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Chiclayo, located in the northern part of Peru, has a mix of everything—sun, oasis and a cool breeze. Its prime location attracts business from around the area, and its optimal weather attracts vacationers. However, its latest claim to fame is its recent archaeology findings.

If you go to Chiclayo, be sure to visit Pimentel, a modern beach resort that provides opportunities for water sports such as surfing. You can also see local fishermen, who have been using their fishing practices for thousands of years.

Just 35 kilometers (21.7 mi) from Chiclayo is Huaca Rajada, a complex where archaeologists discovered the tomb of the Moche Lord, otherwise known as the Lord of Sipán, a high-ranking leader whose body was accompanied by gold relics and jewelry. Now you can check out the treasures found at the tomb at the Royal Tombs of Sipán by taking a short drive to the small city of Lambayeque. Other archaeological finds of the Chiclayo area are displayed in the Bruning Archaeological Museum and the Sicán National Museum.

Make time to visit TĂşcume, also known as the Valley of the Pyramids, where you can see 26 pyramids. Explore the archaeological sites and the natural landscape, as well as experience folk healing and a culture interchange in general. The active participation of the community in the preservation has made it possible for travelers to learn about their natural and cultural heritage.

Chiclayo is also famous for its fine cooking. One of the most popular dishes is arroz con pato (duck served with rice) and cebiche (raw fish marinated in lemon juice).

Population: 546,054

Altitude: 29 m/95 ft

Phone Code: 074


Other places nearby Chiclayo: Ferreñafe, Piura, Máncora, Cabo Blanco, Caral, Zaña, Catacaos, Zorritos, Las Pocitas And Vichayito and Paita .

03 May 2012

Hotels in Chiclayo

Garza Hotel in Chiclayo

Garza Hotel in Chiclayo is a modern hotel conveniently located just five blocks from the main square, near the city\'s commercial area. The hotel has 94 rooms and offers a restaurant, bar/casino, ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Hospedaje San Lucas

Run by a kind-hearted woman, the former Hostal Lido is its old self. Backpackers can shoestring their trip one more night in a room here. If you\'ve found yourself in a room on the roof, enjoy the ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Hotel ParaĂ­so

Professionally run Hotel ParaĂ­so attracts a business clientele. It charges mid-range prices, and delivers on both cleanliness and comfort. Rooms are warmly decorated and come with private bathrooms ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Hotel Central

Two blocks behind the main plaza, Hotel Central runs a tight ship. Its 56 rooms have comfortable beds, private bathrooms with hot water and television. Some even sport a mini-fridge, Jacuzzi and air ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Hostal Sicán

Hostal Sicán offers single and double rooms with cable TV and a private bathroom, which has very good hot showers The hostel can be noisy, though; ask for rooms on upper floors. A simple breakfast ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Hotel Tumi de Oro

Hotel Tumi de Oro is a bit far from the center of town and the bus terminals, but the price is right. It is one of the cheaper hotels for someone traveling alone in Chiclayo. The large, modern ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Hostal Victoria

Hostal Victoria is a great deal for people traveling in pairs. Its large rooms are generously furnished with a desk, fan, reading lamp, cable TV and a very comfortable overstuffed chair. There is hot ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Hostal Sol Radiante

It seems all hotels in Chicalyo come wrapped up in a glass-paneled modern architecture. Hostal Sol Radiante is no exception. The rooms are a good size and are amply furnished. Besides central-heated ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Restaurants in Chiclayo

Las Américas

This stalwart among Chiclayano restaurants serves all the local dishes, including the lusted-after duck with rice. Nestle into one of its round booths and watch the comings and goings of passersby in ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Restaurant Romana

Romana is another longtime favorite for taste buds favoring the local delights, some of which are a bit adventurous. Pasta dishes, humitas (corn tamales steamed in corn husks) and sandwiches, as well ...
Chiclayo, Peru


At its new location, this vegetarian place will continue to impress you with its savory meals at bargain prices like at its other locations in Peru. The menu of the day is always tasty, or try some ...
Chiclayo, Peru

El Trebol Café

Fill your sweet tooth and coffee addiction here, while enjoying a pretty view of the main plaza. El Trebol Café offers simple breakfasts and snack food, too. It\'s next door to Las Américas in the ...
Chiclayo, Peru


A flurry of yuppified restaurants and cafés have entered Chiclayo. This one claims to have the flavor of Chiclayo, as it says on the menu. Indeed, Hebron serves typical parrilladas (BBQs) akin to ...
Chiclayo, Peru

Restaurant Fiesta

This small, cozy restaurant, which from the outside is indistinguishable from a private home, boasts that it offers the finest cuisine of northern Peru. Its welcoming, intimate atmosphere and ...
Chiclayo, Peru
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