BEST BEACH IN PERU VISIT MANCORA OR PUNTA SAL IN PIURA
Today’s guests in Northern Peru are usually more well-behaved and relaxed. They arm themselves with surfboards and beach mats instead of swords. Máncora is a hot spot among surfers and backpackers. In deed, the former fishing village has heavenly starting conditions for a tourist mecca at its disposal: fine sand, waves for surfers, but also quiet and shallow bays for the family, hot dance clubs, and gorgeous and beach weather all-season. The equatorial streams provide a well-balanced climate. Water temperatures are never below 20 degrees Celsius (68 F) and extreme, toasty heat is also very rare.
The Panamericana leads right through the middle of Máncora - (Photo: Wolfy Becker)
Máncora - located more than 1,000 km (620 m) north of the capital of Lima- is the most popular beach resort in Peru and yet it still hasn’t awoken from its slumber. It seems as if the place doesn’t really know if it actually wants to wake up. The good example for the touristic siesta: Máncora’s beach has plenty of postcard motifs but you may have a hard time finding any picture postcards for sale in the whole town.