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Get to know the beaches of Huarmey, a paradise in the Pacific

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Get to know the beaches of Huarmey, a paradise in the Pacific

Tired of the same southern beaches? Come to the beaches of Huarmey! Your friends at redBus recommend two perfect places to tan your skin this summer.


Huarmey is a destination that is very close to Lima, with a coastline full of beaches to discover. As always, we bring you the best points so you can rest and have fun in the best way. On this occasion, we recommend visiting Tuquillo and La Pocita, the two best beaches in Huarmey.


Below, we give you all the information you will need to know to take advantage of these two beaches. Get your group together and choose dates so you can take advantage of these two places in Huarmey that will ensure you have fun this summer.


Where is?

The beaches of Huarmey, a port city, are located in the province of Huarmey, Áncash. To get to Huarmey it takes a 4-hour trip from Lima. The North Pan-American Highway will be your guide throughout the entire journey.


Because the beaches of Huarmey are neither so close nor so far from the city of Lima, it is an interesting place to rest without so much hustle and bustle. Without going too far from the city, there you can enjoy beaches that are not so crowded.


How to get to Huarmey?

Getting to Huarmey from Lima is very simple. From the center of the Peruvian capital you can take the North Pan-American Highway, which will leave you directly in the city after passing the Huarmey River.


293 kilometers separate the city of Lima and Huarmey, and the drive can take a little more than four hours. Keep in mind that the trip will take a little longer if you go by bus.


What are the best beaches in Huarmey?

With so many kilometers of coastline to explore, the province of Huarmey offers incredible places to spend the day or to stay and camp on the beach and wake up watching the sunrise. Here we bring you just some of the many options you will have if you visit this beautiful region.


1-Tuquillo Beach

Tuquillo Beach is the best known and most visited beach in Huarmey. It is located almost 10 kilometers north of the city.


It is a beach with crystal clear waters and fine white sand, surrounded by cliffs and rocks that give it a unique and picturesque touch.


The beach is medium in size and is approximately 1 km long, making it ideal for walking and enjoying the sun and sea.


Also, Tuquillo Beach is known for its variety of water activities, such as sport fishing, diving and surfing. Its waters are rich in marine fauna, making it a perfect place to practice snorkeling and discover the marine life of the region.


This beach was chosen as the Best Rural Beach in Peru by the National Eco Beach Contest, due to the good conservation of its waters, which makes it a highly usable area for fishing. In its surroundings you will be able to find a great gastronomic offer.


2. The Pocita

Located just a kilometer and a half north of Tuquillo Beach, La Pocita is one of the places most loved by the inhabitants of Huarmey.


Here we are not talking about a beach, but rather a small natural pool formed by sea rocks. This pool of calm, crystal-clear waters is so popular among locals, since in this place many Huarmeyans claim that they learned to swim as children while watching the fish.


Keep in mind that in La Pocita the sand is rocky, so you will have to be careful when you enter there.


3. Marin Beach

Marín Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Huarmey, especially among surfers. On this beach located just five kilometers from the center of Huarmey, the large waves generate a perfect climate for practicing water sports such as surfing.


In addition, this beach has an extension of several kilometers, so you can find a quiet place to relax and enjoy the landscape while spending a pleasant day with friends and family.


4. Tamboreros Beach

Tamboreros Beach is located about 35 kilometers south of Huarmey. It is a beach with very soft sand, surrounded by cliffs and vegetation. The rock formations protect the beach from the wind and generate a very calm and pleasant climate.


It is a beach that is difficult to access, but that is precisely what makes it very quiet. Being far from urban centers, many people decide to camp on the beach.


5. Antivito Beach

Very close to Tuquillo Beach, Antivito Beach is another one that offers an ideal climate for surfers.


10 kilometers from Huarmey, the strong winds and big waves of this beach make it one of the best for experienced surfers. Here you will surely find a great challenge.


6. Sugar Loaf Beach

Pan de Azúcar beach is one of the most impressive beaches in Huarmey. It is located about 30 km north of the city and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the area.


What makes Sugarloaf Beach so special is its natural beauty. It is a beach of fine golden sand with spectacular cliffs and rock formations. In addition, it has crystal clear waters and a wide variety of marine life, which makes it ideal for snorkeling and diving.


Sugarloaf Beach is a slightly wilder and less developed beach than other beaches in the area, which can be a plus for those looking for a more natural and less touristy environment. This is why many people go to do sports like surfing or bodyboarding.


7. Maracana Beach

Maracaná Beach is a beach of fine golden sand located about 10 km north of the city of Huarmey. The beach has an extension of approximately 2 kilometers and is surrounded by cliffs and rock formations, which makes it a place of impressive natural beauty.


The waters of Maracaná Beach are crystal clear and moderately calm, making it ideal for swimming and enjoying various water activities such as surfing, bodyboarding and kayaking. Due to its moderate waves, this is a great beach to learn to surf.


What is the best time to visit Huarmey?

The province of Huarmey is known for its hot summers. During the year, the temperature ranges between 12° and 28°, but in summer these temperatures can rise to 35°.


Therefore, during the high season of the summer months, from December to March, the beaches of Huarmey are an ideal destination to beat the heat. You don't want to get out of the water.



The average annual temperature in Huarmey is 18°C. In the summer months (from the end of December to March) it has the highest temperature throughout the year, 22°C. It is for this reason that it is the perfect place to spend a good vacation. Tanning is more than guaranteed!


Discover all the beaches of Huarmey!

In this list we do not go so far as to review all the beaches of this beautiful city. There are several smaller ones and others further away. If you plan your trip to Huarmey quietly, you can spend it exploring the Pacific coast and you won't get bored.


Tourist attractions near the beaches of Huarmey

The beaches of Huarmey are also close to tourist attractions that you can visit during your stay in Huarmey.


If you are interested in archaeological centers, you can visit Los Gavilanes, which is located at kilometer 294 of the Panamericana Norte. This archaeological center is estimated to have been built between 2200 and 2700 BC. This center was used to deposit the corn production under the sand. This was due to the favorable terrain conditions.


Another important place is the Huarmey Castle, belonging to the Chimú culture. This is located 1 kilometer east of the city of Huarmey. The archaeological zone is comprised of a complex of rooms made with adobe and mud.


Also, there is the Punta Lobitos Port, where more than 200 sacrificed pre-Columbian fishermen have been found. This was discovered as a result of excavations at Huarmey Castle and the Old City.


If you are more into enjoying nature, there are also the Huarmey Loberas. This is a navigation of an hour and a half in which you can observe the different animal species of the region. Among these species you can find blue-footed boobies, Peruvian gulls, Humboldt penguins and a large number of wolves.


With all this information, you will know exactly what you can do on the beaches of Huarmey to make your vacation unforgettable. Whether getting a tan, visiting archaeological complexes or sailing out to sea to see sea lions, Huarmey is the perfect place for this summer. Venture to learn more about the beaches of Huarmey and its history!


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