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Nearby Beaches: Pimentel & Santa Rosa

Pimentel is a beach resort 14km (8 3/4 miles) west of Chiclayo, with a nice enough beach that's very popular in summer and a small fishing community that still employs the caballitos de mar (totora-reed boats) seen in Huanchaco, near Trujillo. Just 6km (3 3/4 miles) south of Pimentel is Santa Rosa, a more attractive beach and fishing village with totora-reed and gaily painted wooden fishing boats. It has a handful of good seafood restaurants. Both beaches are low-key and a good antidote to touring archaeological sites.

Buses and colectivos run from Vicente Vega and Angamos in Chiclayo to Pimentel. In summer, they continue along a "circuito de playas" to Santa Rosa, Puerto Etén, and Monsefú, none of which is spectacular.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.