We are going to the beach, to the kingdom of the sand and the sea, to the Pacific shore paradises of the Regions of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad. We are going to the North of Peru, discovering valleys and deserts through the window of a bus or checking out the coast line from the air, between the wisps of clouds. We are going... the sun beckons to us…
In order to arrive at different beaches of the Peruvian North, you will need to use as hubs or operation centres the Regional Capitals: Tumbes, Piura, Chiclayo (Lambayeque) and Trujillo (La Libertad).
You can reach all these cities it is arrived by land or air and they are perfect as starting points for the final bits towards the shores of the Pacific. The distances are variable and in most of the cases the roads are paved with asphalt. Before initiating your trip, consider the following things:
- By Air, the airports CAP FAP Pedro Canga Rodriguez (Tumbes), CAP FAP Guillermo Iberico Shell (Piura), CAP FAP Jose To Quiñones Gonzales (Chiclayo) and CAP FAP Carlos Martinez Pinillos (Trujillo), receive daily flights coming from Lima. The trip, depending on the city of destiny, takes between 60 to 90 minutes.
Once there, the traveller will have to continue his route by highway towards the dreamed beach.
If your final destinations are the beaches of Puerto Pizarro, Zorritos, Cancas, Punta Sal (in Tumbes), Mancora, Vichayito, Organos and Cabo Blanco (in Piura), we recommend you to fly to the Cities of Tumbes and Piura, the ones nearest to these beaches.
In order to visit Colán and Nonura, you should fly into Piura; if you want to go to Pimentel or Santa Rosa, your starting point must be Chiclayo and if you wish to go to Huanchaco you should take a plane to Trujillo (Capital of La Libertad).
It is a good idea to reserve your tickets ahead of time, especially in the Summer (December to March), when Lima families and groups travel to the North to enjoy and spend their vacations.
- By Land, from Lima through the Panamericana Norte - the Panamericana Northern Highway, a road which runs following the coast. The trip until Trujillo, the nearest Northern Capital, lasts approximately 8 hours, and, until Tumbes, on the border with Ecuador, nearly 18 hours.
The transport companies that cover the route, offer direct services, with food included, air conditioned vehicles and comfortable reclining seats or beds.