About Piura

Piura is a department located in northwest Peru and offers a variety of geographic areas to the visitor. From tropical beaches in front to the Pacific Ocean to the Andean mountains as Huaringas in Huancabamba, the vast desert of Sechura and equatorial dry forests.


Ancient pre-Columbian cultures lived here as Vicus, Tallan and then the sequences of the Moche, Chimú and the Incas, who bequeathed important archaeological sites.