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10 best beaches you must visit in Peru

Peruvian geography enchants tourists from all over the world and our coastline is admired for its paradisiacal beauty and splendid sea that invites the practice of various water sports. There are many points to visit in Peru, also if you’re considering a summer vacation here.

While you are traveling to Peru you may need to keep communication. That’s why you may need to use one of our mobile phone plans for tourists to avoid high roaming costs. In order to make a nice trip here in PeruSIM, we will show 10 best beaches in Peru.

Barlovento

If you are looking for an ideal place to rest and fish magnificent specimens of corvina or sole, you should definitely visit Barlovento. Located between the borders of the provinces of Pisco and Ica, this is one of the best places to travel if you are looking to fish and taste some of the most prized fish of the Peruvian coast.

Experiencing what would probably be the best hand angling experience invites you to visit this fabulous beach on the southern Peruvian coast.

Paracas

In the coastal desert of the Ica region, full of colossal colonies of sea lions and guano birds such as the cormorant and the guanay, lies the district of Paracas. This magnificent peninsula is home to one of Peru’s most important marine wildlife sanctuaries.

A wide range of beach hotels, from budget hostels to luxury resorts, are located in front of the bay, offering the perfect scenario to repair energies with an excellent rest and practice nautical sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. The beaches authorized to visit are La Mina, Raspón, Roja and Yumaque, guarded by amber-colored desert cliffs facing light blue waters.

beaches paracas

Blue Hill

The legendary Beach Boys mentioned this surfing paradise in their first big hit “Surfing Safari”, released in 1962. This picturesque beach resort sits on the edge of the fertile Cañete River valley and is adorned with a long pier, a long stretch of fine sand and the great hospitality of its inhabitants. 

Known as a popular destination for families, this charming artisanal fishing village in the province of Cañete also attracts visitors to relax on its peaceful beach and enjoy its succulent gastronomy in which the emblematic cebiche stands out.

Puerto Viejo

Many would say that Puerto Viejo’s main attraction is surfing, but this beach makes for a perfect weekend getaway. Just an hour and a half south of the city of Lima, the seemingly endless beach is home to a fun place for families and friends. 

The wetlands next to Puerto Viejo beach result in a natural ecosystem that is home to a variety of migratory birds worth appreciating and should be preserved to the fullest.

El Silencio

Located in the seaside district of Punta Hermosa, just 40 minutes by car south of the city of Lima, El Silencio beach welcomes us with its sea of gentle waves that gently sweep the sand and invite you to bathe since they have an average temperature of 20°C in summer.

el silencio beach

Tuquillo

Hidden in the cliffs of Huarmey, about four hours north of the city of Lima, is the secluded beach of Tuquillo. From mountains to sand dunes and rocky cliffs, this place is home to curious caves, lagoons and peculiar rock formations. 

Awarded an ecological prize for its conservation, Tuquillo is one of the least crowded beaches and offers a vast space for sunbathing and enjoying the crystal clear waters of the sea.

Chicama

Also known as Puerto Malabrigo, this beach located north of the city of Trujillo has the longest waves in the world with more than a kilometer long and allows surfing even for beginners. 

In this beautiful seaside resort there are many lodgings and restaurants to rest and savor a succulent gastronomy based on products freshly extracted from the sea, in addition to appreciating unforgettable sunsets.

Lobitos

It is an old fishing settlement with a history of oil extraction dating back to the late 19th century, and recently developed as a favorite tourist destination, among others by surfers, thanks to its great waves that satisfy beginners and professionals.

Lobitos is considered a center for those in search of the perfect waves that hit the westernmost point of continental South America.

Los Organos

If you are looking for a complete beach experience that includes calm waters for the kids, lounging around in the warm sun and surfing, this is the perfect place. Located in the small fishing village of Los Organos, this beautiful stretch of sand offers activities for all ages. Whether it’s a surfing lesson, a snorkeling session, hand-pole fishing, swimming with sea turtles or whale watching, beach lovers will find unlimited opportunities for fun.

With some hotels close to the beach and many houses for rent, Los Organos beach guarantees an unforgettable travel experience.

Punta Sal

For those seeking warm waters and tranquility, Punta Sal is a serene setting with long stretches of sand open to exploration. Located in the far north of Peru, in the Tumbes region, this is also a dream destination for fishing enthusiasts. 

Whether it is spearfishing, hand fishing or taking a boat out to sea, Punta Sal is an ideal place to catch big fish such as tuna.Finally, we know that you have to keep communication with your relatives and friends, that you need to be able to orient yourself in new cities, that you might need help with translation and that you might need to search for restaurants or hotels. That’s why with PeruSIM you can buy a SIM card including the data plan of your need without having to worry about high roaming costs.

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