Peru - North Coast (PDF Chapter)

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This is the North Coast chapter from Lonely Planet’s Peru guidebook.

This savage shore has some of the best surfing in the world. It’s also home to a jaw-dropping array of archaeological sites, colonial cities, evocative desertscapes and a few verdant valleys, while up north, Peru’s only mangrove forests cling for their lives.

  • wander the high-walled adobe ruins of Chan Chan and marvel at the 700-year-old friezes
  • maps
  • indulge in sun, surf and sand in Máncora, Peru’s premier beachside hot spot
  • transportation
  • ogle the vast wealth of once-buried booty at the North Coast’s best museum, Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán outside Chiclayo
  • restaurants & accommodations

Coverage includes: Barranca, Casma, Chimbote, Trujillo & around, Huanchaco, Puerto Chicama (Puerto Malabrigo), Pacasmayo, Chiclayo & around, Piura, Playa Lobitos, Cabo Blanco, Máncora, Punta Sal, Zorritos, Tumbes, Puerto Pizarro, Reserva de Biosfera del Noroeste, Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape and Santuario Nacional los Manglares de Tumbes.

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