Here, in the desert and the sweltering valleys, lie important archaeological remains, such as pyramids and administrative centres. This is the land of the kings that ruled the north of Peru centuries ago, one of whom has returned from the past: the Lord of Sipán. There are also other significant archaeological sites to explore, such as Sicán, Túcume and Chotuna, as well as state-of-the-art museums with priceless collections.
Lambayeque also has beaches, like the Pimentel beach resort, nature, in the form of the Pómac forests and the Chaparrí reserve, and an excellent gastronomic tradition that is embedded in the DNA of its people.
Location: on the north coast of Peru. Although most of the region is located in the desert, it does have other ecosystems, like the dry forest and the coastal “yungas” (tropical valleys).
Size: 14,213 km2 (5,488 sq.miles).