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Máncora Travel Guide

 

Located in northern side of Talara province, 187 Km (116 miles) north of the city of Piura (2 hours by car), the 1,164 kilometer of the North Pan-American Highway, 106 kilometers from the city of Tumbes. Warm water and excellent sun, this resort is considered one of the most important coastal Peru, the Peruvian jet set beach. Emphasize its waves, perfect for practicing surfing and bodyboarding. The beach, located between streams Fernandez (Máncora) and Cunulsa is wide and is characterized by having small pools that depend on seepage from the sea. Máncora has hostels, restaurants, shops to rent surf equipment and handicrafts.

 

Máncora, Pocitas and Vichayito are beaches on the north coast of Piura, with guaranteed sun 300 days a year and low humidity, each offering different alternatives, some for sport fishing height, whale watching, other ideal for surfing and katesurfing, for rest and relaxation and others for great fun.

 

The town of Máncora is located 187 km (116 miles) north of the city of Piura (2 hours by car), the 1.164 kilometer of the North Pan-American Highway, 106 kilometers from the city of Tumbes, 8,500 inhabitants. Warm water and excellent sun, this resort is considered one of the most important coastal Peru, the Peruvian jet set beach.

 

Emphasize its waves, perfect for practicing surfing and body board. The beach, located between streams Fernandez (Máncora) and Cunulsa, is wide and is characterized by small pools that depend on seepage from the sea. For lovers of surfing, the sea is warm water Máncora with an average temperature between 28.2°C (83 °F) and 24.4°C (76°F), with the left reef break waves and pairs long, occasionally pipe (During El Niño). Suitable for beginners and intermediate level. National and international championships surfboard. In the area there are instructors and courses surfboard.

 

Máncora has accommodation facilities for all budgets, restaurants, shops to rent tables, crafts and clothing booths, Internet, ATMs, laundry, medical services, market and shopping area. Horseback riding, ATV and bicycle rentals.

 

The nightlife is very lively and fun, nightclubs and bars that operate until the wee hours of the morning. Prevails in the fine dining restaurants seafood.

 

In recent years there has been an important tourist services associated with its warm beaches for rest and relaxation and paradise for lovers of surfing the great waves and good fun. There are several accommodation options, some beach front and more economic in the village. It also has the concept of hotel, room only and others with an all-inclusive, there are houses and bungalows for rent. The seasons of the year again, Easter, holidays and long holidays you get a lot of tourists and visitors, making it advisable to make your reservation with a good advance.

As an alternate activity for nature lovers, from these beaches is easy to access and visit to Cerros de Amotape National Park .

 

How to get to Mancora

To get Vichayito, Pocitas or Máncora from Lima you have the alternatives by bus of flights. By air alternative is a flight to Piura, Talara or Tumbes. For reference, Máncora is located 187 km from the city of Piura, 106 K. from Tumbes and 69 km from Talara. It also has the option on a trip by bus from Lima. From the cities of Piura, Tumbes and Talara bus or minivan transportation services are available to Máncora. Many of the hotels in this area have transportation from the airport to the hotel.

 

Beaches

 

Pocitas

This beach is located 2 miles south of Máncora, from the dock, and has 3 sections, north, center and south. Residential area is a quieter life and about Máncora, ideal for rest, relaxation and family travel. Its white sand beach has a length of 6 km and has the characteristic that when the tide pools of water formed between the rocks used as swimming pools. For many is considered the most beautiful beach in northern Peru. This beach is well served by accommodation and hotels, with pools and palm trees. Connected with Máncora by unpaved road, motorcycle taxi service.

 

Vichayito

This beach is located 7 km south of Máncora and 5 km north of the Los Órganos beach, the 1.153 kilometer of the North Pan-American Highway, can be accessed by the deviation of the Pan-American or across the dirt road from Máncora - Pocitas. It's a very quiet area, ideal for rest, relaxation and family travel. Recommended for diving, underwater fishing and katesurfing between April and November by strong winds. It has accommodation, spa, beach and restaurants.

 

Poza de Barro

To the northeast of the town of Máncora (30 minutes by motorcycle taxi, 2 hours on horseback, bicycle or 1 hour 4 hours walk). Natural pool of high temperature, with healing properties.

 

Los Pilares de la Quebrada Fernández

West of the Poza de Barro (mud pit) (1 hour and 30 minutes walk from the village called Fernandez). It contains three natural swimming pool separated by small waterfalls. The place is visited by nature lovers and camping.

 

South of Máncora are located other beaches like Los Órganos, Punta Veleros, Ñuro and Cabo Blanco (see more information .... ) and north to Máncora are located beaches in Tumbes like Punta Sal and Zorritos (see more information .... )

 

Videos of Máncora

Máncora

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