Piura in Peru

About Piura

Piura is a region in northwestern Peru. Full of joy and song, was in 1532 the first city founded in Peru by Francisco Pizarro. At present, it is an important center of economic progress in northern Peru. Only twelve kilometers from the city is Catacaos, known for its skilled artisans who work in straw, cotton, silver and gold and for its exquisite restaurants. The town of Chulucanas is another well-known place, but this time for ceramics and excellent chicherias (taverns where chicha, a local drink, is served).

The coast of Piura offers many diverse attractions. Mancora beach, situated close to the Piura-Tumbes boundary, is a small cove with beautiful beaches very appreciated by surfers, and entire families. Near the south lies Cabo Blanco, famous for the people prestige like Ernest Hemmingway, attracted by ocean fishing for marlin, swordfish, and grouper. Today, it is the perfect place to surf since some of the best waves in Peru are find here. Colan is the main beach resort for the residents of Piura, lovely for its typical wooden houses set upon pylons at the edge of the sea.

On the way to the highlands in the province of Huancabamba, you find the Huaringas, an enclave for shamans and mystic healers and an area of medicinal lakes and Apus, Protector Mountains.

Recommended Piura Tours

After a detailed review of the commentaries and experiences of our passengers, we can recommend the following Piura tours. We are really sure. you will enjoy as much as them.

Piura Map

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