The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Coast and Northern Highlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Trujillo 14

Cajamarca 9

Huaraz 7

Chachapoyas 6

Huanchaco 4

Chiclayo 3

Lagunas de Llanganuco 2

Piura 2

Ferreñafe 2

Lambayeque 2

Casma 2

Magdalena de Cao 1

Kuélap 1

Monterrey 1

Chavín de Huántar 1

Sipán 1

Playa Tortugas 1

Barranca 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 16

Bath/ Hot Spring 2

Beach–Sight 3

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 3

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 1

Cemetery 1

Geological Site 1

Historic District/ Site 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 3

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 1

Market/ Bazaar 1

Museum/ Gallery 11

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 3

Promenade/ Boardwalk 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 7

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 2

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El Santuario de Huanchaco

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Although people come to Huanchaco for the beach, one of Peru's oldest churches, El Santuario de Huanchaco, on a hill overlooking the...

Playa Huankarote

  • Beach–Sight

This wide, rocky beach south of the pier, is less popular for swimming, but there's good surfing. Amenities : none. Best for: surfing,...

Playa Malecón

  • Beach–Sight

North of the pier, this is the town's most popular beach, and it is filled with restaurant after restaurant. Local craftspeople sell...

Puerto Pizarro

  • Marina/Pier/Dock

This small fishing port, 14 km (9 miles) north of Tumbes on the way to the Ecuadorean border, sits near the point where the Rio Tumbes...