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Cabo Blanco

Cabo Blanco is a small fishing town along Peru’s northern coast. Located about 21 miles (34 km) south of Máncora, Cabo Blanco is well known for its spectacular fishing and surfing.

Cabo Blanco is one of Peru’s best fishing grounds. This is largely because it’s where the cold Humboldt Current meets the warm El Niño Current, mixing numerous nutrients and attracting all sorts of fish. It was once internationally famous for the Cabo Blanco Fishing Club, which hosted stars like Norman Rockefeller, Bob Hope, and Ernest Hemingway in the 1950s and 1960s. The fishing club closed years ago, but new hotels may be in the works for this area. At the present moment, however, not much fishing is done here.

Cabo Blanco is also a popular surfing destination. From October–January, and again in June, Cabo Blanco sees enormous waves. Some waves reach up to 12 feet (3.5 m) and can travel for around 240 feet (70 m). The waves can break in front of rock, so be very careful when surfing here.