Peru Coastline Destinations
On this second part of the brief “Peru travel guide” we can go over some of the major destinations and activities you can take part in once you leave the capital city of Lima. As beautiful and entertaining as Lima can be with majestic views of the pacific ocean from Miraflores and Barranco or the cosmopolitan feel of San Isidro and its first class restaurants the best part of the country is still to be seen.
An option is to go through the coastal areas which are relatively near to Lima such as Inca. Paracas and Nazca. When you travel to Ica you can be sure you will get some sun. it is a part of the country which has sun almost year round. Here you can have the change to ride dune buggies through the giant sand dunes or go sand boarding (another appealing activity this region is known for). Further south is located the Paracas nature reserve; the ocean breeze and salty air hit you in the face as you come closer to this area. This place is known for its beach town which is an access point to get to the ballestas Islands which house a large population of sea lions and a vast variety of sea birds and fish species. The waters here are very fertile and make for a fishermans paradise. if you love fresh fish than this place has some great fish based dishes for you; restaurants here go straight to the docks and buy fish so freshness is not an issue.
If you continue to head south you will eventually reach Nazca and its desert. This area is known across the world for the mysterious markings on the earth known as “The Nazca Lines”. These lines are giant shapes in humanoid. plant and animal forms. their origin is a mystery and so is their use.
There are of course more coastline locations if you decide to go north toward the equator. The beaches here are warmer than in the south and make for great places to not just tan thanks to the equatorial line but also go swimming in warm waters. Among several here are some of these warm northern Peru destinations Trujillo. Piura. Tumbes and the popular beaches of Mancora and Punta Sal among many others.