Temples, pyramids and mud cities that survive the inclement weather: Chan Chan, Huaca del Sol y la Luna and El Brujo. The area offers stunning colonial architecture and living culture with deep-rooted traditions, such as fishing on Caballitos de Tortora (the traditional reed rafts of the northern coast), and famous beaches that attract surfers from around the world.
This is the birthplace of the sensual and seductive "marinera", the national dance of Peru.
Location: north coast of Peru, with beaches, fertile valleys, mountains and jungle.
Size: 25,962 km2 (10,024 sq. miles)