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Mancora and the north coast: Fact file

When to go

Constant sunshine and balmy temperatures make this a prime beach destination all year round. The trendy youth and surfer sets descend in large numbers in the southern summer, Dec-Feb, so if you like bars, pumping music and people-watching, that’s the time to go. It is quieter outside this period but never totally dead.



Getting local currency

Peruvian Nuevo Sol. Bring local currency with you from a previous larger destination, since notes in local currency or US dollars can be withdrawn from ATMs using a UK credit or debit card in all substantial towns. Numerous money exchange offices exchange US dollars cash (few accept euros or sterling and the rate may be poor).

Time difference

GMT -5 hours.

Getting there

A couple of daily flights from Lima to Tumbes, the nearest airport, take 2 hours, to Piura (6-10 per day) 1 hour 40 mins.

Combines with

Zorritos, another up-and-coming beach resort 27 km south of the border with Ecuador; a tour of the archaeological sites of northern Peru such as Chan Chan and Sipán, or the loveliest colonial cities of the north, Trujillo and Cajamarca: drive up the Pan American highway or fly to Tumbes, 85 km from Máncora, or Piura (128 km); any tour of Peru after which you are looking for a beach wind-down, since there are daily flights to and from Lima.

Key events

New Year and Semana Santa (Easter variable, 13-20 Apr 2014):  A busy time with many Peruvian holiday-makers.

Independence Day (Fiestas Patrias): 28 Jul annually: a busy couple of days celebrated all over town. 
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