Five must-see beautiful beaches in Peru
Áncash is a Peruvian department that has become famous for its spectacular views of the Cordillera Blanca (White Mountains) and the Callejón de Huaylas valley, imposing natural attractions that protect perfect trails for extreme sports such as trekking.
In addition, Áncash is also known worldwide for being home to the Chavín de Huántar archaeological complex, which National Geographic has called the "Rome of the Andes". People used to come to this ceremonial center to receive answers from their deities and leave offerings to their gods. Its supreme divinity was represented in the Lanzon or Wari God, a large sculpted monolith almost 13 feet high in the shape of a spear, which is reached via narrow passageways.
However, few know that, when visiting this stunning Peruvian destination, you can also enjoy the charm of its amazing beautiful beaches, known to be the perfect destination to relax and enjoy the sun. But what makes the Áncash beaches so special? Definitely their tranquility, lack of crowds and beautiful landscapes. In addition, their waters are calm and crystalline, and the sand is fine and clear, something not very easy to find in the southern part of the Americas.
If you are looking for crystal clear water and soft sand, this is the beach for you. Considered one of the Peruvian fishing paradises, it is characterized by its picturesque sunsets. In addition, its waves seem to have been designed to suit all tastes: while its waves are gentle to the right, to the left they are ideal for people looking to experience the thrill of surfing.
Tuquillo Beach, Áncash
Unlike Tuquillo, Maracaná is a beach with larger waves, which contrasts with the tranquility that can be felt on the sand, as it is not usually visited by so many people. This makes it perfect for more experienced surfers who find it the perfect setting for adrenalin-filled camps. To get to this beach you can go to Tuquillo and then you have to walk 15 minutes.
The beauty of this beach lies in the softness of its sand, the color of its sea and the landscape it offers, but also in the number of beaches of similar beauty that surround it. As if that weren't enough, the restaurants in the area serve up some of the tastiest flavors in the entire region.
This beach is a place where tranquility and fun live alongside each other in surprising harmony. No matter how different the tastes in your group of friends or family are, at Tortugas there’s something for everyone. In addition to swimming in its clear waters, you can fish, dive and go yacht sailing. It can be reached by private car or public transport.
Balneario Tortugas, Áncash
In addition to beautiful beaches, the Áncash coastline has many more attractions that, if you have a bit more time, you cannot miss on your next trip:
Las Aldas Archaeological Remains
A construction from the pre-Inca period, approximately 1,600 BC. Its location on top of a hill reveals that it was a strategic point for carrying out religious ceremonies. Las Aldas is located 9 miles south of Casma.
Located 25 minutes from the city of Chimbote, the beach has crystal clear waters and receives a lot of visitors in the summer season. It is an ideal place to enjoy with the family because it offers boat trips and other activities.
El Dorado Beach
Known for the tranquility of its wave-free waters, you can dive, walk and go on boat trips. Located 6 miles from Chimbote, it is one of the most captivating beaches on the coastline.