Piura has streets lit up by the constant northern sun. Its spas and beaches are popular with surfers: Máncora, Colán, Los Órganos, Vichayito and Cabo Blanco (famous for having hosted the writer, Ernest Hemingway) and Lobitos. In this region you can find colonial temples and artisan towns, like Chulucanas and Catacaos. Additionally, there are magical lakes like Las Huaringas. Piura is home to the largest dry region in Peru, the Sechura desert. Its festivals include that of the Señor Cautivo de Ayabaca (Captive Lord of Ayabaca), and Catacaos’ Easter festival, characterized by profound religious devotion.
It has a wide selection of varied food. Piura is the land of eternal summer.
Location: Located in the north of Peru, and shares a border with Ecuador in the north-east. Most of the land is coastal (desert and dry forest ecosystems), and there are some towns and villages in the mountains (moorland and cloud forests).
Size: 35,891 km2 (13,858 sq.miles).