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Near Lima

The hottest ticket near Lima, especially in summertime, are the beach resorts that stretch for kilometers along the coast. The ones to the south are some of the country's best—and most challenging—surfing spots at Punta Hermosa, Punta Negra and famed Cerro Azul. But it doesn't end there. The region is dotted with ancient cities like Pachacámac. Lunahuaná in the Cañete River valley offers lots of canoeing and rafting opportunities. All these destinations make fine day trips from the capital, though all these villages offer lodging for those who want to soak in these more tranquil environs.









28 Jan 2012

Things to do in Near Lima

Punta Hermosa Beaches

108912The area around the coastal town of Punta Hermosa, 40 kilometers (24 miles) south of Lima, is lined with numerous world-class breaks. It is no coincidence that Peruvian champ SofĂ­a Milanovich owns a ...
Surfing, City
Lima, Peru

Cerro Azul

108910 Famously listed, just after “Laguna” in the Beach Boy’s song “Surfin’ Safari,” Cerro Azul is a consistent left point break that goes tubular. When the sea gets going, a quick, strong ...
Surfing, City
Lima, Peru

Señoritas

108926 Señoritas beach is just around the headland south of Caballeros. Here beginner and advanced surfers can hit the strong left, reef-break wave that often is long and tubular, reaching up to three ...
Surfing, City
Lima, Peru

Playa Norte & La Isla

108927 At the town of Punta Hermosa, not only will you find larger resorts and good restaurants along the beach, but you’ll have two great surf beaches to choose between. The board-breaking shore-break ...
Surfing, City
Lima, Peru

Punta Negra & Punta Rocas

108928Three kilometers (1.8 miles) south of Punta Hermosa you’ll find Punta Negra (Pan-American Highway Km 42). This area is usually full of families and is lined with umbrellas and restaurants on ...
City, Surfing
Punta Negra & Punta Rocas, Lima, Peru

Pachacámac

Roughly 31 kilometers (19 miles) south of Lima you will find the ancient city of Pachacámac. Begun in 200 A.D., Pachacámac was expanded by the Wari tribe and then incorporated into the Inca empire. ...
Ruin
Lima, Peru

Mamacona Stables

Visitors to Lima who want to explore ancient ruins, sandy beaches and the Peruvian countryside can do so in a traditional way riding a Peruvian paso horse. The Mamacona Stables complex outside Lima ...
Horseback Riding
Lima, Peru

Caballeros

The first beach along the Punta Hermosa side access road is Caballeros. This is a regional classic for mostly experienced surfers. The waves are right reef-breaks, long and with a tubular section, ...
Surfing, City
Lima, Peru
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