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Tuquillo: a paradisiacal spa a few hours from Lima

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Tuquillo: a paradisiacal spa a few hours from Lima

Tuquillo 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.


Next, we give you all the information you need to know to take advantage of this beach. 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 Tuquillo, a port city, are located in the province of Huarmey, Áncash. To get to Huarmey you need a 4-hour drive from Lima. The North Pan-American Highway will be your guide throughout the journey.


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


You can travel from Lima to Casma on bus companies such as Tepsa and Movil Bus (approximately 7 hours), and then drive to Huarmey on a journey that takes approximately 1 hour. If you take this tour you can take the opportunity to visit beaches like Tortugas.



The average annual temperature in Tuquillo 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. The tan is more than guaranteed!


Tuquillo Resort

The Tuquillo resort, known as the pool of the Pacific Ocean, is considered one of the best beaches in Peru. It is surrounded by houses and restaurants made of salvageable material on the banks of a cove. These businesses open in the summer months (January, February and March). It is located in the city of Huarmey, at kilometer 303 of the Panamericana Norte, near a large antenna. It has calm sea, cold waters and paved access. In addition, it has islets fifty meters from the shore, which serve as a habitat for guano birds such as the booby or the guanay.


In 2010 and 2011, the Tuquillo beach resort received the "Ecoplayas Award" in the Rural category, for its perfect state of conservation, cleanliness and frequency, uncontaminated quality of its waters and sands, rural and urban scenic beauty, emission systems of residual waters, services to the public (bathrooms, bins, orientation notice, access and parking), freedom to access the beach, educational efforts for the public on the conservation of the beach, and projection of future sustainability. In 2010, the "Pan de Azúcar" beach (km 320), located in Culebras, also won an "Ecoplayas Award", in the Natural category, for the presence of typical biodiversity. In that year, in addition to the awards for the Huarmey beaches, the Provincial Municipality of Huarmey received two diplomas, one for the "Best Beach Cleaning Campaign" and another for the "Huarmey Beach Conservation Effort"


Tuquillo is one of the most beautiful Huarmey beaches. It is very well preserved and its waters have a turquoise color that is rare on the Costa Verde. Among its peculiarities are the rocky mounds that form very close to the coast. This gives a special touch to the natural setting of the beach.


Also, due to the proximity of these mounds to the coast, you can swim around them. We ensure some very nice photos with this scenario.


How to get to Tuquillo beach?

To get to Tuquillo beach it is necessary to take a vehicle. In each corner of the Huarmey beach you can find transportation services to Tuquillo beach. Transportation is mostly minivans and the service has an average price of 3 soles.


The beaches of Huarmey are very close to the Plaza de Armas, so getting to Tuquillo will not take more than 15 minutes.


What to do at Tuquillo beach?

Tuquillo beach has low waves, so it is perfect for swimming and playing in the water. The waters have a cold temperature so any embarrassment you may be feeling while you are tanning is solved by going into the sea to cool off.


Also, on one side of the beach there is a small hill of rocks where you can climb and take spectacular pictures.


Very close to Tuquillo beach there are also several restaurants where you can taste the many dishes made with the catch of the day. What better way to end your tanning session than eating a fresh and delicious ceviche!


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