Departamento de Piura Travel Guide

  • Máncora... so many beautiful sunsets!
    Máncora... so many beautiful sunsets!
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  • Máncoran sunset
    Máncoran sunset
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  • Tuk tuks!
    Tuk tuks!
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  • Tuk-tuks

    Máncora Warnings and Dangers

    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.

  • El Defin Azul

    Máncora Hotels

    Be warned, this hotel is well out of the main Mancora hub and is located on the north side of the...

  • Safe areas to walk on the beach

    Máncora Warnings and Dangers

    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...



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  • Vicus Museum

    Piura Things to Do

    A good museum to gain an overall impression of the Vicus culture. There is a gold vault in the basement, which is open Tuesday - Friday and costs S/.4 - this exhibits items found in Vicus tombs in the NW of Peru.Loos on the ground and first floor.Has a place to leave hats, small bags, etc.Can be absolutely stiflingly hot, 'cos they don't appear to...


    Piura Hotels

    Calle Libertad 875, Piura, PE

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Very good!

    Piura Restaurants

    Has an extensive menu of mostly Northern Peru dishes. All the ones we tried were very good. The portions are huge, so you might consider sharing. The restaurant is open all day but lunch, being the main meal of the day for Peruvians, is the busiest time. The one time we ate in the evening, there were only two other tables with diners - not that it...


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