Where are the nicest beaches?


Peru's best beaches are along the North Coast. Máncora is a favorite of surfers and non-surfers alike. It has steady waves and sees around 300 sunny days per year.

Punta Sal is a laid-back, crescent-shaped beach that is perfect for swimming, kayaking, or jet skiing. Just south of Punta Sal is Vichayito, which offers travelers a quiet and pleasant place to stay on Peru's northern coast.

Just outside Trujillo is Huanchaco, a mellow beach and fishing village where you can watch local fishermen paddle out on beautiful reed rafts known as caballitos de tórtora.

Órganos is a broad, white-sand beach that boasts good surfing. Las Pocitas is another lovely beach that sports interesting rock formations and tide pools.