia Beach {eru

Paracas: The Paracas National Reserve boasts some of Peru’s most dramatic desert landscape. Here, enormous sand dunes and dramatic sandstone rock formations meet the azure waters of the Pacific. The reserve, which consists of a total of 335,000 hectares of tropical desert on the Paracas Peninsula, is intended to preserve the area’s rich marine ecosystem as well as protect its unique cultural heritage (the site was of great significance to the Paracas, a pre-Colombian indigenous group that inhabited the area between roughly 800 BC and 1000 BC). There are no formal hotels within the reserve, though there are many sites popular with beach campers.

If you are looking for more luxurious accommodations, they can certainly also be found. Though beach destinations to the north of the country often attract the majority of tourist attention, it is Paracas where you will find the most luxurious beach vacations Peru has to offer. Just a few miles from the park’s entrance, you will find Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort complete with 5-star accommodations, three pools, and a luxury spa.

Marcona: For those really looking to get off of Peru’s beaten tourist trail, we recommend a visit to the rugged, windswept beaches of Marcona, located roughly 8 hours south of Lima. The waters here can be quite cold year-round thanks to the Humboldt current, which brings water up from Antarctica along the Pacific coast of Chile and southern Peru. But the cold temperatures mean that waters are teeming with marine life. With any bit of luck, visitors might catch a glimpse of one of the zone’s enormous seal colonies. The beaches are known for their dramatic rock formations and rough surf, but they are a great place for those looking for options totally free of tourists.

Marcona Beach Peru

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So they you have it, our pick of the best Peruvian beaches. Happy adventuring in Peru!

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When someone mentions “Peru” images bucolic mountain pastures ancient Incan ruins verdant Amazonian jungle probably first thing that into your mind. this beautiful South American nation boasts miles gorgeous Pacific coastline also home some amazing beaches. Let’s take look best beaches Peru offer. Cabo Blanco: Arguably most famous beach along Peru’s 2500 kilometers coastline Cabo Blanco routinely hailed surf spots world. Peruvian surfer Gordo Barreda scouting area great waves randomly paid visit village where stumbled upon Pipeline. hollow powerful left-hanging wave arguably places catch continent’s entire coastline. Even before Barreda’s discovery fishing hamlet long enchanted visitors with small-town charm thriving industry. 1950s 1960s fishermen made trek search area’s legendary large marlin. writer Ernest Hemmingway spent several months here during filming movie adaptation novel “The Sea.” During stay reportedly caught 700-pound marlin. Mancora: Once quaint village Mancora exploded onto backpacker scene major last decade Located right middle sunniest warmest region relax then party night away. travelers budget cheap hostels abound. Vichayito: want without slew rowdy partiers Vichayito excellent option. Situated about south Mancora ideal spot families. water swimming kite surfing clean quiet. Punta Hermosa: Just hour drive from capital Punta Hermosa popular Limeños looking summer retreat city. While spectacular Paracas Mancora Hermosa’s proximity Lima makes option quick weekend escape city. Asia: opulent beach Asia glitz glamour. upper echelons society have luxurious homes resort town making wealth. great what really make stand high-end restaurants luxury shopping center dazzling nightclubs. Paracas: National Reserve dramatic desert landscape. Here enormous sand dunes sandstone rock formations meet azure waters Pacific. reserve which consists total 335000 hectares tropical Peninsula intended preserve rich marine ecosystem well protect unique cultural heritage (the site significance Paracas pre-Colombian indigenous group inhabited between roughly 1000 BC). There formal hotels within reserve though there many sites campers. If more accommodations they certainly found. Though destinations north country often attract majority tourist attention will find vacations offer. park’s entrance Hotel Paracas Luxury Collection Resort complete 5-star accommodations three pools spa. Marcona: those beaten trail recommend rugged windswept Marcona located hours Lima. quite cold year-round thanks Humboldt current brings Antarctica coast Chile southern Peru. temperatures mean teeming life. With luck might glimpse zone’s seal colonies. known their rough surf place options totally free tourists. Courtesy flickrhivemind.net So pick Happy adventuring Peru!

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