Peru is a country full of beautiful landscapes, delicious food, and friendly people. If you are looking for a destination to have vacations, Peru is the indicated country. Besides having a great cultural diversity, we have many other interesting destinations. For example, if you love the sea, Peru has beautiful beaches to surf or just enjoy the sun in the sand.
For this reason, we are giving you a top 10 of Peruvian beaches that you should visit on your next trip to Peru.
1. Pimentel Beach
Located just 20 minutes from the beautiful city of Chiclayo, in Lambayeque, this place is suitable for surfing. You will love the waves here. Do not be surprised if you find professional athletes practicing this sports discipline, the northern beaches are ideal for surfers due to its waves. Also, the sea is clean and crystal clear. Without a doubt, a great destination to visit in Chiclayo.
2. Naplo in Lima
Lima, also known as the City of Kings, hides tradition and culture among its streets. However, it also owns beautiful spas where you can simply go to relax and disconnect from the city. One of them is the Naplo Spa, a calm and relaxing sea with soft and warm sand. Without a doubt, if you come to Lima on your next visit to Peru, you must stroll through its endless beaches.
3. Mancora, Piura
We can’t talk about the beautiful Peruvian beaches without mentioning the famous Mancora. The favorite place of thousands of young people and adults to spend the New Year, with a clear sea and clear sky. Without a doubt, Mancora offers you the tranquility and calm you seek when you leave the city. In addition, if you are a sports lover, the beaches here are ideal for surfing because of its great waves. A northern paradise that you should visit at least once in your life.
4. Huanchaco Beach – La Libertad
It is the most famous beach in Trujillo, capital of La Libertad. Here you can practice various sports, like surfing. Do you love sea food? The beach of Huanchaco is the ideal place. You can enjoy various typical dishes with the view of the beautiful Trujillo sea. Last but not least, on the beach of Huanchaco, you will see the famous Caballito de totora, used by the Chan Chan and Chimú cultures.
5. Punta Sal Beach, Tumbes
Do you want a place to relax and forget about the city? Punta Sal is the perfect beach. The calm and crystalline sea, soft waves and the sky reflected in the immense ocean will leave you startled. We assure you that it will conquer you at the very first sight! The sand is fine and the sun stays radiant throughout the year. It is also possible to witness an incredible show: humpback whales surfacing, mainly between June and October.
6. Playa Mejía – Arequipa
In the beautiful White City, you will find one of the best beaches! The spa Mejía is characterized by having a crystalline sea. It could even be said that it is an exclusive beach, so you can relax and get away from the noise of the city. Do you like nightlife by the sea? On Mejía beach there are several attractive discos and bars.
7. La Mina Beach – Ica
This paradise is in the Paracas National Reserve, a conservation area of desert and marine areas. Here you can find different marine species, such as sea lions, Humboldt penguins, birds, among others. The scenery is simply amazing, the sea is calm and the waves are gentle. Here you can practice snorkeling too!
8. Tuquillo Beach – Áncash
Tuquillo is the most famous beach of Áncash and it is characterized by always being festive. It is noteworthy that it was chosen as the Best Rural Beach of Peru in the National Competition Eco Playas, conserves its natural resources and healthy environmental condition. The bathers love their fresh and crystalline sea! In addition, you can ride a bike with a great view of the ocean, among other sports.
9. Zorritos Beach – Tumbes
Are you looking for tranquility? Zorritos is the indicated beach. The sands are soft and white. In addition, its warm water with waves is ideal for various water sports. It is worth noting the attractive surroundings of Zorritos, such as the Thermal Baths of Hervideros, natural pools where high-temperature waters appear, with medicinal properties, among others.
10. Puerto Inka Beach – Arequipa
Surrounded by cliffs and huge rock formations that embrace it as a bay. The sand is golden as the sun and the deep blue sea is as blue as the sky. Here you can do various water sports, such as diving. On the other hand, it is worth noting that you can appreciate pre-Inca culture in this place. They are mostly ruins of a settlement of Pre-Inca and Inca cultures, where chullpas, ceremonial tombs, and plazas are among other ruins.
These are just the top 10 of the best beaches in Peru! We assure you they are amazing, come to Peru and do the beach route, you will have an incredible summer time here!
Tourism in Peru is one of the most unforgettable moments you’d live. Whether you like adventure tourism, relax tourism, experiential tourism, archaeological tourism, gastronomic tourism or just looking for a place to have fun with your family. Peru is a very rich country in culture and tradition, a place that owns one of the fascinating world wonders: Machu Picchu. We invite you to do tourism in Peru.
Updated: September 6, 2017