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Pacific Coast North of Lima Things to See and Do

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There are a plethora of activities available on Peru's northern coast, perhaps more so than in any other region. This area is especially rich in archaeological sites. Some of the most noteworthy are the Tombs of Sipán, which were discovered in 1987 and showcases a large collection of extravagant artifacts. Another noteworthy attraction is Chan Chan, which is the ruins of the largest pre-Columbian city in South America.

Visitors to the major cities in this area, including Trujillo, Chiclayo and Piura, can find a variety of museums and city sites to keep them entertained. The towns all also have various markets, which are worth a visit to experience the local culture and find some goodies to take home.

If you are more into a beach scene, Máncora is the perfect place for you. This Peruvian beach town has prime surfing. However, since it had become rather touristy in recent years, many are choosing to escape to the
beautiful beaches of Cabo Blanco, Los Organos and Las Pocitas instead.

Other Activity pages in Pacific Coast North of Lima that may be of interest: Ferreñafe Activities, Tumbes Activities, Piura Activities, Lambayeque Activities, Chiclayo Activites, Zorritos Activities, Trujillo Activities, Máncora Activities, Huanchaco Activities and Huancabamba Activities.

27 Apr 2012

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Visiting Colonial Mansions

As a historically commercial center, Trujillo is home to a number of colonial mansions that are worth a visit. The Casa del Mayorazgo de...

Historical Building
Trujillo, Peru

El Brujo

Once an important site used by the witches of Chicama, El Brujo (The Sorcerer) is a network of ruins and mounds dating back over 5,000 years....

Trujillo, Peru
A Coastal Tour

A Coastal Tour

If you feel like you have visited enough ruins after the many archaeological sites around Chiclayo, then take an afternoon to explore the living...

Other Activity
Chiclayo, Peru
Museo de Las Tumbes Reales de Sipán

Museo de Las Tumbes Reales de Sipán

The Museo de Las Tumbes Reales de Sipán is a stunning, informative and atmospheric exhibition on the discovery and subsequent excavation of the...

Lambayeque, Peru
Chan Chan

Chan Chan

Located five kilometers (3 mi) west of Trujillo, Chan Chan is the largest pre-Columbian city in South America and the capital of the ChimĂş...

Trujillo, Peru

Museo Nacional Sicán

Located in Ferreñafe, about 25 minutes from the city of Chiclayo, this museum's displays show artifacts from the Sicán culture. This includes a...

Ferreñafe, Peru

Museums of Trujillo

Trujillo isn’t just about great archaeological ruins of long-gone empires. It also has a number of museums to suit every...

Trujillo, Peru

Cerros de Amotape National Park

With its four different ecosystems, the Cerros de Amotape National Park, south of Tumbes, stands out as one of the finest models of an equatorial...

National Park
Zorritos, Peru

Surfing Lessons

The surf is up in Huanchaco if you can handle it. Peruvian longboard champions of times gone by now give lessons to those eager enough. Beware:...

Huanchaco, Peru
La Escuela de Wawa

La Escuela de Wawa

“La Escuela de Wawa” or “Wawa's School” is sponsored by Peruvian surfing champion, Fernando Paraud, also known as Wawa. Máncora, whose...

Máncora, Peru

Templo de los Jaguares

The path off the road leads along a blue agave cactus hedge. From afar, this site—dating back to about 1200 AD—doesn’t look like much, just...

Huancabamba, Peru

Huaca Arco Iris

Huaca Arco Iris has garnered several names throughout modern times, as archaeologists and guides have tried to decide exactly what its feature...

Trujillo, Peru

Huaca Esmeraldas

Huaca Esmeraldas formed part of the great Chan Chan citadel complex. Like Chan Chan, it was constructed by the ChimĂş. The outer walls of this...

Trujillo, Peru

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Merced

Iglesia La Merced is one of Trujillo’s oldest churches. It was largely destroyed in the 1759 earthquake. Up to that time, it had remained...

Historical Building
Trujillo, Peru

Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna

For those interested in archaeological activities, the massive Moche pyramids of Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna (Pyramids of the Sun and the...

Trujillo, Peru
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