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6 Beaches to Visit in Peru

by Holly Riddle

Aug 31, 2023


Destinations / Latin America

When travelers think of Peru, they think mountainous landscapes. However, Peru offers so much more than just the Andes. The country boasts 1,500 miles of shoreline and lots of great beaches. Here’s where to go to find some of the best.



Mancora touts the only warm-water break in the country, as well as the largest left-hand point break in the world. As this is a premier surfing destination, if you’re aiming to learn to surf soon, head here; you’ll have your pick of three surf schools.



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Cabo Blanco

Another popular surf destination, Cabo Blanco boasts a unique history as a favorite vacation spot for celebrities in the 1950s and 60s.


Playa Waikiki

Flying into Lima and don’t think you’ll have much time to explore Peru’s coastline? Head to Playa Waikiki, where you can surf amid great views with relatively little travel time.


Punta Hermosa

South of Lima, Punta Hermosa offers your typical beach activities, from paddleboarding to beach volleyball, surfing to sunbathing.




Cerro Azul

You might recognize Cerro Azul from the Beach Boys song, “Surfin’ Safari.” This destination is a fishing village and surfing favorite, including with families.


Los Organos

Want some seclusion? Find it in Los Organos, if you arrive at the right time. The beaches are a great pick, especially if you want to observe endangered sea turtles.


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