After relaxing a few hours in a beach chair, it was great with a long walk along the beach... There are many birds on the beach, searching for food in the sand or flying in large flocks just over your head. I have no idea what kind of birds, but many – and in all sizes...If you walk right from the hotel, you can follow the beach to the Mancora...more
There's a little shack on between the city of Mancora and the Muelle that serves as a place to hire motorcycles. Without asking for any ID, documentation, or downpayment, the owner let us rent two bikes for 5 hours for a grand total of S./100. If you've never riden a bike before, you should get over to the dust field that's near the bridge to test...more
Punta Sal and Mancora are certainly only beach vacations places, nothing to do with this general idea: I go to Peru to learn about the inca culture, do trekking in the anden or visit museums....it´s just and only normal beach life!! But beautiful relaxing. Besides if you are on your way to Ecuador its a beautiful place to have a stop.more
If you haven't taken the warnings of 'Don't eat from street vendors' to heart, this is a lovely sandwich vendor on the streets of Mancora. Frequently found near the mainstreet courtyard. Chicken, beef, or egg with papas fritas, lettuce, tomato and a variety of sauces. Simple. You can also get a potato stuffed with various meat and sauce.more
Hotel Casa de Playa is located a few kilometres outside Mancora, and if you don’t want to walk to town, a motor taxi is the best form of transportation. However the ride is a little bumpy and dusty - especially when driving on dirt road, but not too bad in my opinion. There are some full-covered motor taxis and they are better to handle the dust –...more
Tuk tuk drivers are notorious for trying to rip you off. I was told before arriving that getting to my hostel would cost no more than 1 or 2 soles. My tuk tuk driver agreed to 2 soles and off we went. On arrival he said 'No, 5'. I gave him the 2 we agreed upon. When taking a tuk tuk try to make sure you have exact change and don't use notes.more
If you decide to go for a stroll along the beach and walk north - do not walk past the Point Hostel (day or night) as this is an unsafe area for tourists. A friend of mine forgot being told this and walked past the hostel and was robbed by some teens with bolt cutters (he had about 7 soles on him so just handed it over).Also after hitting some...more
When in mancora head to the CHICHERIA, it is where the famous chicha is served. Chicha is a fermented corn drink typical to Peru. Go with some locals to the chicheria and the chichera( lady who makes the chicha) will give you some cebiche for free with your bucket, enjoy!!more
To take a ride in a horse near the seashore early in the morning or late in the afternoon, is just magnificent.
the horse owners come by the beach properties, hotels and bungalows and one can just ask them to come at the time one would like to depart.
It is 10 soles for 30 minutes (that is about 3 dolars )
this picture is in front of the waterfront of Playa Bonita hotel
Equipment: Make sure to wear pants or take your towel for a knee / leg protection protection, if you like to gallop.
ok, it´s more about Punta Sal than Mancora, but Punta Sal isn´t mentioned in VT. But in general it´s all the same in these two villages. There is beach, some stores (only in Mancora, Punta Sal doesn´t have anything) and a little bit nightlife in Mancora as well. But it´s hot!!!!!!!! I mean really warm. You can swim, lay in the pool, drink your cocktail, read your book and don´t think in anything. Beach Holidays in Peru, not what you think about normally when you think about Peru.
Fondest memory: never been nearer to the equator so far. It´s so hot, fortunately there´s always a bit of wind at the coast.