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Máncora

The surf is sweet in Máncora, and its growing reputation as a surfer's paradise has transformed this once small fishing village into a hopping resort town. During the summer, from late December to March, the city's characteristic sandy beaches swell with surfers and sand-bunnies alike. Due to its popularity (or more precisely, the popularity of its beaches), the town has a number of budget hotels and cheap restaurants. A variety of surf schools and bars ensure that any visitor will have plenty to do, both day and night. Máncora is also one of the few Peruvian towns to have surfable waves almost all year round; even in the off season, the city's streets and beaches are bustling with travelers from around the world.

Máncora continues to grow, the Pan-American Highway now lined with closely packed stalls, hotels and restaurants. Higher-end lodging now perches along the highway south of the Cabo Blanco bridge. In recent years, the beach here has suffered erosion, even endangering the new seaside malecón. This hasn’t affected the surfing, though. Máncora continues to be one of Peru’s premier surfing spots.

Pop: 9,100

Alt: app. 5 m/16 ft

Phone Code: 073

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Other places nearby Máncora: Zorritos, Cabo Blanco, Piura, Chiclayo, Las Pocitas And Vichayito, Lambayeque, Paita , Zaña, Tumbes and Huanchaco.







11 May 2012

Hotels in Mancora

Hotel Del Wawa

109963Fernando Paraud picked up the moniker, “Wawa,” a quechuan-based word for “little child” by always being the smallest in his class, and the name stuck even as he became a tall, hunky, ...
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Máncora, Peru

La Posada de Máncora

109964This Hostelling Internacional facility lives up to the high and common standards of the organization. There is a shared area and a community kitchen, both providing ample opportunities for ...
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Máncora, Peru

Hotel Sunset

The best part about Hotel Sunset is it\'s right on the beach, the reason for visiting Máncora. It\'s a cute little place that only has six rooms, pretty much guaranteeing you a quiet time. The rooms ...
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Máncora, Peru

Hotel Puerto Palos

Hotel Puerto Palos is another Máncora beauty. The hotel is new, modern and clean. It\'s right on the beach, with permanent sun umbrellas for guests to use. However, if you get tired of the white ...
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Máncora, Peru

Las Arenas de Máncora

Las Arenas de Máncora is a luxurious hotel on the beach that prides itself on its ability to serve couples for weddings, anniversaries or romantic retreats (and tempting them with couples ...
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Máncora, Peru

Hostal Sol y Mar

For all you surfers out there, the good news is that Sol y Mar is just a few meters from the beach. And if you don\'t surf, walk a few minutes in the other direction and you are in downtown Máncora. ...
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Máncora, Peru

Casa-Hospedaje Crillón

Near the bus stations and one block from the highway, Casa-Hospedaje Crillón is a nice place to spend your nights while in Máncora. It is on a pedestrian street, which guarantees a more tranquil ...
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Máncora, Peru

Loki del Mar

Part of the Loki hostel chain—which is ever-so-popular with young backpackers looking to meet people and party—Loki del Mar has some of the same amenities, including dorms with sturdy bunk beds ...
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Máncora, Peru

The Point

144574Another magnet for party-seeking backpackers, The Point Máncora is located on its own private strip of beach and has its own private beach access. The hostel has four-person, six-person, and eight- ...
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Máncora, Peru

Surfing in Mancora

La Escuela de Wawa

109979“La Escuela de Wawa” or “Wawa\'s School” is sponsored by Peruvian surfing champion, Fernando Paraud, also known as Wawa. Máncora, whose beaches and Pacific currents attract surfers the world ...
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Máncora, Peru

Surfing

109527In Máncora, surfing is practiced by men and women, young and old, like a religion. There are reliable swells at almost all times of the year and the beaches are blessed with the same generally warm ...
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Máncora, Peru

Kitesurfing And Kiteboarding

There is also a growing kitesurfing and kiteboarding scene in Máncora. The wind is consistent, the waves always present and the water is usually warm – making Máncora a hot new spot for these ...
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Máncora, Peru
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