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Surfing Peru
Surfing in Chicama

Chicama, located in the department of La Libertad, is famous for boasting the world's longest wave. It divides into four sections: the point, the cape, the "man" and the "pier". Each section is a wave in itself, with its own character and speed. Surfers say to surf Chicama, one needs an extra pair of legs. The wave is a classic left-running Peruvian wave and grows with south and west-running currents. Its ideal size is 2 meters.

Climate: The climate is pleasant and sunny all year-long, with average temperatures of 18.9°C (maximum 30°C, minimum 16°C). The rain season runs from June-August.

Access: Chicama lies 94 km (an hour-and-a-half) northwest of the city of Trujillo. The cove, also called Malabrigo, is reached by taking the detour at Paiján, at Kilometer 614 of the North Pan-American Highway.

Services: The area has lodgings and restaurants.

Apt for all kinds of vehicles.


Inca Trail

Bayovar Nonura

Colca Valley Hike

Pico Alto

Cordillera Blanca

Cabo Blanco

Salcantay Loop

Punta Rocas

Llama Trek


Beyond the Mountains

San Gallan

Cordillera Huayhuash

La herradura

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Cordillera Blanca

Hiking at the Cordillera Blanca

The Cordillera Blanca is riddled with countless trekking circuits. However, some of them have become world-famous: the route of the Quebrada Santa Cruz gully is possibly the most popular of all. The trek sets out from Cashapampa and ends up in the gorge of Quebrada Llanganuco, at the edge of the emerald-green waters of the Llanganuco lakes.

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