A beach resort in the North of Arequipa, boasting calm seas and clear waters. It was one of the most important beaches for the Incas, and the Qhapaq Ñan (Inca Trail) once reached this area, almost in a straight line, making it the shortest route between Cuzco and the Peruvian coast. Here you are able to see some of the ancient llama pens.
As part of the fun, visitors can rent kayaks or hike around the area, where they can see rocks of all shapes and sizes, with strange forms.
Mollendo is the traditional resort for people from Arequipa. It is a scenic metropolis made up of beautiful alleyways, grey sand beaches and gentle waves. The most popular beaches are Primera Playa or Playa Uno (First Beach), Segunda Playa (Second Beach), and Catarindo, among others. There are many different hotels and restaurants.
South of Arequipa, this small resort boasts a very pretty beach and a town that has carefully preserved its old wooden houses which date back to the last century. Set amongst extraordinary scenery that stands out for its vegetation, it is close to the famous Mejía Lagoons, to which countless migratory birds flock.
Boca de Río
A welcoming resort with a beach with shallow waters. Here you can find hotels, restaurants, nightclubs during the summer and great beaches. The famous "playazos" (beach parties), organised by private companies, bring together hundreds of young people of all ages for hours of music, beach and fun.