The 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 Sof├şa Milanovich owns a prime location beach house here. The action begins with Caballeros, and continues south to Se├▒oritas and into the two Punta Hermosa playas: Playa Norte and La IslaÔÇöall within a two-kilometer (1.2-mile) stretch. Water temperatures average 16┬║C (61┬║F).
Just past the 35-Kilometer mark of the Pan-American Highway is a rough side road that gives access to these playas. The main turn-off is at Kilometer 40. Each major beach is well-signed. Many decent and cheap restaurants, as well as basic lodging, fulfill the needs of anyone coming for the waves, or just pure relaxation.