NORTHERN BEACHES - PERU
TRAVEL AND TOUR INFORMATION
From the North to the South, from the City of Tumbes down to the City of Tacna, from the border with Ecuador to the border with Chile, the Peruvian Coast - a winding strip of deserts and valleys surpasses the three thousand kilometres of extension; an authentic rosary of beaches and bays, creeks and small coves of fishermen who live facing the ocean and its abundant fauna, its pretentious waves and magical sun downs.
The whole length of the surprises by its rustic beauty, but in the Northern zone the enchantments of the beaches are accentuated, the sun becomes eternal, the waters become warmer and the birds fly in flocks, as if they were giving the welcome to the sun revellers that look for good waves and to the adventurers eager to breathe the airs of freedom. Yes, from the North to the South: Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad, four Regions, endless number of beaches, some with colourful wharves and ports, other remote and calm and several turned into attractive resorts, branch of paradise with excellent services and hotel infrastructure.
In Tumbes, border Region with Ecuador and the most distant from the Capital Lima, the summery agenda - being understood to last for all 365 days of the year- includes Zorritos, Cancas and Punta Sal, considered by many like the most beautiful beach of Peru; in addition to a visit by Puerto Pizarro, departure point to visit the Santuario Nacional de los Manglares de Tumbes National Mangrove Reserve, unusual space of greenery in the coastal dryness.
More to the South, in Piura, Mancora reveals itself like the marine corner with better alternatives and tourist offers. Its lukewarm waters, its surf able waves, its excellent climate and even winds (ideal for kite surf and windsurf) turn it into a dream place; a dream that extends to the near beach resort of Pocitas, in the same District, and Vichayito, in the neighbouring Organos.
That is not all; the Northern Sea is more than perfect for deep-sea fishing. Wonderful marlins, groupers and swordfishes, among other species, are captured in Organos and Cabo Blanco, where the Literature Nobel Prize Ernest Hemingway, is said to have been inspired to write his famous novel the Old Man and the Sea.
Every morning in Pimentel (Lambayeque) and Huanchaco (La Libertad) the heirs of the Hispanic cultures offer a wonderful spectacle when "mounting" their Caballitos de Totora (simple boats woven with totora reed), to ride on the waves and to return - if the Pacific allows it with their nets full of fish.
Enchanted sandy Northern beaches, where the fruits of the sea are the base of an excellent gastronomy, with great dishes like the ceviche of lime juice marinated fish, shellfish including black shells (famous for their supposed aphrodisiacal properties) and a diversity recipes with lobsters, crabs, prawns and fine fillets of grouper and sea bass.
One does not resist any more and one is seduced by the rolling of the waves, the warmth of the sand and the refreshing whispers of the wind... ah, and surely you will also enjoy the proverbial hospitality of the Northern people, warm and smiling, burnished by the breeze of the sea, that always will invite you to return to their sunny and dear land.